If you’re interested in panoramic photography, viewAt combines a panoramic maker with a Google Maps mashup so you can not only create interactive panoramas but geotag them and share them with the world.
Even if you’re not interested in making panoramic photos, just browsing the viewAt map is a visual treat. The vast majority of user uploaded content is absolutely stunning. The photos you upload can be converted into a cylindrical or spherical panoramic. Cylindrical panoramics are the ones you’re most likely to have already come across, where viewing the photo is like rotating around in a circle viewing a band of the scene before you. Spherical panoramics require more photos to be taken, but they create almost a 360 view of scene allowing you to pan up and down as well as left and right to take in everything at the site of the photograph. For more information and a chance to check out some of the spectacular panoramas already hosted by viewAt, check out the link below.
The only rule in photography is that there are no rules. However, there are many composition guidelines which can be applied in almost any situation, to enhance the impact of a scene. Below are ten of the most popular and most widely respected composition ‘rules’.
Rule of Thirds
Imagine that your image is divided into nine equal segments by two vertical and two horizontal lines. Try to position the most important elements in your scene along these lines, or at the points where they intersect. Doing so will add balance and interest to your photo. Some cameras even offer an option to superimpose a rule of thirds grid over the LCD screen, making it even easier to use…
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The Image Resizer Powertoy Clone adds an option to the Windows explorer context menu for quickly resizing pictures—without opening an image editor.
Using the utility couldn’t be simpler—just right-click one or more pictures, select Resize Pictures, choose the resolution you want to resize the images to, and the newly resized images will show up alongside the originals—making this a very handy tool for quickly resizing images to share over email or instant message.
If this sounds familiar, it’s because the utility is a clone of the previously mentioned Image Resizer Powertoy—but that one only worked on Windows XP, and only for 32-bit, but this one is both Vista and 64-bit friendly for your image resizing tasks.
The Image Resizer tool is both free and open source, available for Windows only.
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What’s panning? It’s the photo technique that seems to freeze an object in motion against a blur of background movement. Learn how to execute a proper pan with these tips.
Steady hands or a tripod with a nice ball head are a must for a smooth pan. For more tips and example photos, check out the rest of the tutorial below.
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Sony’s new super-zoom point-and-shoot has amazing burst-shooting performance and a cool panorama feature.