This week, in my digital photography class we will be covering how to shoot panoramas and how to stitch or merge them in Photoshop, Photoshop Elements and from Adobe Lightroom or Bridge.
Here are some ahead-of-time learning resources for my students and anybody else who happens by this blog.
- general instructions on shooting panoramas
- video tutorial on how to shoot a panorama
- video tutorial about merging to panoramas in Photoshop Elements
- video tutorial for merging to panoramas in Photoshop CSx, which you should also watch even if you only have Elements because it covers some background that’s important
- to merge to panorama from Lightroom follow these instructions and then use the techniques in the videos above.
- notes about parallax effects when shooting panoramas and how to avoid them or—under many circumstances—why you won’t have to worry about them.
I’ll also be teaching how to shoot panoramas during forthcoming photography workshops in the Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales.
Do leave a comment if you find any other good resources, if you have a question, or to let me know how you got on with shooting and merging panoramas.