Step 1: What Will You Need?
3. Computer with the following software (there are other software too but I did use these):
Panoweaver www.easypano.com - for the flash panoramas
Adobe Photoshop www.adobe.com - for the polar panoramas
Step 2: Set Up
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.
Step 3: Taking the Pictures
How many pictures you'll take is up to you self and a bit depending on your lens but too much overlap is allways too much,
Look at the picture under to see how much the pictures should be "over" each other.
When you have taken the lower level just move up a level and so on untll you have all the pictures that you need.
The 60 degree angle that i am changing when moving the camera is for cameras with 13mm lens and lower. You should search for your cameras "ultimate angle" yourself.
Step 4: Stitching
For the instructions follow the text tagged in the images
You can use the image-pack under for your stitching.
Step 5: The Flash Picture
Once again follow the images to create your flash.
Step 6: The Polar Picture
Ok so first start up Photoshop. Then open up your image and cut off the black stripes on the bottom and top (if there are stripes). Now resize the image so that it is 1:1 ratio ~ same height as width. That will be done through the Image -> Image Size function. Now rotate the picture 180 degrees Through Image -> Image rotation -> 180'. And now go to the filters and use: Filter -> Distort -> Polar Coordinates. From there select: Rectangular to Polar -> OK
Now you will get your polar-panorama from here you can now rotate it as you want.
Thx to iSuat for the original guide for the polar-panoramas
Step 7: Finish
If you have any problems by getting everything working feel free to ask!