Have you tried making a panoramic photograph? The result can often be beautiful but yet difficult to create. With modern digital software, making panoramic images is now easier. In this free video, professional landscape photographer, Ian Plant, takes you through the process of how to take panoramic photos. Ian has created many panoramic images in his journeys to exotic locales.
One method is to hand hold your camera, and take a series of images as you pan across your scene, then stitch them together in your computer software program. However, combining those hand held images might result in a lack of precision, rendering the final panoramic photo unsatisfactory.
The best method in how to take panoramic photos is to start with your camera on a tripod. Ian recommends using a bubble level, preferably built into the tripod. As you pan your camera, making multiple exposures, the level will keep the horizon line straight and the exposures in precise alignment.
In how to take panoramic photos, Ian offers a few suggestions:
Learning the steps for your own work can be challenging. But rest easy. Ian Plant will show you the process of how to take panoramic photos to create a memorable finished image. “Remember,” says Ian, “the panoramic photograph allows you to display your subject in a unique way.”