Crucial tips for making your own panoramas?
-Well tripods help for sure, but if you have a crummy tripod, you are better off hand holding it. The one at the top of this page was handheld. So it can be done.
-Lock your white balance, lock your exposure for the most interesting part of the panorama. I usually do a test frame on just that part of the panorama, at my locked exposure and make sure it looks good.
-Your panorama can be any field of view you want. Whatever you feel is interesting for the subject.
-Have a good understanding of some editing software. Try "Hugin" it's free, and it works for Mac's too!
-Just have fun with it, there is lots to learn that I wont take the time to explain at this moment. Like parallax errors, and layer blending in photoshop.
Are you curious about settings for each frame in this panorama?
ISO 400 f/4 and 1/200sec
It's final size of the uncropped panorama is 266 megapixel, the cropped one shown here is 190.
If you want to see more Panoramas? Take a look at these posts;
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