my first attempt to stitch macro images together. Skull is 11 inches long.
Set up an object on a table that has a well
defined vertical edge several feet from the camera
and line it up with another vertical line such as
a window frame across the room (maybe 20 feet
away). Stop down as far as you can to maximum
depth of focus.I take two photos, one with the
object on the far left side of the frame, and then
swing the camera around and take another with the
object framed on the right side. Then, using the
digital display on the back of the camera, I zoom
in to inspect the images to see how far left or
right the misalignment is and then adjust the
camera position and repeat the process. When both
images have the same appearance, I lock it down
and take note for that specific lens. It usually
takes about 6 attempts and 10 minutes.By using a
window frame,the misalignment will be seen as a
light leak in the gap between the object and the
window frame. When the sliver of light goes away,
you have the perfect nodal point.
Thanks for getting back to me. One more question:
How were you able to get find the nodal point of
your camera & lens with such precision? I
am using a gigapan epic pro and Im not sure about
how to precisely calibrate it.
The distance was about 12 inches. It was stitched
with the gigapan stitcher, but I have had lots of
success with Photoshop as well. The lighting was a
single softbox and strobe directly overhead.
Amazing shot!! Great lighting! How close did you
get to the skull? What program did you use for the
Great detail Russ, I hope you are planning to do
the frontal shot.
The only way that this can work is if the camera
is on a calibrated pano device in order to control
parallax. In this case, it was a Panosaurus
because the gigapan is too small for the Canon
SLR. Macro is absolutely unforgiving in parallax
That would be a great photo for an e-text book and
for a power point lecture. Was the a hand-held
shot or did you have to use some tracks?
This was 14 shots (7x2) with 100mm Canon Macro
how many photos did you stitch together
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