Since then Panorama photography is one of my core work, and have been shooting many panoramas.
Why panorama attracts me?
Panorama expands my creativity.
Panorama tests me how I can go farther, beyond the ordinary.
I’m always thinking how I make my photos more interesting, seeking different angle and compositions, panorama is a good medium for me.
I need to open my mind wide open when I shoot a panorama.
Is panorama difficult ?
Yes and No.
Technically speaking, it’s not difficult shooting a panorama itself.
For example, bellow picture was taken without any special gears. I used just a regular ball head.
For better panorama shooting, the first you need to know is ” no-parallax point” which makes easier and smoother to merge multiple photos later in post process.
Then, you need just a few additional gears: a panorama bullhead and a rail.
“Stitching” is the term, merging multiple photos for a single panorama picture.
When it comes to stitching software Adobe ” Lightroom” or “Photoshop” can do a great job in their panorama capability. Although, as they have very limited tools for making a panorama, you would feel soon that you need more panorama oriented software like PTGui.
I’ll recommend some of the gears, and software, I use ( or I’d used before) in upcoming my blog post.
What is difficult?
In short, it’s not different for “shooting a better panorama” from regular(one-shot) photography very much:
“composition” ,”location” and “good light”.
The clear difference is : you can’t see the final image in the field.”
Panorama Apps (in your phone ) and some compact camera has the panorama capability and see the end result instantly, but (still!!) using DSLR, they are not able to in-camera stitch capability( I’ve known so far. tell me if you know those camera.)
Of course, if you brought a laptop to the filed and have quick development, you can see the result, but who want to do that?
※Vertical panorama is a little trickier than conventional horizontal panorama
What is fun?
On the contrary , unable to see the end result is not always a bat thing.
I am always exciting to see the merging process of multiple photos of panorama shooting later in the post process.
If the result was what I expected, that’s great. Often it exceeds my expectation.
As I said before “shooting panorama” is not difficult, but you need to have some experience for achieving a satisfied result.
I hope my experience shorten your those “trial and errors”, wondering in Amazon for seeking for better panorama tools.
have much interest for panorama photography.
See you at the “Part1: Basic”