With this synth, I thee wed: Wedding Photography and Photosynth

When we were developing Photosynth, we thought about how people would actually want to use it.  Weddings came to mind--a single event that is heavily photographed.  And we've found a number of synths that show the added dimension that Photosynth brings to wedding photography:

Wedding #1

Wedding #2

Wedding #3

You can see more by just searching on the word 'wedding'. 

Some people probably tried to synth their wedding photos because it was the biggest collection of photos about a single event they had on hand, but not all of them work as synths.  Pre-existing collections don't usually turn out as well as photos shot with synthing in mind.  If you'd like to synth a wedding, here's a tip:  Ask everybody who's brought a digital camera to give you copies of the photos they've taken.  Between the photos you'll take (with synthing in mind) and the comprehensive coverage that everybody else's pictures will have of the same places, chances are good you'll have a pretty complete synth.  But remember, just because you have 500 photos to work with doesn't mean you need to include all of them in your synth.  Use the ones you think will knit together best, and leave out the ones that don't match up to any others. 

Comments (7)

  1. "Use the ones you think will knit together best, and leave out the ones that don’t match up to any others. "

    Is there any way to get "orphaned" photos from the grid at the bottom and assign them to the appropriate 3D group above and have the system re-synth?

    Search 1950 MG for example – a disappointing result of only 16%.



  2. Fduch says:

    I have created a tiny offline Photosynth viewer.

    But I think that it’s best not to share it. Am I right?

  3. Alfonso Roldan Flores says:

    gracias por la oportunidad de mejorar mis herramientas del conocimiento en fotografia.

  4. I am new to this and was wondering if I am shooting a wedding and want to create a synth should I shoot most scenes as if panoramic.  Taking several shots in pano form.???  

  5. You can start with a panorama, then move in for closer shots.  Look at the guide and video on the how to get synthy page here: http://photosynth.net/howtosynth.aspx

  6. Ron Edwards says:

    I uploaded 80 pics from my friends at my wedding – it turned out ok with a cool 360 view from all sides of the ceremony- only 76% synthy though.

    I’ll add the ‘official’ ones and see if it gets any better.

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