Ponte Vecchio Bridge on the Arno River in Florence Italy

Panoramic Composite from 15 Originals

This 180 degree panoramic image of the Arno River in Florence, Italy was taken without a tripod and was composited from 15 separate shots.  The camera was placed on a railing and the series of shots was made as I pivoted the camera around its tripod axis (under the lens). There were three images taken in each of five positions.  I ended up with five HDR (High Dynamic Range) images which I stitched together in Photoshop to create the single panoramic.  The original is approximately 60″ in length and has remarkable detail – and a much higher resolution than I would have gotten if I had been able to take the image with a single shot. I think most of us tend to think of recording the world in single, strong images.  Yet techniques such as this enable us to composite a broader vista with greater detail, and it is certainly a valid way to approach a subject such as this one.

Letting Go

Letting Go

During my career I served as Photo Editor and Production Manager for two weekly newspapers:  The Long Beach News and The Huntington Beach News. One day my editor told me he needed a photograph to accompany a story titled "Alzheimer's Disease: Loved Ones Suffer the Most". This … [Read More...]

Behind the Lens – About Lawrence

Lawrence Crandall Photo

As a professional photographer for more than 30 years I have witnessed changes in cameras, image delivery and a relative easing of technical expertise related to image making.  One thing which not changed is the need for high impact, authentic images which convey contemporary brand and culture with an element of timelessness. My clients include: […]

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Culture is the personality of your organization. It’s what defines the uniqueness of your business and is the sum of its values, traditions, behaviors, and attitudes. Simply put, culture is a shared way of doing something with a passion. Translating corporate culture into images to share on social media, web and print is one of […]

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