In this Masterclass Tom Mackie shows three readers how to shoot and stitch fantastic panoramic images in the Yorkshire Dales. Gemma Padley joined them
Stitching the Images Together and Top Tips
sure your tripod and camera are level before shooting. This will enable
you to rotate the camera smoothly across the scene. After you have
levelled your tripod, mount your camera and use a hotshoe-mounted spirit
level to check that the camera is level.
- Decide where your
panoramic will start and finish, and pan across the scene, roughly
planning your overlaps and the number of frames.
- To calculate
your exposure, take a reading from an average part of the scene and,
switching to manual mode, dial in the exposure. Use this for each frame
you shoot, but watch out for changing light.
- Focus manually and
start taking your shots. Move the camera to the right, making sure you
overlap each frame by approximately a third. Continue this process until
you have the desired number of frames.