Download an HDRI pano single for free. This image was captured with about 33 stops of latitude.
I got a couple new pieces of gear to make my spherical pano captures easier. I got a nice sturdy monopod instead of the bulky tripod I was using before. There is a lot less clean up to do around the nadir of the capture with the monopod. I also picked up a manufactured spherical panorama tripod head. I had been using one that I 3D printed for a few years but pieces were starting to break and need to be replaced or adjusted more and more often. It served me well but spherical heads have come down in price a lot in the last few years.
This is a very recent capture so I haven’t found a lot of use for it yet. It is interesting how blue the overall light is and how green the shadows are. This will provide a nicely stylized lighting set up that indicates a natural scene. The lighting from this one really feels like it is a forest.
This HDRI was captured on a wooded trail in the late afternoon. It was captured on a sunny day in the late summer in the American mid-west.
This HDRI is equirectangular, Lat/Long mapped for use as a CG light source.
It is provided as a 32-bit .EXR
Use this HDRI in any way you see fit for either personal, academic or commercial projects. Credit is not required but it’s always nice! If you are going to give credit please do so like this:
HDRI provided by
Mighty North LLC
There are 2 restrictions to this license:
You cannot resell this HDRI on its own or part of a package of HDRI. You can give it to others provided you acknowledge where you downloaded it from (here).
You cannot sell a derivative work that is not substantially different than this HDRI. I.E. You cannot sell prints of this image. You can however sell derivative works that are substantially different wherein this image is a portion either as lighting or background.
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