Panoramic Pictures

A2400Panoramic pictures are fun and easy to take.  With a little practice, you can get spectacular results.  Best of all, you don’t need any special equipment:  just a camera, tripod, and your imagination.  Here are a few tips on taking panoramic pictures:

  • Use the camera’s panoramic setting (if it has it)
  • Use a tripod
  • Overlap pictures 50% for the best results
  • Try to shoot with the sun behind you
  • Shoot at least 4 to 5 pictures

Once you shoot those 4 to 5 pictures, they will need to be “stitched” together using special software.  Most cameras come with stitching software or it can be downloaded from the manufacturer’s site.  The software is easy to use; just a few clicks and you’re done.

These pictures were created using the Canon A2400, available for 3-day checkout from Studio 300. The second image is the “stitched” together, single panoramic photo.

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Behind Fountaindale Library

Panoramic shots are great for indoors too.  Here’s the temporary Studio 300 home with individual pictures followed by the completed panoramic version.

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Studio 300