Here is another tip page about creating panorama photos. As stated before on the previous page, there are certain guidelines that should be followed in making successful panorama photos. I have found that a good tripod with a level helps, but you can take images for panoramas by hand-holding your camera while panning. It just makes getting the photos stitched together flawlessly into a smooth blended panoramic image a little more difficult, but it can be done. One last key element is to overlap each frame by about 1/3 from the previous one.
(Some of the newer point-and-shoot cameras have a panoramic setting built in, where you can pan the camera while holding down the shutter button and end up with a finished panoramic photo.)
|Using a leveled tripod, it took me a total of 21 seconds to capture all seven of these photos starting from the left and panning to the right overlapping each previous image by approximately 1/3.|
Click here to see a larger finished version of this panorama of Nashville, Tennessee taken Labor Day Weekend in 2013.
The seven original images used in the photomerge were each taken with a full-frame Nikon D700 camera mounted on a tripod with an AF-S Zoom-Nikkor 17-35mm F/2.8D IF-ED lens at 46mm. The exposure for each image was 1/80 sec. at f/16 at ISO 200.
Last updated or revised on November 9, 2014.
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