Chinese Proverb

“Tell me and I'll forget;
show me and I may remember;
involve me and I'll understand.”

Thank you for taking an interest in my workshop

This is a hands on workshop where you will be using your own equipment.  The concept of building panoramas is simple, however building them quickly, flawlessly, every time is a challenge.  Since setup and calibration is the least documented and understood, this is where our priority will be.  If the stitching program can take your images and stitch them correctly by just pushing a button, the remainder is learning HDR.  We should have enough time to learn the basics of HDR.

Since many photographers have an adversity to anything technical, let me reasure you that there is...


The hardest part of the day will be determining what exposure to use for HDR.

First, will be calibrating your equipment. Calibration is achieved by moving a slider, forward and backwards,  right to left, and up and down. It's all visual.

Secondly, will be taking a series of panoramas in selected locations around the studio.  These locations are where, if there are any problems, they should show up.  You can then make any adjustments necessary.

Those that come with a head capable of making the spherical 360° x 180° will get the full benefit of this workshop. I realize there are those that are not sure, if, or how much they want to invest in them. This is way I came up with the simple head.  While you will not be able to make the 180° part, there should be no reason why you shouldn’t be able to make a full 360°.

The workshop is scheduled between 10:00 – 5:00. I’ll be there at 8:00 with tools and taps to help those that need help modifying their equipment. I’ve yet to have any setup go without some sort of modification.  If you need help, let me know beforehand. If you don’t, feel free to come at 10:00.

Before we get into the objective, how to prepare, and how to build the panorama head, on the next pages are examples of the HDR spherical 360° x 180° panoramas and how they can be used?

We’ll be using a series of panoramas taken at McIntosh Reserve in Carroll County GA

For more info on McIntosh Reserve and who was William McIntosh Jr.