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How to take a Perfect Panoramic Photograph

How to take a Perfect Panoramic Photograph

Today’s point and shoot cameras have a ton of bells and whistles. If you own one of these little cameras, you may not even be aware of all of those fancy features. In fact you may be surprised to discover that your little point and shoot (or phone camera) is capable of some things that your DSLR isn’t. One of the most widely under-utilized bells (or maybe whistles) that point and shoot camera have is the panoramic mode. While you certainly can take panoramic images using a camera without this feature, it does make these shots infinitely simpler.

But what if you don’t have one of these cameras? Let’s see how to take images appropriate for panoramas, and how to stitch them together.
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Shooting Panoramas

Shooting Panoramas

What is the Panoramic Format?

A Panoramic photo usually refers to an image with a width more than twice the height (2:1 aspect ratio). In other words, the image is a lot wider than it is tall. Panoramas are suited to landscapes or large vistas (like cityscapes).

Usually, panoramas are created by taking more than one image with your camera, and then stitching the images together using software.
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