When it comes to Panoramic Photography, many myths and complexities emerge that make it seem challenging to do. More and more this type of photography is being used and believe, in events, such as wedding, for example, it is becoming fundamental. Here are tips and information for taking panoramic photos with high quality and in a very simple way.
What Is A Panorama
First, it is necessary to understand what a panoramic photograph is and its concept. The word “panorama” comes from Greek; it is formed by two words, “Pan,” which means “total,” and “órama,” which means “view”; that is, it is the total view of an image. It is a way of photographing that involves the entire physical space. The field of view is similar to or greater than that of the human eye, which is 160 ° by 75 °.
Panoramic photography is made from several photos in a sequence stitched together to form a single image up to 360 degrees. The amendment must be made so that it is impossible to notice each photo of the composition but a single photograph. Various specific equipment, photographic techniques, and image editing software are used to obtain a perfect result. A panoramic photo can be horizontal, vertical, a combination of rows and columns, or a spherical image with 360 degrees horizontally and 180 degrees high (from top to floor) that we call 360 × 180 panoramas.
Types of panoramic photography: Wide-angle panoramic photography, 180º panoramic photography, 360º panoramic photography, and spherical panoramic photography.
Panorama With Your Smartphone – Important Tips
You should consider the following seven points so that you get a clean, sharp, and clear panorama services:
Hold the smartphone in portrait orientation (so that the camera chip can use the longer side for a higher panorama). Many smartphones only allow panoramas in portrait format.
Hold the smartphone as vertically as possible so that the distortion does not become so severe.
Wait until exposure metering is complete before starting panoramic exposure. This is because the exposure parameters are frozen to the values of the first measurement during the exposure.
If possible, start your panorama at a point with average lighting.
Hold the smartphone with your short arm; you may move it too fast with the long arm.
Avoid fluctuations in altitude while moving.
Avoid moving subjects in the picture, especially if they are too close, or you will get ghosting.