Hugin for panoramas: GW2 edition

A long while back I wrote a guide to using the free panorama software Hugin with World of Warcraft screenshots. This guide is basically just an updated version of that, only using Guild Wars 2 as the screenshot source since I don't play WoW any more. Get Hugin Hugin can be downloaded from its SourceForge page: Install it in the usual manner - the default options are fine. Take some screenshots Naturally you'll want your graphics settings on the highest, even if you don't normally play that way. You should also turn »

A side-blog

I've posted some Guild Wars 2-related things here before, but mostly this is a place for my photography and sometimes software dev stuff, so I've avoided posting too much GW2 things here. Up til now this has meant I've just not posted GW2 things anywhere, but after some prompting I've set up a Tumblr: It's basically just a place I can post the hundreds of screenshots I have of this game. »

Documentary photography in Tyria

A series of pictures using screenshots from the game Guild Wars 2 as their base, processed to look like grainy black and white film photos. Ash Tribune quarters, Black Citadel Breachwater Lake, Diessa Plateau Dreamdark Enclave, Caledon Forest Monument Grounds, Blazeridge Steppes Pyrite Peninsula, Malchor's Leap Ruins of Rin, Black Citadel ruins of the Cathedral of Zephyrs, Malchor's Leap Sentinel stronghold at Tenaebron Lake, Fields of Ruin Gillfarn Pond, Fields of Ruin »

[WoW] Field Photographer: Pandaria, Outland and Draenor

The final part! Part one: Eastern Kingdoms, and part two: Kalimdor and Northrend, were quite a bit longer than this one, since there's only ten pictures for these three maps combined. Seems a bit odd really that there aren't more Draenor locations in particular, given that the achievement itself is part of the expansion. At some point next week I might also write a brief post about how I edited the photos to make them more appealing (compare the Mount Neverest picture below with the unedited version, for example). Pandaria Mount Neverest Sunsong Ranch, looking not very sunny Turtle Beach »

[WoW] Field Photographer: Kalimdor and Northrend

Part two of the selfies from my Field Photographer achievement – see also part one: Eastern Kingdoms, and part three: Pandaria, Outland and Draenor. Kalimdor Caverns of Time Deathwing's Fall (yes I know it's not really in Kalimdor) Echo Isles Halls of Origination Moonglade Nordrassil Onyxia's Lair, handle it The Scarab Dais The Shaper's Terrace The Twin Colossals Northrend Daggercap Bay Dalaran Naxxramas The Frozen Throne, brah #gauntletbump Wintergrasp Fortress Wyrmrest Temple »

[WoW] Field Photographer: Eastern Kingdoms

The latest patch, 6.1, of World of Warcraft introduced the S.E.L.F.I.E. Camera, and a related achievement: Field Photographer, where you have to take a selfie in all the listed locations. I'd originally planned to do one post for each continent, but since they all have widely varying numbers of locations, I'm grouping them as Eastern Kingdoms Kalimdor and Northrend Pandaria, Outland and Draenor Here's Eastern Kingdoms, in alphabetical order. They've all been edited in Capture One 8. Enjoy! Blackrock Mountain Darkshire Deadmines Deeprun Tram Gurubashi Arena Hearthglen Janeiro's Point Karazhan Light's Hope Chapel Ravenholdt »

[WoW] Guide: using Hugin for panoramic screenshots

Quick link: Hugin Panoramas are cool -- they show a much wider/taller view than it's possible to capture in one shot, and do so in a way that doesn't have the same weird rectilinear or fisheye distortion you get from regular wideangle or fisheye lenses. Here's an example of what I mean: If you actually go to the instance and stand in the same spot, you'll notice right away that the view isn't nearly as wide as this. Here's another example: Again, if you go here, you'll find that you can you can only see around one third of »