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Creating a Panorama: CreativePro.com article

You can merge multiple images into a panorama in Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Camera Raw (which comes with Photoshop), and Adobe Photoshop Lightroom. But don’t assume they create panoramas the same way. In fact they work differently, but those differences give you more ways to resolve potential panorama issues.

How do you choose which method to use? I answer that question in an article for CreativePro.com, which you can read at the following link:

Creating a Panorama: Photoshop, Camera Raw, or Lightroom?

Travel photo tips on Adobe Live with the Pros

You’ve come back from a trip, and you’ve loaded your travel photos from your memory cards onto your computer. What next? Adobe Community Professionals Melissa Piccone, Jesús Ramirez, Theresa Jackson and I walk through some of our favorite Photoshop and Lightroom tips for travel photos. My segment, which is about creating panoramas in Photoshop and Lightroom, starts about 30 minutes into the recording. But it’s worth watching all four presenters.

Watch the show, originally streamed live on March 16, 2017:

Adobe Live with the Pros: Photoshop and Lightroom (65 minutes)

Note: Watching the recording requires the Adobe Connect web browser add-in, which is available on Macs and Windows PCs but not on all desktop and mobile platforms. (My understanding is that when an Adobe Connect presentation is live, you can watch it on any devices listed in the Adobe Connect system requirements.)

Two photographs selected for City Panorama 2016

I’m honored and pleased that two of my panoramic photographs have been selected for the City Panorama 2016 public arts program. One of the images is a panorama of a sunset that includes The Needles and Haystack Rock in Cannon Beach, Oregon; and the other is of Dusty Lake in eastern Washington state.

City Panorama is an annual project that displays inspirational panoramic format art on Metro bus shelters throughout Seattle and King County. The art will appear on 8-foot-wide wood panels, and may be displayed for up to ten years. The process of printing, mounting, and siting all of the selected works takes several months.

I shot the Dusty Lake photo from a high point on a ridge above the lake. Dusty Lake sits in a depression gouged out by Ice Age floods, about 200 feet below the top of the ridge. To get a sense of the field of view for this image, the lake is over half a mile long, and the far end of the ridge in the distance on the right is about a mile and a half away.

Both of my images are multiple-frame panoramas photographed in camera raw format, then merged and processed in Adobe Lightroom, with some additional edits in Adobe Photoshop as needed.

Thank you to Photographic Center Northwest, King County Metro, and Youth in Focus as well as the panel of jurors from those organizations who selected the images. Thanks also to 4Culture who fund the program through a grant.

For more information and to see the complete list of photographers and artists whose work was selected, visit City Panorama 2016 (Photo Center Northwest).

Update: Haystack Rock panorama installed

I received word that the Haystack Rock sunset panorama was installed at Stop #9560, a northbound bus stop at Eastlake Avenue East and Harvard Avenue East in Seattle. You can see the work installed on site in the photos below, as well as a map of the location.

Haystack Rock panorama by Conrad Chavez installed on site

A roughly 150-degree panorama of the Cannon Beach photograph shown in the context of the site. The photograph is installed inside the shelter. The right side of this image looks south along Eastlake Avenue East, which is how buses coming from downtown Seattle approach the stop.

A closer look at the Haystack Rock panorama by Conrad Chavez installed on site

A closer look at the panorama installed inside the bus shelter.

Detail of photo credits

Detail of photo credit and sponsor logos. There’s evidence of graffiti, which is to be expected. A maintenance crew has apparently done a partial job of removing the graffiti.

Here‘s a map of the location, it’s under the Interstate 5 bridge:

The artists have no input as to where the photographs are installed, so I was pleased that Metro installed my work at a bus stop that I actually used back in high school to get home.

I’m still waiting to find out where Metro installs the Dusty Lake photo. Installation of the long list of City Panorama works may take until late spring 2017.

Lightroom 6 and CC: First impressions

Adobe Lightroom 6 and CC

Lightroom 6 is available now, with performance enhancements and other new features. Read on for additional information and answers to some questions that aren’t always addressed by the general media coverage of this release.

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