Family on Playground Geodome

We wanted some new informal family portraits done, and what is a spherical panorama photographer to do when he finds an awesome prop like this?! I set my camera and panning head in the middle of the playground dome very close to the ground and shot the entire sphere. Then I took a few extra photos of the kids and us individually to mask in to the sphere. As long as the tripod doesn’t move from it’s fixed position within the sphere, this is very easy to do. I chose f/2.8 to get the shallowest depth of field possible at 14mm and focused on the bars. Since I was careful to be in the exact center of the sphere, all the bars were in focus.

Click the preview photo or the link below to explore the full sphere:

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