Peru is a very dramatic country. A desert coastline so bone-dry that it often resembles a moonscape, huge, towering mountains capped by white glaciers, misty, jade green cloud forests, trackless, Amazonian rain forests, countless archeological sites, and rich cultures provide so much contrast, composition, and stunning scenery that one could spend a few lifetimes capturing Peru with photography.
Most subjects can be captured in the conventional, hand-held fashion but this just doesn’t do justice to a number of the most stunning Peruvian sites and situations. With the massive Andean mountains forming the backbone of the country, alpine scenery abounds but conventional images that truly represent the awe-inspiring feelings one has upon witnessing such majestic scenes are rare at best.
Many aspects of ruins can be captured with conventional set-ups but how does one capture the feelings of discovery and awe upon witnessing vast crumbling ancient cities and vestiges of another time framed by their stunning and beautiful natural surroundings?
To experience the humbling and nearly hopeless feeling as one takes in the Salvador Dali like vista of a wide, absolutely barren desert where sand dunes and dust devils silently say loud and clear “enter here at your own peril”, it takes more than pictures from a conventional camera.
Gigapixel photography is the answer to representing the feelings of awe, inspiration, and wonder that accompany us when we see subjects that are larger than life. Capturing these feelings has always been one of the most challenging aspects of painting, sculpture, writing, and especially, photography. They are so easily evaded by hand held cameras in part because of the size of the subject matter. You have to take several photos to merely get pieces of the whole “picture”. And so this is exactly what the Gigapan robotic mount does. It snaps a huge number of images of the “area” that you want to capture (say the entire Cordillera Blanca) in a grid fashion, puts them together, and lo and behold, now you can show (in high resolution) others the scenery that left you breathless.
One of the best things about the Gigapan robotic mount is that it can be used with a hand-held camera! And since we bring one on all of our tours, you will get the chance to more honestly capture the amazing sites of Peru.
Peru Photo Tours is providing participants of its photography tours with Gigapan technology as well as other photography equipment because they believe that everyone travelling to Peru should have the opportunity to document their trip of a lifetime with professional grade photography gear.
“Anyone experiencing the wonders of Peru deserves the chance to properly document it with high resolution images and there is nothing higher resolution than a Gigapan photo.” said Jeff Cremer, the president of PeruPhotoTours.com “Our program combines science, nature and technology to create art and Gigapan Systems fits this model perfectly. Their technology will help tour participants get amazing images which can be printed out to huge sizes and can be zoomed into and explored on the gigapan.org website.
In addition to helping tour participants document the treasures of Peru with Gigapan technology, PeruPhotoTours also provides clients with other top of the line photography equipment, workshops that teach them how to use it, and demonstrate how a book can be made that showcases their work.
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Peru Photo Tours provides all-inclusive photography tours in the Peruvian Amazon and other parts of Peru. Clients have access to professional grade photography equipment and are taught how to combine science, nature and technology to create art.