Best time of the day for outdoor panorama 360º?

Started Nov 14, 2012 | Discussions thread
dkloi Senior Member • Posts: 1,922
It depends...

The same general guidelines apply to 360 degree panoramas as for conventional landscape photography, it's about finding the right light to suit the particular scene. Personally, I prefer to take night panoramas, but you can take them midday if the scene warrants it.

I have lots of examples at This one in the middle of the day. This one late-afternoon. This one was taken just before sunset. This one  at sunset. This one just after sunset.

Some lenses are more resistant to flare than others. I sometimes take panos with the sun in the frame but usually I try to stand in shadow to avoid any issues. I find that you can get some interesting colours and contrast with night panos.

Glasgow Royal Exchange Square


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