Many people think that to capture a panorama photograph with spread view, the photographer must need cameras with specialized lenses. However, the fact with any camera you can capture panoramic photo. Even smartphone with some applications also allow you to shoot panoramic photos. If you know how to take panoramic photos and combine it with your creativity, you’ll have a very amazing and unique panorama photograph.
How to take panorama photograph:
A panorama photo is a combination of several photographs in a row, in which two photos together must have a stack of at least 20%. Photographs row are connected together into a panoramic photo thanks to dedicated software. When shooting a panorama, it is important to create the fit between the photographs. At that time, the software can recognize where is the common point of the scenes in photographs to connect them together.
Before shooting, you need a good preparation of media as well as the shooting scene. Here are a few notes before shooting:
1. Shooting in Manual mode:
Since panoramic photo were taken in a large view so light conditions can be different. Therefore you to use aperture adjustment mode manually to obtain the images with the correct exposure and sharpness spread across the landscape. If you shoot in Auto mode (Automatic) or Semi-Automatic, it will obtain the images with different exposures. Then when you combine them into one panorama photo will look very odd because brightness and color are not the same.
2. RAW or JPEG:
If you typically shoot images with RAW format when panorama shooting you should set into JPEG. RAW image file formats generally very good, but because we do not edit the individual pictures therefore RAW files are not as useful as JPEG. When taking pictures with the JPEG output file, you will reduce the shutter lag, and panoramic photo stitching software easy to work with JPEG files over. Note only when shooting JPEG is how to adjust the exposure is the most accurate.
3. Horizontal or vertical shooting
When taking pictures with wide angle we often have a habit of shooting horizontally. But with the panorama photograph, horizontal shooting will cause the image height is missing after you stitch the pictures together. Moreover, in the Photo Collage process will be a lot redundant or empty areas need to be cut. That is causing a reduction in the height of the panorama image. To fix this problem you should capture the image vertically. The result is you get a panorama picture with better height, later when post-production editing you can crop anything you can. Look also more aesthetic and more beautiful when printing photos.
4. Rapid Capture
You have to shoot fast because the light can change at any time. Such a cloud passes the sun will cause the sudden darkening landscape. Or when you capture the vibrant life of the city, a lot of people crowded beach or a scene with many moving objects, you’ll have to shoot really fast to panorama photograph compatibility is not lost. If you shoot too slow, you will see moving objects such as people, cars, bicycles will be mirrored in the panorama image.
A few stunning panorama photograph: