creating a panorama
Sometimes taking just one photo, even with a wide angle lens, is just not enough to capture the scene that you are trying to photograph. Sometimes it is best to create a panorama to get a broader view of what you are trying to portray.
What you going to need?
- A tripod
- A beautiful scene
- Photoshop or panorama program
Set up your tripod and secure the camera. Then make sure your settings are correct for what you are trying to accomplish, and finally take a sequence of photos moving across the scene you wish to capture. I used a Nikon D4 and Nikkor 70-200 f2.8 at 70mm for this photo. I didn't have a wider lens available to use so I had to make a plan. I snapped a sequence of 6 photos and then edited them all in Photoshop Lightroom 5 before exporting them into Photoshop CS6.
Once you have exported the photos go to the File button in Photoshop, scroll down to Automate and then click on Photomerge. A new box will appear and you will go to browse to choose the images you wish to merge. Then click OK and watch Photoshop as it aligns all the photos together to create an amazing panorama.
You may notice some areas which look like they haven't been completed. This is because the program has had to manipulate the images to merge and align them. To get to your finished product you will need to crop off the areas with no image and make a final photograph.
Expose your Balance
Richard de Gouveia