Infrared Panorama Photography With the GigaPan Epic

The GigaPan Epic is designed to only handle smaller compact digital cameras. But a bit of ingenuity allowed me to use my Canon 350D, which was converted for infrared photography, with the Epic to produce IR panoramas.

As I’ve covered in another article, a bit of DIY work will allow you to use dSLRs on the base model GigaPan Epic motorized panorama platform.

Here are my first results using my converted for infrared Canon 350D. They were stitched using the free GigaPan Stitcher software.

My Canon 350D mounted on a GigaPan Epic motorized panorama platform

My Canon 350D mounted on a GigaPan Epic motorized panorama platform

Infrared panorama

Infrared panorama

A 100% detail from the full panorama

A 100% detail from the full panorama

Or here after more processing in Photoshop

Or here after more processing in Photoshop

Note: the TIFF file I exported from GigaPan’s Stitcher software is 511MB in size.

My second IR panorama

My second IR panorama

A 100% section of the full infrared panorama photograph

A 100% section of the full infrared panorama photograph

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3 Responses to “Infrared Panorama Photography With the GigaPan Epic”

  1. jerry eisnerJuly 27, 2009 at 6:49 am #

    I have been checking out your dimagemaker.com site and find it quite interesting and extremely motivating!
    As for the IR stuff i’m seeing. The Pano’s themselves look amazing in terms of sharpness detail accuracy No distortion of verticals or horizontals. However, and i’m not trying to be critical… at least on my computer i believe your latest potentially gorgeous Panoramas are not processed enough. They look like the Raw info right out of the camera. So much more can be done with those in terms of contrast mid tones and highlights etc. I do not mean that you should do “false Color” stuff. I’m simply referring to the idea that unprocessed IR just looks like murky , so so, black and white. I hope i did not offend you because i can see how professional you are in all you do. I just had to express my opinion to see if you can explain to me if what i’m seeing is what i think it is. Thanks. Jerry

  2. WayneJuly 27, 2009 at 2:10 pm #

    I did do a minimum of processing on them but agree I can do more. I’ll definitely be doing that in the followup articles as I get out and do far more panoramas

  3. WayneJuly 27, 2009 at 2:10 pm #

    I did do a minimum of processing on them but agree I can do more. I’ll definitely be doing that in the followup articles as I get out and do far more panoramas

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