While helping prepare images of the Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Exeter, for a new run of postcards, Mark was confronted with the question of how to capture the entire building in one photograph – impossible because of the size of the museum and limited amount of space between it and the shops opposite.
Mark recognised an opportunity to create the image not by taking one photograph, but by taking multiple photographs and carefully combining them. This required access to the shop windows opposite RAMM, and capturing as much of the museum as possible, in as few shots as possible.
After doing many tests at ground level, and making many calculations, Mark realised he was going to need a wider lens. For the job he used a 10mm wide angle lens on a cropped sensor, wide enough to capture RAMM from top to bottom in one portrait frame.
Hundreds of images and 50-60 hours of Photoshopping later the image below was produced.