In collaboration with MINI I made a short tour of one of their dealerships here in Belgium. The Waasland Store.
You have have a browse around the store and be sure to check out the interior of the sporty John Cooper Works GP and the rather luxurious and exclusive ‘Inspired by Goodwood’ MINI.

I’ve shot panoramas inside several planes now but working inside those MINIs was getting seriously tight for space. The camera was about 50mm from the head restraints as it turned around.  A good test of my methods and machinery I think.

For the full viewing experience it is recommended that you view in full screen. Or, if you are viewing on the iPad, enjoy the gyroscopic navigation:)

More to come soon….

Mini Goodwood

  • Niko Caignie - excellent work!

  • 360° | Just shoot it - [...] technisch stunt en vliegwerk om zijn fotografie naar nieuwe hoogtes te brengen. Zo creëerde hij een interactieve ervaring van een Mini-showroom waarbij de bezoeker het volledige interieur van verschillende auto’s tot in de kleinste [...]

Last year I was commissioned by Fujifilm Belgium to produce a set of images that they could use to decorate their super-clean international training centre in Zaventem, Belgium. One of the ideas we came up with was a series of abstract images depicting the details of the building and machines they have in the training rooms.

The ultimate game plan was to make images that people stopped and looked at. They might not even realise that they are standing amongst the subjects, that’s just part of the fun.

I visited the offices today and saw a selection of the images hanging around the building. All shot with the X-Pro1 and printed on DiBond. The team there are very happy, I’m very happy.

I made a couple of sneaky snapshots of 2 of the images, I didn’t measure them but I’m guessing they are over a metre tall.

 A selection of the images I made.

Just one of my camera tests was to try the FujiFilm X-E1 for some time-lapse work. The X-E1 has no built in interval timer like so many other cameras but luckily it has a remote/mic socket that can be used to trigger the shutter.
This clip of over 2000 images was made over a 2 hours period. Clearly the sunlight varies a lot in the background and I wanted to see how the X-E1 would handle this.

Fujifilm X-E1 – 35mm 1.4 (at 2.8) – ISO400

tulips from stillmation on Vimeo.

  • Nathan Kaso - What did you use to trigger the shutter?

  • Rob Mitchell - Nathan, I used an MX2 controller to trigger the camera via the remote jack.

Up until now I have been shooting a lot of high quality interactive 360˚ Panoramas for various industries such as the aviation, automotive and interior architecture. These panoramas are designed to run either online via a browser or mobile on a tablet device. Although the resolution of the final image is high, I wanted to take it a step further into ultra-high resolution panorama images that can be used for large scale printing.

Below is a test I made using some new hardware that can create ridiculously high resolution images, efficiently and accurately.

If you or your company needs either  interactive 360˚ Panoramas or ultra high resolution images for printing. Feel free to get in touch.

 
Here is a view of Antwerp, reduced to 900px to fit on the page layout. The original file is ‘just’ 65000px wide. With a different hardware setup this pixel-count could be a lot bigger.
The arrow points to an area detailed in the last image of this series.

 

 

This is a crop of 25% of the full sized panorama.

 

This is a 1:1 crop of the Antwerp panorama showing the MAS museum in the far distance. Bearing in mind this was shot with some haze in the air, shot on a good day the detail levels would be even higher. Shot with a different hardware setup, we’d even see details inside that building.

 

  • supermasj - Impressive is the right word, Rob

I’ve been testing the new Nikon D5200 for an upcoming article in Shoot. It’ll be published shortly but I just wanted to post a very short time-lapse that I made with the D5200 and it’s built in interval timer. The interval timer is a function that is included in a lot of cameras now, but how many people actually use it?

The images in the sequence were shot in JPG and the only processing was to crop them and compile them into the video. No further post production or manipulation. I’m quite impressed with the dynamic range of the basic JPG output.

  • paul bates - Interesting, I have a D5200 and it produces awful interval work, every image has different exposures, despite setting everything to manual, maybe I have a bad camera, your shots here look perfect!

    Paul

  • Rob Mitchell - that’s odd. Unless there was some dramatic lighting changes during the shots it should all remain the same. You had everything manual, Auto ISO was off and Auto WB too?