Panoramic Photography Tutorial

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www.theperfectpanorama.com Learn how to make a panorama using your own ordinary digital or film camera. Watch as Denis Knight shoots a series of photos then stitches them together into a wide angle panoramic photograph. The whole process takes just a few minutes. Then check out the web site and download the free panoramic photography tutorial.

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Dan Prestousa says:

whoo! i will try it !

vinaiah says:

hey Denis, great stuff with the video. I am the cofounder of a stealth website called phototour. We have created the first online photo stitching application you should check it out. To know more just send me a message on youtube. Would love to get your feedback on our product.

denisknight says:

The software shown in the video is ArcSoft Panorama Maker Pro. It’s quick and easy to use, great for beginners.

Dave plum says:

hi bud,, whats the name of the software ..thank u
love your video

dramdaddy says:

It’s only because you didn’t have trees or people or other elements in the foreground that this turned ok acceptable on a low resolution vid. You DO need a pano head and you DO need to rotate the camera around the entrance pupil of a lens (aka nodal point) to eliminate parallax. No parallax means no stich lines which you DO have in this example. Your method is ok for quick and dirty panoramas – if you do this for print or seek higher resolution get a pano head – it’s what they are made for.

111Socrates777 says:

I far prefer the results I achieve with my Widelux F7

denisknight says:

The camera you can see in the video is a Fujifilm FinePix S5600.

registeredme says:

Hye what type of camera is it on this camera?

kratos17king says:

i become nowadays easy by CES

denisknight says:

This will happen if you have your camera set to an automatic exposure mode. You need to lock the exposure on a single setting (use a manual exposure mode). If your camera doesn’t have a manual exposure mode, look for a ‘Panorama Mode’ which some cameras have that will lock in a single exposure for a series of images.

Adam Eve says:

i have a little problem with a 360 panorama. when i turn and get face to face with the sun, the rest of the views are darker. what should i do?

denisknight says:

It can be a very effective technique for group photos. One of the examples in my book is a group photo from a birthday party with over 40 people. Panorama stitching software can usually do a good job of joining photos when people have moved, especially if it is only a small movement. If you can get people to at least stand still for a minute while you take the pictures, it’s usually fine.

popitn2nd says:

would you recommend this when taking on a large group of people with very little of space? people move and their faces make new impression. how do you sticht them of fix them?

sharyharan says:

hey denis, it’s nicely put in short. idk why these people finding tech faults of wb, levelling etc 🙂 the only fault i found was, u took diff 6 shots but u brought another 6 diff shots to your computer 🙂 because the bridge you were standing is in the pic and u did not take those bridge when u started demonstrating. anyways, goodluck. to check out more 360’s pls check my website ihariharandotcom

birdlover5 says:

Thanks alot for this tutorial! i’ll definitely be practicing

nutzw1 says:

you’d be amazed of the capabilities of Windows Live Photos

valipanda says:

i use photoshop cs4….. in cs3 does it work too…
its very easy

denisknight says:

Those are fair comments. But this is a quick 3 minute introduction to a technique that I assume is new to people watching the video. I can’t go into full details here about shooting techniques or manual adjustments to the stitching process to fix any imperfections. But all that and more is covered in my panoramic photography book which is mentioned in the video.

joannacongson says:

you can also do it on photoshop.. but you need efforts..:)

romeo4play says:

Thanks for introducing this tool and the tricks to shoot panorama photos.. i almost bought an expensive wide angle lens :)…

denisknight says:

RAW mode is not something I’d recommend for beginners. It’s more for professionals. But as you say, it can have advantages if you know what you’re doing.

Eugenefotografie says:

Always shoot in RAW! Then it isn’t a problem to change the white balance afterwards. Also other adjustments are more secure when shooting Raw.

denisknight says:

Yes, that’s true. An automatic white balance setting can cause variations in color between frames which can result in visible seams between photos. But in practice if you are outdoors you would rarely need to worry about this. It’s more important when shooting indoors.

kristellrose says:

cool thanks

luisdeper says:

You shouldn’t take the photos with white balance set to auto, you should try and “read” the lighting and try to set a fixed white balance, like “daylight” for example. Otherwise each photo wil look different and it will show in your stitched panorama

shonicashufa says:

hey thanks soooo much.you’re so kind for sharing your knowledge.would love to learn how to take great photos

denisknight says:

I’ve helped a customer with a pano inside a football stadium. The software was having trouble matching features between frames because there were so many similar repeating features (each block of seats looked the same). To solve it he needed to manually stitch the frames together.

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