Creating a Stitched Panorama (12)
|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.