Multiple Photo Captures – Part Two

Yesterday I shared a time-lapse video shot and processed with my Lumix GX8 and Adobe Premiere Pro.

While those frames were being recorded I used the GX85 to photograph some still images. Here are a couple in-camera panoramas. Cameras are becoming more like portable imaging computers with each new release.

sedona panorama photoStitched in-camera Sedona pano. Hwy 179. The camera is held in the vertical orientation to give a slightly taller image. If there was lots of cloud action I would have taken a second pano and stitched them together in Photoshop for an even taller rendition of the scene.

sedona panoramic imageThe field of view depends on how long you continue to pan. A longer panning time gives a different aspect ratio.

Here’s a tip for creating smooth panorama photos with clean stitching. This is an old videographer’s trick. Point your body and feet to where you would like the panorama to end. Then using your stomach muscles turn back to the starting point of the image. Make sure the camera is tight against your forehead and is not tilted. Then using your stomach muscles gently pivot to the end of the field of view. The stomach muscles are larger and more stable giving you a smoother movement resulting in less stitching errors. One final note, there is a preview of your capture in the viewfinder. You will want to go a little bit further than you see or your image will be truncated just a bit. If you are moving too fast or too slow or the light is too low, the camera will return an error message.

red rocks in sedonaOf course as the sun begins to set colors can change immensely

cathedral rock silhouetteAnd of course, don’t forget to turn around. This is the back side of Cathedral Rock in silhouette.

Our creative tools are getting better and better. It’s a fun time to be an image maker.

Yours in Creative Photography,     Bob