Known as one of the best-respected panoramic photography competitions in the world, the annual EPSON International Pano Awards are a wonderful place to see the best and brightest. This year’s competition received nearly 5,000 entries from 1,251 photographers in 74 countries.
Entries are evaluated based upon their creativity, storytelling, and, of course, technical skill. In addition to standard panoramic photos, 360° and virtual reality photo categories are also included.
“Advances in digital photography and editing software have resulted in an ever-increasing rise in the popularity of image stitching, especially in the panoramic format. VR ‘immersive’ photography also continues to excite and develop at a rapid pace, and panoramic film photography remains alive and well.”
After being sorted by format, the photos are further divided into Landscape and the Built Environment. This year marks the ninth annual competition, and the contest’s winners are every bit as spectacular as you’d expect.
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