I was asked to shoot panoramic photos two weeks ago for the new kitchen remodel project at Backroads, the World’s #1 Active Travel Company. The original concept came from the graphic designer who photographed this magnolia tree with her cell phone and then with a DSLR but given the high resolution demands it was necessary to photograph this as a multi-image panoramic.
For the photo shoot, I was given directions the night before to this magnolia tree which was located in an old cemetery in Oakland. With a short deadline to pull this off I arrived around sunrise and scouted around while waiting for the sun to rise high enough in the sky so I could make “high-key” backlit exposures favoring the tree branches and pink flowers while blowing out the sky. I shot several hundred photos then whittled them down to two panoramic sequences for the production team to work from. I’m not sure which sequence they ended up using or how many frames were used on this but they did an awesome job with post-processing. There is lots of detail when viewed up close.
See more of my panoramic photos.