Steve Wessing  


Listing Lavalamps by Steve Wessing

August 2019 - Listing Lavalamps

About the Image(s)

Here is another 'in camera' effort. This style of photography is known as "Rogue Pano". It is achieved by using a camera's panorama mode in unintended ways. Instead of holding the camera steady and making a smooth rotation, the camera is used more like a paint brush. In this shot, I used a Samsung Galaxy S7 to shoot some items on our mantle.
There are groups on facebook and flickr dedicated to this still emerging technique.


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6 comments posted

Phillipa Frederiksen   Phillipa Frederiksen
Hi Steve, For me this was quite amazing! I love the idea of moving the camera/phone as you take the photo. Did you use a slow shutter? Can't wait to try it!
The jagged lines are interesting!   Posted: 08/16/2019 17:52:54
Steve Wessing   Steve Wessing
The panorama mode uses a vertical slot shutter to sequentially capture 360 degree composites, similarly to the way a scanner or xerox machine works. As you move, it captures vertical lines and combines them. If you move slowly and evenly you get good panoramas. The idea here is: Don't do that. :)   Posted: 08/22/2019 15:14:16

Joan Field   Joan Field
This concept of using the panoramic section of your camera to produce this interesting distorted view is fascinating. I assume you need a camera that has that ability. I can't see having such success, using a straight DSLR, such as s Nikon. Don't think it has a pano setting, but I could be wrong.
You have done an interesting job here. There is a lot of negative space around the shelf and I am wondering what it would have looked like with a different subject. Maybe we can see some more in the future.
  Posted: 08/23/2019 13:48:54

Susan Dunn   Susan Dunn
I think this is a good technique to try on various scenes and see what comes up. Usually I want my image to tell a story of some kind. I'm going to try it and see if distortions can have a narrative.   Posted: 08/23/2019 14:18:20

Susan Dunn   Susan Dunn
I think this is a good technique to try on various scenes and see what comes up. Usually I want my image to tell a story of some kind. I'm going to try it and see if distortions can have a narrative.   Posted: 08/23/2019 14:18:21

John Larson   John Larson
(Group 9)
Thanks for showing us this new technique and I like the distortions you have shown. I would like to see less empty space.   Posted: 08/28/2019 13:32:37