Hello World! If you’ve ever been moved by a sweeping vista as captured by a professional photographer, you understand how cool panoramic photography can be. Rather than being confined by the measurements of a traditional frame, panoramic shots allow for wide, horizontal scenes. It may seem that these images would be difficult for the lay person to achieve, but with a smartphone and a little training, you, too, can create beautiful shots. Let’s take a look at the process.
You’ve likely seen many panoramic photos but not known exactly what you were looking at. Is it several photos put together? Is it one long, wide-angle shot? How do they even do that? City skylines, landscapes and large groups of people are common subjects found in 360 photography, and it can be difficult to discern how images of inherently mobile objects are captured.
When you shoot a photo using the panorama setting on your smartphone, the software for the camera actually takes several shots and then melds them together automatically. The process is pretty simple from the user’s point of view, but the mechanics of how it is achieved can introduce a few challenges.
Take Your Best Shot
Changing the camera setting on your smartphone to panoramic is just the first step in capturing stunning images. You also need either an incredibly steady hand or, better yet, a tripod or stand of some sort that will hold the phone for you. That’s is the best way to ensure the edges of each photo will match up with the next one without blurry edges.
You should also change the camera’s default settings to parameters that are more appropriate to a panoramic shot. For example, the default settings will struggle to find a focal point in each shot, which could lead to out-of-focus elements. Adjust the settings to the light levels, shutter speed, and other measurements that fit the conditions you are shooting in.
It’s important to remember that panoramic photos are not videos. The normal principles of photography still apply. Moving objects still will appear blurry, and shadows will always be a challenge. Try to plan your artful shots on days with good weather when not a lot of movement will be taking place in the frame.
Turn Them Into Art
Current smartphones have the technology to piece together your multiple shots without any effort on your part. However, if you want to do a little experimentation with editing on your own, there are many free apps that can help you create the jaw-dropping panorama you were shooting for.
Once you’ve got the perfect image, you can easily turn the shot into tangible art by printing it out for others to see. Panoramas are not the ideal shape for regular paper printouts, so printing on canvas makes a lot of sense. Your photos can easily become art for the walls of your home if you go this route.
Panoramic shots are beautiful and simpler to achieve than ever. Using these tips and tricks, the amazing shot you’ve been seeking for that wall behind your sofa could be just a few electronic shutter snaps away.
I hope you find these tips useful! Thank you for stopping by! Have a lovely day/night depending on where you are in the world! Go with God and remember to be kind to one another!