The Definitive Panoramic Photography Seminar by Michael Eleftheriades: Sunday, February 10th



Grays of Westminster presents
The Definitive Panoramic Photography Seminar
by Michael Eleftheriades

Fitzroy House, 37 Fitzroy Street, London W1T 6DX
Sunday, February 10th
2.00 p.m. until 5.30 p.m.


Following Michael Eleftheriades’ very popular Panoramic Seminars during 2010-2012, Grays of Westminster is pleased to announce the next Panoramic Photography Seminar, to be held on Sunday, February 10th, 2013.

Panoramic Photography is one of the most complex photographic tasks, yet with the advent of digital it is attracting more and more interest. Its popularity is driving the development of new techniques and advanced software which have considerably simplified the task. Michael Eleftheriades will be discussing these new workflows, from choosing the right equipment, to acquisition, post-production, and the rendering of panoramic images and virtual reality scenes.

He will also be looking at how panoramic techniques can help in dealing with common photographic problems, such as shooting in tight spaces, shooting multiple shots without a wide-angle lens or shooting wide vistas or cityscapes without specialised equipment.

While the focus will be on capturing the highest quality images, Michael will also show how panoramas can be acquired with the ever more popular compact system cameras as well as mobile phones.

By the end of the seminar, attendees will have an understanding of the principles of panoramic photography, be able to choose the right equipment for acquisition, the best software for production and be aware of the options for final output, including printing or web delivery.

Attendees who register for this event will be provided with speaker’s notes and a panoramic fact-sheet.

A number of prizes will be offered to attendees, the top prize of which will be a 360Precision Atome panoramic head worth over £200. The Atome is a lightweight compact head which is ideally suited to hiking, travel or back-packing. The prize draw will take place at the end of the seminar.

This professional panoramic seminar will be held in central London, at Fitzroy House, 37 Fitzroy Street, London W1T 6DX, and will take place from 2.00 p.m. until 5.30 p.m. with an additional 30 minutes for Q&A. It includes mid-afternoon tea and biscuits.


Important Booking information:

The cost of the session will be £155 with a special price of £95 if you are a current Nikon Owner subscriber. To book, please email me only with your full name, Nikon Owner user name/membership number, daytime mobile and landline. There are limited places available, so please reply as soon as you are able to in order to avoid disappointment. If you are not currently a subscriber, you are welcome to join whilst booking the workshop to receive the discount on the session.

Panoramic Seminar Agenda

The aim of the seminar is to give attendees first-hand experience in setting up their equipment, shooting successfully in demanding environments, and guidance in the post production and final output of panoramic files for the web and mobile devices.

Part 1: The General Principles

  • Panoramic theory & principles
  • Selecting the right camera and lenses
  • Finding the lens nodal point
  • How to set the exposure
  • White Balance Tools

Part 2: Shooting Planar Panoramas

  • Benefits & How To Shoot
  • Multi-shots with normal lenses
  • Using Tilt & Shift lenses

Part 3: Shooting Cylindrical Panoramas

  • Benefits & How To Shoot
  • Image processing
  • Stitching using Photoshop and more advanced tools
  • Photographing in public spaces (dealing with movement)
  • Printing Considerations

Part 4: Shooting Spherical Panoramas

  • Benefits & How To Shoot
  • Stitching using advanced tools
  • Creating the illusion
  • Creating photospheres
  • Publishing on the web
  • Playback on portable devices
  • Capturing and stitching using mobile phones

Part 5: Panorama showcase

Including panoramas from Japan, Thailand and Cambodia.

About Michael Eleftheriades

A Nikon Owner subscriber since 2002, Michael is an architect and photographer who fuses his particular passion for architecture, virtual reality, computer graphics and photography in the creation of large-scale panoramic imagery.

Michael had been photographing virtual reality scenes using Nikon film cameras since 1986, and subsequently moved into digital usage and implementation with the launch of Nikon’s Coolpix range in 1998.

He has exhibited his photographs at three exhibitions in London and lectured on panoramic creation to wide acclaim in the UK, Europe and the United States. When not photographing, Michael directs the efforts of Media Synthesis, a media development and consultancy company established in 1993, and is responsible for virtual reality tours and interactive exhibits at many of the UK’s leading museums, including the Maritime and Natural History Museums. Michael created the virtual tour for Grays of Westminster and organizes all the events for the Nikon Owner London Group.

Comments from the attendees of his Panoramic Seminars at Nikon UK

“Thank-you for an informative and enjoyable evening. I have been an architectural photographer for twenty something years and your seminar has enlightened me on how to offer clients alternative marketing, display and web site design possibilities.” CB & KM

“I really enjoyed the talk you gave, and was fascinated by the capability of both the software and panoramic heads. When I got home that night, I told my wife that I had seen true magic! Those are powerful tools, and you have personally done some amazing things with them.” JW

“I was lucky enough to attend both your seminars at Nikon House. It’s an interest I have had for a long time and I found your seminar most interesting and informative.” MH

“I should like to let you know, how much I enjoyed the talk by Mike Eleftheriades – I found it most inspirational.” TJ

“Excellent friendly manner, presentation by a master of his art.” EC

“Fantastic, a real eye opener! Excellent!” SH

“Absolutely fascinating.” RJS

Travelling to Fitzroy House, 37 Fitzroy Street, London W1T 6DX: the nearest underground station is Warren Street, but please do make sure that it is open – it is occasionally closed on a Sunday – if so, Goodge Street station is a good option.

About Nikon Owner



Standard Annual Subscription – normal price: £69; special price: £59 while registering for this course

  •  1-year Subscription to Nikon Owner + 3-year warranty on all new Nikon products from Grays of Westminster
  •  Nikon Owner magazine, a superb, glossy full-colour 60-page quarterly magazine that is 100% Nikon. Each issue delivers benchmark technical reviews of the very latest Nikon equipment, thought-provoking interviews and articles with world-class images
  •  Private user-name and password to subscribers-only website
  •  Simon Stafford’s Technical Helpline
  •  18-month warranty on second-hand Nikon from Grays of Westminster
  •  10% off Think Tank bags purchased at Grays of Westminster
  •  Special trips and events
  •  Discounts on events and training sessions
  •  10% off any training courses run by Nikon UK

Gold subscription – special price £290 when booking this course

  • 3-year subscription to Nikon Owner · 5-year warranty on all new Nikon products from Grays of Westminster · 2-year warranty on second-hand Nikon from Grays of Westminster
  •  Gold Priority waiting list for all new Nikon releases (top of the waiting list)
  •  A half-hour tutorial on the phone or face to face, by appointment
  • Special offers to Gold subscribers throughout the period of subscription
  • A signed copy of Heather Angel’s Wild Kew while stocks last or a Simon Stafford Nikon Magic Lantern Guide of your choice.
  • Nikon Owner quarterly magazine as above
  • Private user-name and password to subscribers-only website which includes forum, message board, technical equipment reviews, events’ page and use of a photo gallery
  •  Gold subscription card
  •  Simon Stafford’s Technical Helpline
  • 15% off Think Tank bags purchased at Grays of Westminster
  • Special trips and events
  • Substantial discounts on training sessions organised by Grays of Westminster, including Mike Maloney’s Workshops , Heather Angel’s Wildlife & Natural History Workshops, Simon Stafford’s Definitive Flash, Portraiture and Macro Training Sessions, Michael Eleftheriades’ panoramic and colour-calibration seminars and Chris Weston’s Photographic Courses.
  • 10% off any training courses run by Nikon UK

With very best wishes,

Gillian Greenwood
Features Editor and Events & Training Coordinator

Grays of Westminster
40 Churton Street,
Tel: +44 (0)20 7828 4925
Fax: +44 (0)20 7976 5783

Open Monday to Friday 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. & Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. We are closed on Public and Bank Holidays.



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