Panoramic Pictures

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.
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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.

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Landscape Photography

Photography is an art of making images. For over a century this art has captured the imagination of millions of people world wide, sparking interests in various aspects of life, people, nature and man. Landscape photography is an offspring of curious nature lovers, looking to capture nature, in its divine grandeur. Like all forms of photography, making landscape pictures is simple if you follow some basic guidelines.

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Maximize Depth of Field

Landscapes pan across a distance and that is why it is essential to maximize the depth of field used. This captures wider details of an image making the image more real and life like. The simplest way to do this is to use a smaller aperture, while compensating with a higher ISO and slower shutter speed.

Use a Tripod

With slower shutter speeds, it is absolutely necessary to use a good tripod. No matter how stable your grip, your photos will have a shake beyond 1 /8 s. Lower shutter speeds can help you get the ghost effect in pictures that have flowing water or moving mist. You should consider a wireless or trigger remote to click your landscape pictures.

Good composition

Of course, no photo is complete without a story. Always have a centre of focus in your picture. It gives the picture meaning and adds the magic to the vast expanse of the image. Try capturing the focus of the image in one-third of the image space. This guides viewers along the photograph and helps in identifying the focus clearly. This is commonly known as the Rule of the Thirds.

Patterns

Any photograph is about the elements. They can be lines, skies, clouds or simply arcs; any definite shape or forms that help highlight the focus of the image. The natural patterns seen in clouds or the outlines of mountains in the sun, never fail to enamour the human senses.

Shoot during the Golden period

Play of light, is fundamental to photography. It defines the moods, the environment and provides a sense of time to images. For landscape photography, shooting during dawn and dusk gives the best lighting conditions. This period of time is known as the Golden period because it has diffused sunlight, perfect for landscape photography.

Following all the above tips will surely help you click amazing landscape photos.