Panoramas aren’t just for landscapes. Interior panoramas are often used by real estate photographers for virtual tours. And they make for a different view of vintage locations. Here’s a brief tutorial on making a simple panorama.
- Use a wide-angle lens: usually between 10 and 15mm.
- Set your color balance and keep it the same until you are finished.
- Mount your camera on a tripod.
- Focus once and then go to manual focus. This will maintain the same focus point for the entire panorama.
- Take multiple consecutive shots, rotating your camera with each shot.
As you shoot, remember to keep your camera level at all times; and as you rotate your camera, allow for a comfortable amount of overlap between images (usually at least 25%).
Afterwards, multiple tools exist to stitch the photos together in post-processing. For example, Photoshop has the “photo merge” feature and Microsoft has ICE. Choose the tool that fits you best. Happy shooting! 🙂
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