Smartphone hemispherical photography

Hello all,

Hemispherical photography (HP) is a wide-spread method for assessing the canopy characteristics and light regime in a forest. In the following paper that we just published on Ecology and Evolution, we evaluated if such method can be carried out with smartphones equipped with (small and cheap) fish-eye lens. The answer: yes!

Please have a look here:

Rapid assessment of forest canopy and light regime using smartphone hemispherical photography


A picture creating by merging two quasi-hemispherical pictures collected with a smartphone camera.