Oh… My… Word… that view! It was a long and difficult climb, but you made it. You’re at the top. And that panoramic view… WOW! It’s made it all worthwhile. In every direction, as far as the eye can see, there’s something wonderful to look at.
Colour and detail jump out at you. Your other senses quieten. Your perspective expands. You seem to have taken off some invisible blinkers, or emerged from a long tunnel you weren’t even aware you were in.
You feel part of something bigger. If only you could grow wings and fly off into those distant horizons. Immerse yourself in it.
Wide-eyed with wonder, you sit down and try to take it all in. How you came to this moment doesn’t matter. Why this particular moment, you’ll never know.
All you know is that it’s a moment to be treasured. A moment that must be preserved.
So, there you are. On top of that mountain. It’s still wow and getting wower!
You grab your camera. You have to capture it. Quick. Click. But, wait a minute. That was just the bit in front of me. What about the bit to my left, my right, behind me? Click, click, click. There you go. Phew. All done. All safely captured, all safely stored in a large number of different photos.
That’ll be fun to look at later, won’t it? Not. How disappointing.
But wait. Hold on for a second.
If you haven’t found it already, there’s a setting on your camera. Check it out. It’ll be called Panorama, or Pano, or something very similar. It’s been designed with one specific purpose in mind. To help you capture that wow scene in one fell swoop, like this:
Taking the pic will require you to pan or move your camera across the scene like a video camera, like the human eye. The camera or software will then stitch together the images taken into one long awesomely detailed piccie. It’s brilliantly clever.
It’s an option definitely worth playing with and using. And it’s not just for those awe-inspiring landscapes either.
Think of all the times you’ve struggled to fit anything into a photo. Perhaps something was too tall or too wide. Maybe it was that wedding photo, party snap or graduation ceremony. Perhaps there were just too many people to fit into a normal-sized photo.
So, rather than one picture, you took lots. Or you moved further and further back until you were practically in the next town. Or you spent ten minutes trying to squeeze everybody in and took what ended up looking like an awkward jumble of torsos and disembodied heads.
In fact, there are countless times and situations in which a panoramic photo is probably the best option, if not the only option. And there are plenty of fun uses for it too. We just need to remember it when that moment strikes.
Head to your favourite internet search engine and take a look. Search for panoramic photos under images and check out what other people have captured. In fact that’s an order. Just look at the detail, colour and size of those wide-eyed wonders. Zoom into them. Fascinating aren’t they? Now head out and see if you can do better.
Those moments that capture you as much as you want to capture them deserve your widest attention. Especially if you’re going to bring them home with you and put them on your walls.
We’ve just launched our own range of Panoramic Prints. You asked for it, so we’re giving it to you. All of those panoramic pictures you’ve got stuck on your computer, in the cloud, or on your smartphone. They mustn’t stay contained. They need to be let out. Right now.
That dull hallway. That large blank space on the stairwell. The desert of paint above the mantelpiece. The blank stare of the wall above the computer screen. All are silently crying out for life. And now you can bring that life to them. We believe every room should have a view. And what a view you could have.
Too much choice is often no choice at all. So, we’re giving you just three. A baby eye-boggler, a mid-range monster and a wall whopper. In matt, or gloss finish. Anything more is just plain greedy. Anything less is just a normal size photo.
And, when you see them on your wall, words simply won’t do justice to just how awesome they look. Unless your words look something like these.
- “Suuuuurrrrrrrrrrrrrrrreeeeeeeeeeellly not!”
All Seeing. All Being.
Like our #truetolife philosophy, it might be a new way of looking at things. No ulterior motives. No hidden agendas. It knows exactly what it is. It knows exactly what it should be.
Real. Large as life. Wide-eyed and wonderful. Unashamedly panoramic. Like you should be.
Think of it as the photo equivalent of the freedom to express yourself fully. Not confined by societally imposed limitations, or the belief that to fit in you should be a particular size or shape. You can simply let go… and go… and go…
Smile and smile wider. True to life and yet truer to life. Seems like a perfect fit to us. So, get ready. It’s time.
Be panoramic. See panoramic. Print panoramic.
Truprint: Taking an interest in your wider development.