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Panobook 2011by Jean-francois Et Al. O'kane
Synopses & Reviews
Panobook 2011 presents 150 winning pictures from Kolor's 2011 Panoramic Photography Competition.
These photographs were selected from more than 2,000 images submitted by professional and amateur photographers who captured a variety of subjects. Browse through images of breathtaking landscapes, cities, beaches, buildings, people, and street scenery, taken by day and by night.
This collection of images provides an introduction to the best of today's panoramic photography and serves as inspiration for the interested photographer.
Book News Annotation:
Sponsored by Kolor, a company involved with image-stitching software, the third annual competition in search of the best panoramic photographs brought in 553 participants; and 156 images were accepted for this volume. The three judges are prominently involved with panoramic photography (two are based in Europe and one in Canada. As one might expect, the book is formatted horizontally (12x8") to accommodate the photos. Brief prefatory material in English, French, and German is followed by the images, which are organized by category: mountain, sky, architecture, cityscape, interiors, water, entertainment, landscape, and imaginary scenes. Distribution is by O'Reilly Media. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
About the Author
Harald Woeste lives in Bonn, Germany where he works as a designer and photographer for international clients. Digital photograhic panoramas was the subject of his thesis at the "Universitaet der Kuenste" in Berlin, and it has become one of the tools for his work as an artist and designer. One of the widely recognized projects of Harald Woeste is the panoramic capture of the exhibit "Einstein, Engineer of the Universe" in Berlin.
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