Essential photo editing tricks for landscapes: 03 Combine several photos into panoramas
Shooting a panorama is a great way to capture a majestic scene, especially if your lens isn't wide enough to fit the entire scene into a single frame.
By shooting several overlapping frames, then stitching them together, not only will you expand the field of view, but you'll also multiply the resolution by five, six times or more, resulting in an incredible amount of detail.
To shoot for a panorama, set your camera on a tripod then fire several frames in vertical format, rotating the camera after each until the entire area has been captured.
Include a decent amount (about a third) of overlap between each segment.
If you don't have a tripod to hand, you can get away with hand-holing the camera as long as you keep it level as possible, and swivel your whole body.
To stitch the images together, navigate to them in Adobe Bridge. Highlight the first, then hold down Shift and click the last to select them all. Go to Tools>Photoshop>Photomerge then hit OK.
If the results aren't perfect, try experimenting with the different layout options in the Photomerge box. Once stitched together, crop any messy edges to produce a detailed panorama.
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