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Episode 49: Creating Panoramas

Episode 49: Creating Panoramas

You want to capture a wide-angle shot, but what if your widest lens isn’t wide enough? In this episode, Jeff and Kirk talk about creating panoramas, from the ingenious Pano mode in the iPhone’s Camera app to stitching many images from traditional cameras or drones.

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Kirk’s office panorama

Camera: iPhone XS Max
Shutter speed: 1/100 sec
Aperture: f/1.8
ISO: 1250
Photo: Kirk McElhearn

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Kirk’s first panorama

Camera: iPhone XS Max
Shutter speed: 1/100 sec
Aperture: f/1.8
ISO: 1250
Photo: Kirk McElhearn

An example of splitting a panorama for better viewing in Instagram (click here to view the multi-image post at Instagram.com):

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Jeff’s panorama attempt in a moving helicopter above Kauai. Lightroom did a pretty good job stitching 14 burst images, but the scope of the panorama ended up being limited.

Camera: Fujifilm X-T1
Shutter speed: 1/1000 sec
Aperture: f/13
ISO: 800
Photo: Jeff Carlson

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Here’s an example of an extremely wide panorama. It was assembled from 24 portrait-oriented images, and measures 31282 x 4073 pixels. This copy is saved at 50% size to fit within Squarespace’s file upload limits. See below for a detail.

Camera: Fujifilm X-T1
Shutter speed: 1/640 sec
Aperture: f/8
ISO: 200
Photo: Jeff Carlson

Detail from the extreme panorama above, viewed at 100% in Lightroom.

Camera: Fujifilm X-T1
Shutter speed: 1/640 sec
Aperture: f/8
ISO: 200
Photo: Jeff Carlson

Here are two examples of panoramas shot at the same location using different cameras: a mirrorless Fujifilm X-T1 and an iPhone XS. The first one looks better to my eye, but also required that I haul my camera, lens, and a portable tripod on the hike. -Jeff

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On Top of Sleeping Giant, Kauai

Camera: Fujifilm X-T1
Shutter speed: 1/80 sec
Aperture: f/8
ISO: 200
Photo: Jeff Carlson

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iPhone XS Panorama from the top of Sleeping Giant, Kauai

Camera: iPhone XS
Shutter speed: 1/1800 sec
Aperture: f/1.8
ISO: 25
Photo: Jeff Carlson

Episode 48: Adventures with Dan Bailey

Episode 48: Adventures with Dan Bailey