Friday, September 11, 2009

Big Pano, Small Camera


Who says you need the best digital SLR on the planet to make a great (ok, fun) pano? Sure, all those megapixels help, especially when you want to make a big print and when there is a lot of contrast in the scene.

However, if you are on a budget and only have a compact camera, you can still make cool pano for a Web site or blog - or when making a small print.

I made this pano today at Mt. Rainier with my Canon G10 during the Aperture Nature Photography Workshop. I took four images, hand-held, from left to right, overlapping each image by 1/3. I set my camera to manual exposure - which resulted in an even exposure throughout the image.

From Adobe Bridge, I selected the images and used Photomerge to create the pano.

Have some fun this fall taking some panos of fall foliage!

Explore the light,
Rick

2 comments:

Fortunatas said...

Rick, you've just confirmed the golden rule - it's a photographer that takes pictures. Nice tip to use what you have.

Richard K. Covington said...

Hey Rick,
Great pano! I too use a "small" camera, a Canon G2 - yet the pano's I have made in Whitefish Hills, MT, Colorado of the Flat Irons our side of Boulder and in Hawaii...
Unfortunately Pano's on flickr (http://www.flickr.com/photos/richard_k_covington/sets/72157614647717790/) are a bit hard to see due to the size of the image when images are "restricted" and not full sized..
Now to see what TopazAdjust can do when applied to a Pano!