Seventy years ago, in one of the most controversial actions of World War Two, the British Royal Air Force (RAF) and the United States Army Air Forces (USAAF) dropped circa 4000 tons of high-explosive bombs and incendiary devices on Dresden. Only months before the end of World War II, in four fierce raids between 13…
North Korea remains one of the few places in the world that remains untouched by Google Street View's all-seeing eye. But at least now, we can content ourselves with these fascinating, state-approved (i.e. likely censored) 360-degree shots from Singaporean photographer Aram Pan.
Have you ever watched a video and wanted so badly to view the scene from a different perspective? Maybe you wanted to see what was happening behind the person filming. Eye Mirror is an upcoming camera accessory that should let you pan 360° within a video as it's playing. It looks surprisingly simple, and it apparently…
Ever visit Tokyo? No? No problem. Messing around in this ridiculous 180-gigapixel, 600,000-pixel wide panorama is practically the same thing, and you can do it right from this browser window.
When the iPhone got native panorama function in iOS 6, people started sharing tons of sprawling views. 360s of stadiums, the whole visible coastline at sunset. Laudable Facebook wallpapers all. But the urge to capture really wide shots didn't start a few years ago, it began in the 1800s when photographers like George…
In January, Dubai photog Gerald Donovan showed us what the earth looks like from the pinnacle of the world’s tallest building, thanks to a 360 degree panorama that was ‘shopped to remove the Burj Khalifa itself. But today, Donovan released the original, undoctored image—and it’s even better than the edited version.
Skycrapers, TV towers, and observation towers are among the most emergent objects of human engineering. If you want to look around as far as possible without climbing a mountain or getting on a plane, you just have to buy a ticket to the observation deck of the nearest supertall structure.
In April NASA's Landsat Data Continuity Mission took a huge panorama. From 438 miles above the Earth, the satellite shot a 6,000-mile-long, 120-mile-wide strip of planet from Russia to South Africa. It is aptly named ‘The Long Swath.’ Oh and it's 19.06 gigapixels.
SpaceX have published this neat interactive panorama of the inside of their Dragon capsule, America's first private spacecraft.
Apple's newest ads are all about touting the iPhone 5 concomitantly larger and smaller size, as well as its ear-shaped earbuds.
A lot happens in Alfred Hitchcock's Rear Window, all of it dutifully overseen by a wheelchair-bound photographer from a single spot. But to take in absolutely everything that Jimmy Stewart's character does in the course of the film, you need to see this time lapse, which stitches together an entire panorama from…
I've often rolled my eyes at the ridiculous technology used by CSI agents on TV, but the NY Times has revealed that as of 2009 the NYPD has started capturing 360 degree panoramic photos of crime scenes, for future analysis.
The iPhone camera has a secret Easter Egg: a panorama mode. This special mode—which Apple has not enabled for consumers yet—will allow you to capture large panoramic scene using multiple photos. This is how you can enable it:
Do you know why phone cameras are the best cameras to use? Because they're always on you! Okay, aside from that, it's because you get to add gnarly features (like taking panoramas) without having to buy a new phone.
German photographer Peter Langehahn has a unique approach to photography that literally captures all the memorable moments in a day.
Life just keeps getting better for you iOS'ers out there. A photo from 9 to 5 Mac shows code that would add a panoramic camera mode to iOS 5's final release. And the good news doesn't stop with pano-capabilities. iOS 5 is also built to play HD videos in full 1080p, something that's all too appropriate if they're going…
If you have never been suspended from an helicopter as it swooshed through mountains and rivers at low altitude, this fun interactive panorama video will give you a good idea of how it feels without having to stain your underpants: