Panoramas are those wide format images you’ve admired that seem to invite you right into the photograph. They are easy to produce using any digital camera and today’s amazing software tools.
Because several images are being seamlessly stitched together, even panoramas made with a compact digital camera or smart phone can often be printed at large and dramatic sizes. It doesn’t require specialized hardware and the results are impressive and satisfying.
This class is for all types of cameras, including DSLRs, pocket cameras and smartphones. You will learn to make beautiful panoramas through a combination of live demonstrations and existing panoramic work.
WHAT YOU’LL LEARN
- How to select good scenes and subjects for panoramas
- Which lenses are best for different situations
- How to shoot the series of photos
- Why your smartphone’s Panorama mode may not give you the best result
- Some smartphone software options for higher quality panos
- The difference and benefits of single row vs multi row
- Camera settings for best results
- Tips for shooting handheld panoramas
- When to use a tripod
- What is “no parallax point”, how do you find it and do you have to worry about it?
- When to consider specialized equipment and the options available
- What software is available for processing, both free and paid options
- Printing and displaying your panoramic images
WHAT YOU’LL NEED
Bring a camera so you can try some of the basic techniques for getting a good set of images to be stitched together later on. We’ll do a couple of simple exercises for camera handling. And do bring something to take notes with!
- Cost per person is $65 early registration, $75 late registration.
- Doors open at 6:15pm.
- Classes start promptly at 6:30pm.
- Each class is 2 ½ hours long.
- Classes may be held in the upstairs classroom, up one flight of stairs, no elevator access.
- Advance registration and payment is required.
- Maximum number of students is 20, minimum number to make a class is 8.
- Parking is available on the street or in the adjacent lot at Electric Light & Power.
Q: What are panoramas?
A: Panoramas are those wide format images you’ve admired that seem to invite you right into the photograph. They are easy to produce using any digital camera and today’s amazing software tools.
Q: What do I need?
A: Bring a camera so you can try some of the basic techniques for getting a good set of images to be stitched together later on. We’ll do a couple of simple exercises for camera handling. And do bring something to take notes with!
Q: How will I know if the workshop makes or not?
A: If the workshop doesn’t make and has to be canceled, you will receive an email no later than the night before the scheduled class date.
Q: What if I have to cancel?
A: Details on cancellations are on our Policies page.
Peter is the director of Dallas Center for Photography and teaches several of the classes and workshops. In over 30 years of shooting assignments for national magazines and corporate/stock photography he’s learned a few things and likes to pass it on. His favorite student review is “You remember what it’s like to not know”.
He also works one-on-one with clients to further particular shootings skills, organize their photos with Lightroom or work on projects like books and exhibitions. He still shoots occasional commercial jobs but is busy with personal book projects and running the expanding DCP.