There are always some scenes that you’d love to capture, in its entirety. Somehow you miss out of those grand expanses because of your camera’s limitations. Here’s a nifty way to capture stunning expanses smartly with your camera and live that breath-taking moment every time you view the picture.
The technique of capturing good panoramic pictures involves a little bit of effort of over-lapping successive images and stitching them together seamlessly. The idea is to capture an elongated field of view, often covering the entire lengths while trying to maintain fair amount of detail in the image. You can surely check out some breath taking panoramic pictures of the Brooklyn Bridge (New York), the Sydney Harbour, The London Eye and the Taj Mahal in India. The depth of field in such photos is high leaving ample room for details in the foreground and background. You could use these tips for some memorable panoramic pictures from your next vacation.
1. Overlap Images Amply:
When you plan to shoot multiple shots, try to capture the images with a healthy overlap. This will help you to stitch the image without worrying about mismatched edges.
2. Maintain the Level of the Images:
A key point while making a stitched panoramic image is to keep a constant level across the images. Having a constant line of sight helps keep your image uniform and coherent.
3. Meter the light correctly:
This is one of the challenging aspects of panoramic photography. Light will never be constant at all locations. It’s best to meter the light manually, so as to get even lighting across the picture.
4. Check for movement in the frame.
Panoramic photos look best in still life mode. Movement within the picture greatly affects the lighting and the picture composition, unless it is a planned composition.
5. Don’t forget Vertical Panoramas:
While horizontal panoramas are breath taking, vertical panoramas of waterfalls, structures and objects can give a very unique view to everyday sights.
This technique is very handy when you are going out on trips. You can get a cool 180 degree shot of any location and you have a picture that can virtually take you back to that place! Such photos are also great when you want to show your friends the place you visited in detail. Do try these tips and get some fantastic panoramic images.