Out West

Started Feb 28, 2010 | Discussions thread
Greystone Fotog
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Consider Panoramic Shots instead of Wider Angle
In reply to yetibudha, Mar 13, 2010

You can effectively get a wider angle lens by taking a panorama series of vertical pictures with your existing widest angle and stitching them together. Remember to use the same focus and exposure for all shots in the series and overlap by about 25 %.

Windows Live Photo Gallery is a free download and it has an option to download Image Composite Editor which does a very good job of stitching panoramic shots.

Another advantage of this technique is that it increases the resolution of the final picture because you are combining multiple frames. You can even combine two rows to increase the vertical angle, if necessary.

This technique takes a little more time, but the results are often worth the effort. It is particularly useful when you have a very wide view. such as the Grand Tetons or if you are looking for a print that is longer and narrower than a standard frame.

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