My apologies to my readers, I’ve neglected the blog for a few months. I had already started this set of Vermont panoramas, so to get something out right away I’ll finish it off now. Next month I’ll post some of the photos taken during a recent road trip around Ontario, and then after that we’ll be getting into Top Ten time again. Although I have so many photos to go through it might take me longer than January.
Anyway, a few tips for taking stitched panoramas (or see my previous more in-depth posts on panoramas):
- Make sure you put most settings on manual mode so that nothing changes during the shooting, aperture, shutter speed, white balance, focus point
- Make sure your tripod is level, a bubble level can really help. Not only will this make stitching easier and more accurate, it will avoid tilted panoramas where you lose a lot of the image due to having to rotate it
- Don’t use a polarizer as the effect changes with the angle to the sun
- I would recommend trying to stick to a standard ratio when you crop it, something like 3:1 or 2:1, that way framing will hopefully be easier
- Shoot fast if you have moving clouds in the image, but if you have flowing water I usually shoot with a really long shutter speed to smooth out the flow and hopefully have every shot look the same
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