Festival in a Box: Stereographic Projection

Festival in a box creative CV module. Will be using the method of stereographic projection, to create a 3D image of the box to link up with getmessygetinvolved.wordpress.com, they can access this via taking a picture of the QR code on the back of the business card. This will allow me to share the project worldwide at a faster pace.

Would like to make the picture interactive, but will continue to develop this through the second year, and add that element to it. Being able to open the box and read through the guide.

A stereographic projection is a way to map a sphere onto a plane. In photography this can be used to create a special kind of panorama. The most popular form of the stereographic when used with photography is the ‘Little Planet’ view.

Little-Planets3

Will be using a certain software to help us stitch together the photos easily and manageably. PTgui is the software, is downloadable on a trial and licence basis from the website. PTGui is panoramic image stitching software for Windows and Mac OS X. Originally started as a Graphical User Interface for Panorama Tools (hence the name), PTGui has evolved into a full featured, industry leading photo stitching application.

Have rented a camera from the ERC at plymouth college of art, along with a wide angled lens. Had help from a friend to take the photos , that we would need to stitch into a 360 stertoegraphic projection.  The camera we had was a Canon EOS600D, along with a wide conversion lens. The wide conversion lens would act as the fish eye, but after using it it altered little if nothing to the image.

Due to not having the ride lens , we where unable to create the stergeorpahic projection. With a bit more understanding a knowledge which I hope to gain , can hopefully make this happen.

The alternative to having the QR code link to the website and what was suppose to be the projection have decided to upload the images, just to display the work itself, and to not loose the validity of the QR code.

 

Images & Sources –

http://photographyblogger.net/stereographic-projection-photography-100-little-planets/

http://www.ptgui.com

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