Welcome to the new Panorama Hunter web site!

Panoramic photography has been around for many years and grown more popular with the digital revolution. Yet still there are people who have not encountered an image of a 360 degree panorama before. Sharing the experience of such a unique vantage point is most rewarding for a photographer.

The basic theory behind panoramic photography is to capture a scene as appears when you turn your head by 360 degrees.

Panoramas vary by type, cylindrical or spherical. A cylinder is best likened to a person turning ones head on their shoulder and capturing what you see into a single image. A sphere is the same except that you also tilt your head up and down while rotating.

The result can be represented in a number of ways;
- a flat 'ironed out' cylinder or sphere
- a QuickTime VR movie which allows you to turn the camera as if you were turning your head on site.

Techniques in capturing a panoramic images vary.
- several rectinlinear or fisheye images may be combined 'stitched' to make up one
- special panoramic cameras may be be employed
- parabolic mirrors are also used to capture a scene in a single shot