prints are then cut through down a line midway between the overlapping edges (25
percent is cut off each edge). Now when the prints are matched edge to edge, the
two sides of the join will register perfectly and be almost invisible (fig 1-5).
There are many different techniques used in shooting panoramics. Panoramics
are normally shot with the photographer facing enemy territory. These are called
Occasionally a photographer will be called upon to make a
a. A reverse panoramic is exactly the same as in shooting "frontal"
panoramics, but the photographer depicts the friendly territory as it would
appear to the enemy.
This will enable commanders to spot weaknesses in their
defense, failures in camouflage, possible approach routes, etc.
b. The photographer may also be called upon to make a "complete" or 360-
degree panoramic. This must be done by use of the "swing" technique, and has the
advantage of producing a set of prints which can be measured in degrees of arc
representing specific measurements.
assembled 360-degree panoramic can be approximated, and if North is known,
so that when its two ends are joined, the interpreter can stand in one spot and
be surrounded by the strip just as if he were actually on the scene, looking
c. Large military targets often require pictorial coverage in addition to
that provided by a simple panoramic. Sidelapping is identical with overlapping
except that it occurs either above or below the horizontal theme of the
Through sidelapping an important military terrain feature can be
effectively recorded. The completed panoramic employing sidelapping is far more
valuable then a standard panoramic (fig 1-6).