A Little Planet starts out as a traditional panoramic image that has been created by a wide angle lens. That image is then stitched together using photoshop and manipulated into a circle by bringing the two ends of the panorama together. Stereographic photography projection has been used in making world maps for years, however the opposite approach is used to make a Little Planet. The human eye has its limitations, for example, we can't see what is behind us in the way that a frog is able to. A 360 degree panoramic can provide us with all of that information, but still has a beginning and an end. Where as
Little Planets do not, they are an endless sphere that allow a true grasp of an entire scene. For this reason, Ryan Ganley's Little Planets truly encompass what a panoramic should be.
Ryan Ganley also serves as the owner and director of RySight Studios, LLC. an ad agency specializing in web design & photography.