Panoramas are just plain cool, and this tiny planet photography takes it to a whole new level. A panorama is a wide-angle view of a space, and it’s usually found in the form of a painting or photograph. Creative artists frequently use a panoramic view to illustrate landscapes and historical events. For example, these Evolution of Man illustrations and Last Supper Parodies are both presented in panoramic views.
Robert Piontek, a photographer from Germany, found a way to put a creative spin on the classic panoramic photograph. On Tiny Planet Photography he writes, “I stand at some location with my camera. I take a picture. I then turn a little bit and take another picture. I do this a few more times until I’ve turned all the way around back to my starting location. Then, using special software, I combine these images into a normal panoramic image which you can view the entire scene as a single image, which can then be projected into a tiny planet.”
The free software that Robert uses for this technique is Hugin, which is a panoramic photo stitcher. The only thing you don’t see in these photographs is a small part of the space above his head. I absolutely love this! It’s so creative and unique. You can learn more about Robert on his Tiny Planet Photography website.