How to shoot a panorama in photography | Tutorial, definition, equipment and stitching

How to shoot a panorama in photography | Tutorial, definition, equipment and stitching

Hello and welcome to GMAX STUDIOS.

My name is Gorky M and today we are going to be talking about how to shoot apanorama.

Any wide-angle depiction of a scene or situation in a painting orphotograph is called a panorama.

Photographically we shoot this bypanning our camera and taking multiple exposures and then blending themtogether in the software to create a panorama.

So why would you want to shoot apanorama number one maybe you don't have or are not carrying a wide-angle lens, secondly you might not have place to move back in order to capture the entirescene.

T hirdly you might want to give your image a different look byelongating it horizontally which also makes it look very very cinematic or youmight just want to avoid the distortion and convergence that comes along withusing a wide-angle lens.

So what all do you need to shoot a panorama.

Well toshoot the basic panorama you just need a tripod.

As time goes by and you becomemore experienced you might decide to shoot it handheld as well but if you are really serious aboutshooting panoramas you might want to invest in a panoramic head whicheliminates parallax error caused by the panning of the lens or at least an Lbracket which will allow you to shoot panoramas in both portrait and landscapemode.

So let's talk about camera settings Your camera should be on manual focusand you should select the point where you want to focus the image.

Also, theexposure should be on manual mode and thirdly the white balance should also bemanual so that it does not shift between exposures.

So when you get the camera out mountedon a tripod and make sure that the pan axis is loose so that the camera canmove freely from left to right or right to left but make sure that the horizonis absolutely level otherwise your photograph will be skewed in onedirection.

So then, you take the first exposure, pan the camera a little, takethe second exposure till the end of the scene that you want to capture makingsure that there is at least a 25% overlap between the two images that youtake or between each image that you take.

So now we take the images that we haveshot into Adobe Lightroom and under the photo option we have a tool called photomerge – panorama and when we click on this Adobe Lightroom merges all thephotographs automatically.

We crop it to our taste and due to the way we shotthis there was a portion of the sky that was missing so we had to open it inPhotoshop and do a content-aware fill in order to fill the missing gap.

Then we take the image back intoLightroom and make the final tweaks.

Of course, we could have tweaked theseimages before we merge them but then this is the way we decided to do it.

And THIS is the final panorama! So each lens has a differentcharacteristic has a different look and even sometimes though you might have awide lens you still might want to capture the same field of view by shooting apanorama.

So that's what we are going to do.

We've got a 15mm lens – we're going totake a single image and then use a flat lens like a 50 or an 85 and create apanorama by not just taking pictures and shooting them horizontally butvertically as well.

Panoramic images also have another greatapplication but we shall talk about that in another video.

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