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    Default Shooting Panaroma

    Want to ask what are the steps tot aking good panoramas

    i know a tripod is esential, but do i leave the cam stationary on the tripod and just pan the cam (ie tripod remains in fixed position) or do i move the tripod around?

    I panned the cam here:

    or
    http://img60.imageshack.us/img60/2506/panohm4.jpg

    but one can see its not 'straight'

    so does it mean i should move the tripod around instead?

    hope you guys get what i mean

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    Default Re: Shooting Panaroma

    if u 1 360 degree view then jus rotate ur cam...if u 1 linear view jus shift ur tripod linearly...
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    Default Re: Shooting Panaroma

    any tips on how to shoot good panorama?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bent
    any tips on how to shoot good panorama?
    haha...this u gt to ask the pro liao...but best is shoot in manual...LOL
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    Default Re: Shooting Panaroma

    In manual is a must for me and of cos same exposure.

    As for moving linear with tripod, i think it is not necessary. I shoot all pana walk around.
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    if shooting a long flat pano in a confined area like a room or corridor, like the example, it is better to move the tripod...use the seams of floor tiling, or a piece of string stretched tight, as a guide to position your tripod...do not adjust the tripod while shooting...use manual so your exposure would not vary from one shot to another...

    if shootin subject that is very far away like a landscape, or a multirow pano, it is better to move the tripod head...of course, a pano head would be even better...

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    Quote Originally Posted by theRBK
    if shooting a long flat pano in a confined area like a room or corridor, like the example, it is better to move the tripod...use the seams of floor tiling, or a piece of string stretched tight, as a guide to position your tripod...do not adjust the tripod while shooting...use manual so your exposure would not vary from one shot to another...

    if shootin subject that is very far away like a landscape, or a multirow pano, it is better to move the tripod head...of course, a pano head would be even better...
    thanks for the advice

    wat is a pano head? and wat u mean by mvoe tripod head? pan the cam?

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    Default Re: Shooting Panaroma

    2 Easiest ways:

    1. If you're using digital, get a very wide lens, then crop top and bottom.
    2. If you're using film, consider in investing in a XPan or TX...

    If both not feasible, then as follows:

    1. When the subject is 2 near, then it is better to move the tripod around. Try to keep the horizon near to the center of the picture. Give plenty of space allowance on top and bottom. Then when stiching, stretch the pics abit and if the top and bottom corners are out, you can crop them.
    2. When the subject is far, then you can just move the camera instead of the tripod. I guess a 3 way head will do the trick.
    3. Like what the rest suggest, use manual exposure. This will ensure the photos are exposed evenly.

    Cheers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bent
    wat is a pano head?
    it is a tripod head that lets you adjust the point of rotation of the camera on a tripod so you won't get parallex error...here's a page explaining the possibility of parallex error in pano shooting:

    http://www.edb.utexas.edu/teachnet/QTVR/NodalPoint.htm

    not telling you to buy one if you don't do a lot of pano cause its not cheap...

    Quote Originally Posted by bent
    and wat u mean by mvoe tripod head? pan the cam?
    yah

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