Book Review • Panobook 2015

For the last seven years, Kolor has published a book of the winning panoramic photographs from their annual photographic competition. David Hay reviews the 2015 edition featuring 150 new panoramic images chosen by the jury members

Panoramic photography got a huge boost with the arrival of digital photography. Previously panoramic photographers had to carry heavy and expensive film cameras and very heavy tripods up mountains to capture the wide-angle views, as the light spread over the land. The most common format was 6x17cm using 120 film in cameras such as the Fujifilm GX617.

The arrival of digital photography allowed panoramic images to be stitched together on a computer and freed up photographers to carry smaller, lighter cameras on their panoramic expeditions. Initially, special image stitching programs were used but before long all major photo editing packages had excellent stitching features built into the programs. These applications allowed …

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David Hay

I took up photography at the age of eleven and have been passionate about it ever since. As a retired biologist I still marvel at the beauty of the natural world and try and capture the colours and forms of natural things around me.

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