Tag Archives: panorama

Create Stunning Tiny Planets Using Your iPhone/Android – App Recommendation

In the past few weeks, I had the time to experience (TinyPlanet) app for the iPhone. After many tests, I finally came into great results and I found out (the secret) on how to end up with stunning results.

What you need?

1- Photosynth app (or any other app that allows you to create Panoramas; the new iOS6 allows you to create Panorama using the camera app).

2- Tiny Planet app.

3- Breathtaking views (beautiful places).

4- Android users use: Tiny Planet FX

Let’s roll:

1- Using Photosynth; create a 360 view (or a simple Panorama), example:

2- After Cropping:

3- Open Tiny Planet app, load the image and wait for the magic:

My other tiny planets:

Have fun, Start creating your own little planets! :)

[Video] Photography Timeline

This animated timeline is a concise history of some of the most important events to shape photography from 1839 – 2008.

  • 5th-4th Centuries B.C.

Chinese and Greek philosophers describe the basic principles of optics and the camera.

  • 1664-1666

Isaac Newton discovers that white light is composed of different colors.

  • 1727

Johann Heinrich Schulze discovered that silver nitrate darkened upon exposure to light.

  • 1794

First Panorama opens, the forerunner of the movie house invented by Robert Barker.

  • 1814

Joseph Niepce achieves first photographic image with camera obscura – however, the image required eight hours of light exposure and later faded.

  • 1837

Louis Daguerre’s first daguerreotype – the first image that was fixed and did not fade and needed under thirty minutes of light exposure.

  • 1840

First American patent issued in photography to Alexander Wolcott for his camera.

  • 1841

William Henry Talbot patents the Calotype process – the first negative-positive process making possible the first multiple copies.

  • 1843

First advertisement with a photograph made in Philadelphia.

  • 1851

Frederick Scott Archer invented the Collodion process – images required only two or three seconds of light exposure.

  • 1859

Panoramic camera patented – the Sutton.

  • 1861

Oliver Wendell Holmes invents stereoscope viewer.

  • 1865

Photographs and photographic negatives are added to protected works under copyright.

  • 1871

Richard Leach Maddox invented the gelatin dry plate silver bromide process – negatives no longer had to be developed immediately.

  • 1880

Eastman Dry Plate Company founded.

  • 1884

George Eastman invents flexible, paper-based photographic film.

  • 1888

Eastman patents Kodak roll-film camera.

  • 1898

Reverend Hannibal Goodwin patents celluloid photographic film.

  • 1900

First mass-marketed camera—the Brownie.

  • 1913/1914

First 35mm still camera developed.

  • 1927

General Electric invents the modern flash bulb.

  • 1932

First light meter with photoelectric cell introduced.

  • 1935

Eastman Kodak markets Kodachrome film.

  • 1941

Eastman Kodak introduces Kodacolor negative film.

  • 1942

Chester Carlson receives patent for electric photography (xerography).

  • 1948

Edwin Land markets the Polaroid camera.

  • 1954

Eastman Kodak introduces high speed Tri-X film.

  • 1960

EG&G develops extreme depth underwater camera for U.S. Navy.

  • 1963

Polaroid introduces instant color film.

  • 1968

Photograph of the Earth from the moon.

  • 1973

Polaroid introduces one-step instant photography with the SX-70 camera.

  • 1977

George Eastman and Edwin Land inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame.

  • 1978

Konica introduces first point-and-shoot, autofocus camera.

  • 1980

Sony demonstrates first consumer camcorder.

  • 1984

Canon demonstrates first digital electronic still camera.

  • 1985

Pixar introduces digital imaging processor.

  • 1990

Eastman Kodak announces Photo CD as a digital image storage medium.

Source: About.

Leeds Castle In 64 MegaPixels!

 صورة 64 ميجابيكسل من تصويري لإحدى قلاع قلعة ليدز ببريطانيا، منطقة كينت – اضغط على الصورة لرؤيتها كاملة

Yesterday I went to process some of the photos of my last trip; Which was (Heathrow -> Leeds Castle -> Bath Spa -> Glasgow -> Strathaven).

Here is a Photo for one of the Castles in “Leeds Castle”:

Details: Shot using Canon 60D + Canon 15mm f/2.8 fisheye wide angle lens

*Click on the image to get the original size

 

Stunning Planet Panoramas

These interesting photos go by various namings –polar panoramapanorama and polarlittle planet,planet panoramas360 degree panorama, etc but they all mean the same thing. It is created with a panorama photo.

 

City of Vaxjo, Sweden
source: awesomenator

Baroque Planet
by Simon The Fox

The Planet of Detroit
by firelog1970

The 99th Planet 
by jeckham

PlanetIMAX
by olliollio

Berlin Alex Polar Pano
by suckup

Planet New York :: Central Park
by Sam Rohn

Planet Taj Mahal
by Manu

Like a butterfly
by Manu

Planet Saint Germain
by Seb Przd

How To Create One?

Create your very own planet!