Creative Panoramic Photography, with Katrin Eismann

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

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

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Course Lessons:

Lesson 1: Introduction to Shooting Panoramics (Duration 17:03)

Katrin goes over the different types of panoramics that she'll be covering, as well as equipment and a basic checklist

Lesson 2: Camera Settings (Duration 13:59)

Here are some general rules for operating your camera while creating panos

Lesson 3: Shift Tilt Skyline (Duration 02:44)

Using a shift tilt lens out in the field when taking panos

Lesson 4: Nodal Point (Duration 04:43)

How to locate and fix a nodal point for your lens

Lesson 5: Multi Row Panos (Duration 04:26)

Sometimes one row is not enough to capture the scene

Lesson 6: Using Shift Tilt in Tight Places (Duration 02:09)

There are times when a shift tilt lens will help you get around space restrictions

Lesson 7: Point and Shoot Panoramics (Duration 01:18)

It is a good idea to always carry a little camera with you for those quick, spontaneous shots

Lesson 8: Organizing Your Pano Files (Duration 09:12)

Using Bridge to review your shots and to organize what you have to work with

Lesson 9: Test and Adjust (Duration 09:39)

Applying your Bridge adjustments to all the files in your pano

Lesson 10: Stitching and Retouching (Duration 09:51)

Photomerge uses editable layer masks to stitch together the panoramic

Lesson 11: Stitching Multiple Rows (Duration 19:50)

Katrin goes through adjusting and stitching together a multi row pano

Lesson 12: Making Adjustments (Duration 12:52)

There are advantages to shooting in Raw format when taking panos

Lesson 13: Vertical Panoramic (Duration 08:33)

Working with the Photomerge command in Photoshop

Lesson 14: Raw to DNG (Duration 04:30)

There are a couple of benefits to converting Raw files to DNG format

Lesson 15: Raw to DNG, Part 2 (Duration 01:43)

Using a Raw to DNG converter

Lesson 16: Continuing with Vertical Panos (Duration 09:11)

Photomerge is just as effective with top to bottom panoramics

Lesson 17: Abstract Approach (Duration 05:59)

Some situations call for more creative, abstract panoramic shots

Lesson 18: Reposition Only (Duration 03:42)

Experiment with the Reposition Only option in Photomerge

Lesson 19: Symmetrical Files (Duration 03:21)

Using Photomerge to create symmetrical files for use as backgrounds

Lesson 20: Taking It Further (Duration 05:32)

Photomerge is a starting point, but don't forget to keep going with your images and experiment

Meet Your Instructor: 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…


  1. 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).

  2. 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.

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