Nature photographs like landscapes are best captured using wide angle lenses-the wider the shot, the better. But sometimes it isn’t enough to capture the beautiful scenery. That’s when panoramic photography comes in. Here are some tips for capturing panoramic shots.
1. Use cameras with built-in level
The built-in level allows you to capture panoramic shots and view the results real-time so you can see if the camera is straight or not. Shooting straight will make image stitching a lot easier.
2. Invest in tripods and ballheads.
A ballhead that can pan fluidly makes taking the shot a lot easier. There are a lot fancy ounts out there that promise to take your panoramic photography up a notch. But all youreally need is a good tripod, a smooth ballhead, the right skills, and a good subject.
3. Acquire post-editing skills
Apps like photoshop and lightroom can be really handy when you’re taking panoramic shots. The layer masking feature in these editors make photo stitching smooth.
4. Try vertical shots
We’re used to seeing horizontal panorama. But nature photography isn’t limited to that. Try shooting vertically when capturing waterfalls and streams.