Harald Joergens Photography

Interactive 360° Building Panorama

Sheldonian Theatre Oxford, the ceremonial hall of Oxford University

This interactive panorama shows, with a lot of detail, the main hall of the Sheldonian Theatre.

Customer:
The client is Oxford University Sheldonian College, the official ceremonial Hall of the university, built by Christopher Wren.

Equipment used:

  • Canon 5D Mark II with Really Right Stuff L-Plate
  • Canon EF 50mm f/1.2 L USM lens
  • Gitzo G1325 carbon fibre tripod
  • Really Right Stuff BH-55 ball head and Multi-Row Pano Elements Package
  • Really Right Stuff carbon fibre monopod with MH-01 Pro momopod head for nadir shots
  • Notebook computer with remote camera control software

How it was done:
All photography has been done with the camera remotely controlled via a laptop computer.

To have every detail in focus, from the closest to the lens to the furthest (almost infinite), focus stacking has been used. All photography has been done with available light only, using exposure bracketing.

The resulting photos have been processed using focus stacking software. The resulting images have been edited, then stitched together, edited again, and then turned into a spherical panorama.

Technical information:
This virtual tour exists in two different versions: One is using, if available, the Adobe Flash Player, the other uses HTML5.

Credits:

  • Kay Hogg, Senior Event Marketing Manager, Facilities Management
  • Maggie Burge, Operations Manager
  • Prof David Hills, Curator

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