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  1. #11
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    Re: Panorama tips?

    Quote Originally Posted by Marilynne View Post
    Part of the challenges are to get you out of your comfort zone.
    Mission accomplished!

    Lol. Thanks for all that, Marilynne. Great stuff


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  2. #12
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    Re: Panorama tips?

    Quote Originally Posted by hark View Post
    Dangerspouse, you might want to check out Aaron Nace from Phlearn. He is pretty good with his explanations, and this video shows how to create a pano in Lightroom.

    Just remember what others have mentioned. If you are looking for the end result to be a horizontal image, then take a series of vertical pics. If you are looking to create a vertical image, shoot in the horizontal format. And shoot in manual to keep your exposure from changing as you move (and use a tripod if you have one).

    One last thing to remember - if you don't have a lot of RAM, don't shoot a lot of images to merge together. The more images you use, the more RAM necessary to process the merge. The end result will be a big file which also will also use more RAM.
    Wow, that was really nice of you to drag that video here - thank you! I'm just on my way to bed now, but I'll be sure to watch it tomorrow first thing. I'm glad I asked here, you guys are great! Thank you also for reiterating the advice I've already gotten from others, and adding the part about RAM. I never would have accounted for that.

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    Re: Panorama tips?

    lightroom has made changes to panoramas - check out YOU TUBE - lightroom panorama tutorials - in filters select this year. this should have the latest versions of lightroom.
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    Re: Panorama tips?

    Another important step is to use manual focus since changes in focus between shots can alter the overlap of the images enough to cause the software to fail to stitch the images together. In addition, changing focus can alter some lenses focal length, leading to the same outcome.

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    Re: Panorama tips?

    Quote Originally Posted by nikonpup View Post
    lightroom has made changes to panoramas - check out YOU TUBE - lightroom panorama tutorials - in filters select this year. this should have the latest versions of lightroom.
    Thanks Nikonpup!
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    Re: Panorama tips?

    Quote Originally Posted by Whiskeyman View Post
    Another important step is to use manual focus since changes in focus between shots can alter the overlap of the images enough to cause the software to fail to stitch the images together. In addition, changing focus can alter some lenses focal length, leading to the same outcome.

    WM
    I never would have considered that on my own. Thanks very much for it!
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  7. #17
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    The Lightroom stitching did not work as well for me as MS ICE.
    D810; D7200; AF-S 14-24mm f/2.8G ED; AF-S 24-120mm f/4G ED VR; Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 Sport; Sigma 2X Teleconverter;
    AF-S 50mm f/1.8G; AF-S 85mm f/1.8G - Old non-AF; 105mm f/2.5; 28mm f/2.8 - Godox V860II & AD200

  8. #18
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    Re: Panorama tips?

    I'd like to thank everyone here for their very helpful and generous advice. Thanks to the tips I received from all of you I was able to go out yesterday and shoot a series of pictures, then stitch them into a panorama for the first time. I couldn't have done it without you (well...not as fast, anyway ).

    Of course, I wouldn't be a newbie if I didn't make at least one boneheaded mistake. In this case, I forgot one of the very first and most often heard exhortations: turn the camera sideways into portrait mode. I didn't remember that until my very last attempt of the day.

    Anyway, here's what I ended up with thanks to you all.

    This is the one I entered in this week's "Panorama" contest. It's not the best one of the bunch, but since it's my very first it's my favorite. This was just before dawn on a very foggy morning, but with the last glow of the full Autumn moon visible overhead. I was actually driving to a spot elsewhere, but when I saw that moon and realized it would disappear in mere minutes I had to pull over and give it a try. Fortunately I live in a remote area, and at that hour of the morning I was able to safely stand in the middle of the highway without worry that any other cars might come by. Not exactly Ansel Adams' "Moonrise, Hernandez, New Mexico"...but it is to me :

    Panorama tips?-rt.-94-moonrise-panorama-resize.jpg

    I did end up cropping it to what I thought made a better picture, although I wanted to use the uncropped version for the weekly challenge:

    Panorama tips?-rt.-94-moonrise-panorama-resize-2-crop.jpg

    I did make it to my intended destination after this, creating these at a local historic pre-Colonial farm (who the hell runs an overhead phone line down their otherwise bucolic field??) Still a lot of fog down in the valley:

    Panorama tips?-high-breeze-farm-sunrise-panorama-2-resize.jpg

    And turning 90-dgrees to my right to try some backlighting:

    Panorama tips?-sunrise-barrett-road-resize.jpg

    Finally I went down the road to our little local lake, since I knew it took longer for the sun to crest the hill on the east and give good light. I got there just in time. This is the one where I finally figured out I needed to flip the camera sideways:

    Panorama tips?-lake-barry-panorama-resize-2.jpg

    BTW, I made that last shot a little different. The first three were all 6-panel, hand held, the camera revolving around my thumb stuck to the lens nodal point (learned it here). But that lake shot is 12-panels, and rather than rotate the camera I took a wide step to my left, shot, another step, another shot, etc. Just did it on a whim, but I think it worked out ok.

    I know this was long, but I really am grateful to everyone here for so selflessly helping me out when I asked for it, and wanted to share what I learned thanks to you all.

    Any further comments or suggestions you have after seeing these will be most welcome also. I have a pretty thick skin, so give it to me straight

    Thanks again!
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