HDR Vertorama photography

I recently stumbled across a style of photography that never occurred to me. It’s called a “vertorama”. And while the term doesn’t actually exist in the dictionary, it describes the technique perfectly. It’s a vertical panoramic photograph. Instead of panning left to right while taking photographs, you pan up and down while taking photographs.

I looked for an online tutorial and found this one: https://digital-photography-school.com/hdr-vertorama-photography-create-mind-bending-images/

I live close to St. Joseph’s Cathedral in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and it was the perfect location for me to test this technique. As an amateur photographer, I do not have the expensive nodal point adapter, but I do have a nice wide angle lens which worked pretty well for this technique. Since I was in a rather dark cathedral, I used the HDR technique mentioned in the tutorial as well. I found the result quite pleasing!

Cathedral 5.jpg