About 360° Photography

It takes time to learn to view 360-degree pictures. It would be easy to understand 360-degree pictures if you could step inside of a cylinder and spin around to look at the picture. The horizontal edges of the picture connect to complete the circle.


When you look at my photographs, see if the sun lights the rock art. The distance between the rock art and the sun is 180-degrees. If you stood with me in front of the rock art, your back would face the sun.


I choose this viewpoint because I am convinced that ancient people placed rock art in a 360-degree context. They looked around. The entire site, the landscape was integral to their rock art. Please enjoy looking around the pictures.


I shot the panoramas with a 360-degree Hulcherama medium-format camera with 35mm and 45mm Mamiya lenses. I frequently use survey equipment to lift the camera as high as 17 vertical feet in order to place the camera in front of the rock art.


I have a large dog named Biff who helps carry the heavy photographic equipment to rock art sites. Good friends often assist setting up the survey equipment.


I scan the Kodak Portra NC negatives with an Imacon Flextight Photo digital drum scanner. This scanner has an extraordinary range and can capture the color in deep shadows and bright clouds.


I complete the photographic images in Photoshop and print the pictures with an Epson Pro 4000 or 9600 printer.