[cs_content][cs_section bg_color=”hsl(0, 0%, 100%)” parallax=”false” style=”margin: 0px;padding: 0px 0px 45px;”][cs_row inner_container=”true” marginless_columns=”false” style=”margin: 0px auto;padding: 0px;”][cs_column fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/1″ style=”padding: 0px;”][x_custom_headline level=”h2″ looks_like=”h3″ accent=”false”]Have a question about Lil’ Planets?
[/x_custom_headline][x_custom_headline level=”h5″ looks_like=”h5″ accent=”false”]Check to see if it has already been answered below:[/x_custom_headline][x_custom_headline level=”h2″ looks_like=”h4″ accent=”false”]What are Lil’ Planets?[/x_custom_headline][cs_text]Lil’ Planets are 360º globular mind-bending microcosmic composite photographs. Each Lil’ Planet landscape is created by taking overlapping photographs of an entire scene and then stitching them together digitally in post production. Then the fully stitched 360º panorama is distorted on its polar coordinates so all points meet together in the middle seamlessly. The ending result is a view of an entire location from north to south, and from east to west, condensed into one singular interesting viewpoint.[/cs_text][x_custom_headline level=”h2″ looks_like=”h4″ accent=”false”]Do you use an “app” to create Lil’ Planets?[/x_custom_headline][cs_text]No if you are referring to the handful of those smartphone apps out there such as Circular on the iOS side or Tiny Planet FX Pro on the android side that create similar images often referred to as “Tiny Planets” or “Photospheres.” The images created by these rudimentary smartphone apps pale in comparison in quality and overall seamlessness. Lil’ Planets are photographed with a DSLR (or high end mirrorless camera and the images are then stitched together using a collection of professional Mac software including: Photomatix, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Lightroom, and Pt Gui Pro.[/cs_text][x_custom_headline level=”h2″ looks_like=”h4″ accent=”false”]Do you use any special cameras or equipment to create Lil’ Planets?[/x_custom_headline][cs_text]People have asked if Lil’ Planets are photographed from a helicopter, crane or drone because of the the images’ illusion of viewing an entire 360 degree scene from above. In fact the only equipment used to photograph Lil’ Planets are a standard tripod, a Nodel Ninja panoramic tripod head, and a DSLR (or high end mirrorless camera.) However using drones to photograph in locations that are hard to reach by foot are being considered for future Lil’ Planet images.[/cs_text][x_custom_headline level=”h2″ looks_like=”h4″ accent=”false”]Can I commission a custom Lil’ Planet for my event or favorite location?[/x_custom_headline][cs_text]Yes you can! Fill out the form here and we will respond within 48 hours.
[/cs_text][x_custom_headline level=”h2″ looks_like=”h4″ accent=”false”]How do I purchase Lil’ Planets prints?[/x_custom_headline][cs_text]You can shop straight from the Lil’ Planets Gallery or you can contact us here if you need assistance in ordering prints.[/cs_text][x_custom_headline level=”h2″ looks_like=”h4″ accent=”false”]What Lil’ Planets paper and print options are available for purchase?[/x_custom_headline][cs_text]Currently we offer two distinct Lil’ Planet print options: Matte Giclée Prints and Premium Ink Infused Aluminum Prints.

The Matte Giclée Prints have a smooth matte no glare finish. These super high quality prints are best suited for any custom mounting including framing under glass or bleed mounting on Gatorfoam. They are available in a selection of standard sizes. The smaller 12×12″, 16×16″, and 20×20″ print sizes arrive packaged flat with a matte board backing to prevent bending. The larger 24×24″, 30×30″ and 36×36″ sizes are neatly rolled up, wrapped in plastic and come in a shipping tube to prevent damage. We offer custom presentation and mounting services or we can ship the prints straight to your framing shop of choice.

The Ink Infused Metal Prints preserve the artwork by infusing dyes directly into specially coated aluminum sheets. Because the image is infused into the surface and not on it, your images will take on a more lifelike luminescence. The surface of the prints are extremely resistant to scratching and are completely waterproof enabling easy cleaning. Metal Prints are available in a selection of finished sizes including 20×20″, 30×30″, and 40×40″. Corners of the prints are rounded give them an overall cleaner look and avoids the worry of sharp edges.

If you are interested in ordering Lil’ Planets with a custom printing method not offered, please contact us here and we will respond within 48 hours.[/cs_text][x_custom_headline level=”h2″ looks_like=”h4″ accent=”false”]Do you offer custom framing/mounting of my Lil’ Planet purchase?[/x_custom_headline][cs_text]Yes we do! If you are interested in having your Lil’ Planet print order custom framed or mounted, we can accommodate you! Please contact us here for more details and we will respond within 48 hours.[/cs_text][x_custom_headline level=”h2″ looks_like=”h4″ accent=”false”]I Have a question I don’t see list above?[/x_custom_headline][cs_text]Don’t see a answer to your questions above? We invite all feedback and submission! Please send your questions and requests here and we will respond to you within 48 hours.[/cs_text][/cs_column][/cs_row][/cs_section][/cs_content]