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A Simple Guide to Making a Panograph

Panographs are simple and fun and there's a only a few guidelines to remember when making these stunning images.

A panograph is assembled from several overlapping photographs. In this tipster I shot an entire roll of Lomography Redscale 120 film in a Lubitel 2 and placed the resulting 12 photographs together to make one collective image.

My subject was the Eiffel Tower in Paris.

First thing to do is find a good place to stand to take your pictures. As the Eiffel Tower is quite a tall structure I was a good distance from the base but still close enough to ensure that my images would overlap.

Secondly, set your aperture and exposure. Do not change these settings throughout the process to ensure the best results in the final panograph. Note: In this panograph, as I shot higher, other colours in the redscale film came out as the film was overexposed as I moved towards the sky. This is because I had exposed for the base of the tower and not the sky which resulted in the colour change throughout the panograph, which I think adds a nice effect.

Thirdly, Shoot…move a little…shoot…move a little..shoot…move a little…(repeat as necessary).

The best part comes next. When you have your prints collected from the lab, assemble them to make your panograph. If you shot so that you have a large amount of overlapping in your photos you will probably be able to arrange the photos in a few different ways to make your panograph.

Finally, there are three ways to share your panograph online:
1. Take a photograph of it.
2. If the finished panograh can fit on a scanner then scan it.
3. Use picture editing software, like Photoshop, When you have your film scanned bring each photograph in as a layer and assemble the panograph on the computer save it as a Jpeg and share your masterpiece with the world.

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written by homer

16 comments

  1. stratski

    stratski

    Very nice result! Did you enter it in the collage rumble yet?

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  2. homer

    homer

    Thanks @stratski I haven't entered it yet, thanks for reminding me :-)

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  3. kingnate

    kingnate

    Great article!
    here's my own :)
    http://www.lomograph(…)os/13058747

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  4. dearjme

    dearjme

    gorgeous! I've seen examples done with the instax, too.

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  5. pfingstroeschen

    pfingstroeschen

    fantastic!

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  6. blablabla-anab

    blablabla-anab

    It's beautiful. I love the change in colours ^___^

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  7. sprofishgel

    sprofishgel

    Such a great idea ! Will think over this :)

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  8. tikismeekis

    tikismeekis

    great result! I also love the change in colors.

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  9. laurasulilly

    laurasulilly

    yes, i totally agree, the change in colour is just intense- and the panograph as such as well. i shall try this soon :)

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  10. lomonesia

    lomonesia

    maybe this project is hard

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  11. dashu

    dashu

    Hi, just a question ^^ Did you just stand on the same spot when you took the picutre ? Or is is it possible to make steps to the side ^^?

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  12. ipdegirl

    ipdegirl

    Great idea....and I like the way the colors of the sky change based on your exposure settings. Looks great!

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  13. jawatembak

    jawatembak

    that was gorgeous man! genius!

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  14. kwakken

    kwakken

    great tip! inspiring!

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  15. homer

    homer

    Thanks for the comments . @dashu for this one I stood in the same spot because the Eiffel Tower is so big and I was far away from it so I didn't need to move but when I am doing other Panographs close to the subject I move around.

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  16. dylanl

    dylanl

    cool tipster, beautiful pictures!

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