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How to make 360 degree flash/polar panoramas

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Ever watched Google street view? It's a cool online product by Google where you can watch the streets in a 360 degree panoramic look. When I saw it i thought that it could be cool to make some panoramas myself. After a bit of surfing I found some programs and after that I went out with my camera.
 
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Step 1: What will you need?

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For doing the panoramas you will need the following things:
 
1. Camera
2. Tripod
3. Computer with the following software (there are other software too but I did use these):
                                             autostitch  www.autostitch.net
                                             Panoweaver  www.easypano.com - for the flash panoramas
                                             Adobe Photoshop www.adobe.com - for the polar panoramas

Step 2: Set Up

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First you will need a good place to take the pictures. And to do it as easy as possible it's recommendable to take the pictures in a well lighted area. If you are going to photograph a room I am recommending not using any type of flash, use several lamps instead.

Now put up your tripod and make sure that it stands steady so that the pictures gets steady.

When the camera is in place take a "test shot" and lock focus. After that set the camera to manual mode and change to the same preferences that you had on the test picture. Advanced users could set to manual directly.
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