Creative Panoramic Photography By Katrin Eismann

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Photographer Katrin Eismann shares some of her knowledge about preparing for, shooting, merging, and experimenting with panoramic photos.

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Katrin goes over the different types of panoramics that she'll be covering, as well as equipment and a basic checklist
Here are some general rules for operating your camera while creating panos
Using a shift tilt lens out in the field when taking panos
How to locate and fix a nodal point for your lens
Sometimes one row is not enough to capture the scene
There are times when a shift tilt lens will help you get around space restrictions
It is a good idea to always carry a little camera with you for those quick, spontaneous shots
Using Bridge to review your shots and to organize what you have to work with
Applying your Bridge adjustments to all the files in your pano
Photomerge uses editable layer masks to stitch together the panoramic
Katrin goes through adjusting and stitching together a multi row pano
There are advantages to shooting in Raw format when taking panos
Working with the Photomerge command in Photoshop
There are a couple of benefits to converting Raw files to DNG format
Using a Raw to DNG converter
Photomerge is just as effective with top to bottom panoramics
Some situations call for more creative, abstract panoramic shots
Experiment with the Reposition Only option in Photomerge
Using Photomerge to create symmetrical files for use as backgrounds
Photomerge is a starting point, but don't forget to keep going with your images and experiment
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Katrin Eismann


Katrin is 1/3 artist, 1/3 author, and 1/3 educator. She received her BFA degree in Photographic Illustration from the Rochester Institute of Technology and her MFA degree in Design from the School of Visual Arts. She has co-authored: Web Design Studio Secrets, Adobe Photoshop Studio Secrets, Real World Digital Photography, and authored Ph...

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  1. Profile photo of Alan Wotherspoon Alan Wotherspoon

    excellent course. Have watched it several times. would like direction to a course that would teach me how to del with the flare problem in the multi-row pano example in the course. Thanks.

  2. Profile photo of lucienr lucienr

    Very good course ! Very well explained. I have learned many new tricks ! It also inspired me. The only downside is that there was one session that had too much echo (should be fixed). —- Yes, please post my feedback

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