Panoramas are not just for landscapes! I enjoy shooting panoramas for a variety of subjects. Plus they look interesting when you print them very large! Here are a series of multi-image Dragonfly & Damselfly Panoramas. I was using Canon & Panasonic Cameras, with a variety of lenses. The featured Blue Dasher Dragonfly image was 5 handheld images taken with a Canon 300mm lens, with extension tubes @ f/9, 1/250th sec. Then assembled and blended in Photoshop. When shooting panoramas handheld, I tend to overlap even more just to be safe & that I got enough overlap to blend nicely. I may not need them, but it helps if you do need more images when assembling them. The images below have some details on exposure & images shot per panorama.
Four lovely images Reed, the feature shot is amazing.
Thanks so much! They are fun to do! Plus Photoshop does most of the work!
Interesting, it works with a tele-lens without a tripod.
Yes! It actually is easier with a telephoto lens. You just load all the images into one layered Photoshop file, select all the layers and let Photoshop Align and blend them for the final layered image. Which you can then Size & flatten for your final. I might have to crop an edge here or there. I sometimes use a tripod if I am purposely going to do panoramas, but if I am out photographing and come upon a photo subject I like, but do not have a tripod, I just Handhold the series. If you go to the PhotoArtFlight homepage, and in the search type – 64 IMAGE STACKED PANORAMA. You will see an interesting handheld pano.
Hmm, interesting! I have never tried. Thank you for sharing. It is nice to learn new tricks😊
Thanks Mina! Once you do a few and get used to doing them they are easy to do!
Nicely captured, Reed!
Thanks Donna! They are fun to do! Plus it gives me something to do now that I am retired!!
Terrific colour, variety and detail!
Thanks so much Belinda! They are some of my favorite photo subjects!