Michael Eleftheriades’ Definitive Panoramic Photography Seminar


Fitzroy House, 37 Fitzroy Street, London, W1T 6DX
2:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., Sunday, February 2nd
(With a 30-minute period for Q&A from 5.30 p.m. – 6.00 p.m.)

Following on from Michael Eleftheriades’ popular panoramic seminars, we are pleased to announce the next Definitive Panoramic Photography Seminar, to be held on Sunday, February 2nd.

Panoramic Photography is one of the most complex photographic tasks, yet with the advent of digital it is becoming ever more popular. Its popularity is driving the development of new techniques and applications, which have considerably simplified the task. Michael will be looking at these new workflows, from choosing the right equipment, to acquisition, post-production and distribution 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, shooting with shift lenses, or shooting wide views without specialised equipment.

While the focus will be on capturing the highest quality images, Michael will also be showing 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 and web delivery. Michael will also look at how Google has popularised the immersive experience with Google Maps, and how photographers can create and upload images to its services.

Attendees who register for this seminar will be provided with speaker’s notes and a panoramic fact-sheet. A prize draw will be held at the end of the seminar, the top prize of which will be a 360Precision Atome panoramic head worth nearly £300. The Atome is a popular lightweight and compact head, which is ideally suited to hiking, travel or backpacking.

360Precision Atome panoramic head

360Precision Atome panoramic head

How To Book A Place On This Workshop:

The 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. A 30-minute period for Q&A will follow at the end of the seminar. The cost of the session will be £155 with a special price of £95 if you are a current Nikon Owner subscriber, and includes afternoon tea. To book, please email your full name, address, daytime mobile and landline to Gillian Greenwood at: or

If you are a current Nikon Owner subscriber, add your user-name/ subscription number to the email. There are limited places available, so do book as soon as you are able to in order to avoid disappointment. If you are not currently a Nikon Owner subscriber, would you be kind enough to make a note of this in your email – in order to receive the discount, you will be able to join or re-join Nikon Owner when we call you to formalise the booking.

Please note that it is essential that you reply by email rather than by telephone.


Japanese gardens panorama

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 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 has been the Nikon Owner London Group coordinator since 2007.

Attendees’ Comments

“Thank-you for a 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 recent 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

“Great fun! Lots of information.” JB

“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 weekends – 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 event

  • 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 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
  • All back issues are now available on line as PDFs
  • 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

Gold subscription – special price: £290 when registering for this event

  • 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
  • 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 magazine as above
  • Private user-name and password to the subscribers-only website which includes a forum, message board, technical equipment reviews, events page and use of a photo gallery
  • 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

Cancellation policy:

Please kindly note that a cancellation policy applies and that unfortunately a refund or a credit towards a future course can only be provided when you give us 7 days prior notice of cancelling your place(s).

DISCLAIMER: With regard to any events including this one, held outside of the premises of Grays of Westminster and Nikon Owner, both Grays of Westminster and Nikon Owner magazine and their staff are only taking the initiative of arranging and facilitating these events on the strict understanding that they are solely acting in an introductory capacity and anyone planning to come will be deemed to have agreed that they fully understand this as a condition of enrolling and that no liability whatsoever is accepted either by any of the organisers, Grays of Westminster or Nikon Owner magazine in this regard.



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