Feature - Panoramic Images
Over the last few months I have been testing out a new setup which allows me to shoot really wide-angle panoramic images. Although this is easy to do on your Smartphone, it is very challenging to do accurately with a DSLR and a wide-angle lens.
A panoramic image used in this way enables you to show all of (or at least more of!) a particular scene (such as an atrium) and also allows you to capture some really unique angles. For example, it can be used to add context to an exterior residential image whilst still keeping the emphasis on the architecture. This technique is not suited to every shoot, however when successful it often results in a 'hero' image for the project. The panoramic setup is now part of my standard architecture kit and is available on all architecture shoots.
Armstrong Downes Commercial, Designgroup Stapleton Elliott
Athfield Architects, Interior Magazine, The Building Intelligence Group, RDT Pacific, Aecom
University of Auckland
Harrison Grierson, Designgroup Stapleton Elliott, Naylor Love
Tongariro National Park - Red Crater
We arrived on the Friday night to a terrible weather forecast but decided to stick it out and try our luck. After a day and night of torrential rain with temperatures well in the negatives we were fortunate enough to wake up to a stunning Sunday morning. With a huge dumping of snow and a blue sky day we set our sights on Red Crater; the highest point on the Tongariro Crossing track, and one of the best vantage points for the incredible lakes.
After battling the 90km/hr winds with a wind chill of -20 degrees we finally made it to the top of Red Crater, where unfortunately the lakes had completely frozen over! I had my camera strapped to the front of my pack for the entire hike