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Creating a Stitched Panorama

Creating a Stitched Panorama
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Copyright: Roger Minkow (rminkow) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3397 W: 189 N: 7476] (34772)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-04-24
Categories: Nature
Camera: Mamiya Leaf, Circular Polarizer
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/80 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2014-04-24 16:46
Viewed: 1259
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Stitching multiple shots together to form a Panorama has some great advantages...this shot is composed of eight 28megapixel images so that the image has a size of over five feet across and two and a half feet high with a resolution of 240dpi. I have posted a Workshop to show the detail of a small section at full resolution.

Here are the steps to put a Panorama together.

1. Look at one section of the scene and adjust the camera to Manual for ISO, Aperture, Shutter Speed, Focus and White Balance.
2. Using a Tripod is easiest but this can be done hand held. The tripod allows smaller aperture which makes the shot work a bit better.
3. Take a row of shots overlapping by at least 20%. Note where you begin and end.
4. Adjust the camera up or down and take another row starting and stopping at the same place as the first row.
5. Use Photomerge in Photoshop or PTGUI to assemble the shots. I always level the tripod legs as well as the camera. With everything level there is almost no post processing and the stitching comes out perfectly.
6. When you get the final image make any adjustments necessary in Photoshop to adjust colors, contrast, etc.
7. With a stitched image like this you can crop parts out or choose a section to produce.

Good luck.

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  • RSK Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1089 W: 589 N: 1943] (14753)
  • [2014-04-24 17:53]
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Hi Roger, boy those cattle are sharp in the small section, thanks for the tips. Do you change the DPI from 248dpi up to 300dpi or 360dpi when your ready for printing the image?



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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2014-04-24 19:27]


sueprbe vue de cette campagne avec cet arbre solitaire ces animaux en fond et le jeu de vallées et de champs qui se croisent merveilleux.
Bravo et amitié

Hi Roger,
Its well worth the effort as can be seen in this image of yours, very well produced panoramic scene. Thank you for the interesting note.

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  • Reflex Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 639 W: 205 N: 43] (1347)
  • [2014-04-25 12:43]

The tree seems to follow the curve of the landscape !
Kind regards

Hello Roger,
Once again a very informative note and the image is very well composed and a real pleasure to view. The tree on the left is particularly well placed and even the fence in the foreground adds value. Thank you and best wishes.

Great colors brightnes and colors. beautiful panorama .

Have a nice evening ,


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