Your Camera is Better than You Think it is
You might have a 44-Megapixel camera under your camera strap and not even know it.
If you could only take a bunch of pictures, say maybe 3 in a row, shooting left to right, while keeping the camera level, and while overlapping each pair of pictures by about 25-30%, you can increase the megapixel potential of your camera by several times over.
It’s not practical nor necessary for portraits or action shots, but any scene, vista, or slow-moving view can give you a GREAT amount of pixels with no purchase necessary!
For example, this picture:
The image above represents three shots. It was spur-of-the-moment, hand-held, no special equipment, and pas de sweat (that’s French for “easy”).
Just that quick!
And although I only have an 18-megapixel camera, the fact that I shot three pictures to make one image means that I got about a 44-megapixel capture (considering overlap). And THAT is something you can have printed B-I-G!
We’ll stitch your pictures together at Kohne Camera, or just do it yourself.
PhotoShop has a merge subroutine in it (File Menu–> Automate–> PhotoMerge) or try the current version of ArcSoft™ Panorama Maker, or find one of lots of free panorama makers on the web.
When you do, you’ll have a HUGE file suitable for printing really big. The output will be suitable for over the couch, or the fireplace, or in your office, your corporate lobby, cabin, cottage, whatever.
If you can shoot the series, we’ll stitch it if you need us to, then we’ll print it, mount it, and make it ready to hang. 45 Megapixels? With your current camera? Today?