Have you tried the panorama feature on your smartphone yet? It’s hard to get a good shot. Try these tips from Shutterfly for improving your skills!
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Many camera phones include a panorama photo feature. If you haven’t tried it out yet or haven’t had much luck creating great panorama pictures, try these tips!
1. Find a focal point before you shoot.
Determining a point of focus will help you decide where to stand to capture the most effective and powerful panorama. Keep in mind the Rule of Thirds. Try to picture how your panorama will turn out, and place a point of focus on the horizon about one- or two-thirds of the way across. This helps to draw the eye around the photo in an interesting way.
2. Keep the light consistent.
Make sure each piece of your panorama has the same lighting. This ensures a consistent final image that looks smooth and cohesive.
3. Avoid motion.
For a crisp and clear panorama photo, try to avoid including objects that are moving, such as cars and people. These will likely turn out blurry and can affect how well the panorama stitches together.
4. Turn slowly.
You might feel silly turning in a slow circle, but it’s really the best way to keep your camera steady and create a smooth overlap between each piece of the panorama.
Panorama photos are the perfect way to capture the full effect of that stunning landscape or sweeping city skyline. With this type of photography (as with many types), just remember that practice makes perfect! It can be difficult to get a smooth, beautiful panorama photo on your first try. In time, with these tips, you’ll be a pro at creating great panoramas. Once you’ve perfected the practice, upload your favorite photos to Shutterfly where you can create wall art to display panoramas in your home. Make it a photo gift and create a framed canvas print panorama for all your loved ones so they can enjoy your panorama skills as much as you do! Try Shutterfly today!