Panoramas in Lightroom

August 16, 2015 in Information

The "raw" photos

The “raw” photos

Lightroom CC will now merge photos into a panorama or HDR image. Recently I had occasion to use this feature and was very impressed with the results.

I was using a 35mm lens (50mm equiv.) and could not get far enough away from the church I wanted to shoot. I often just choose a different framing but I decided to make use of the new Lr feature, so I took 4 or 5 shots encompassing the whole building. As you can see I didn’t do anything too technical. I might have made sure of overlap, kept the shots parallel and used manual settings to keep the exposure and focussing the same but I didn’t.

The pictures below show the originals then the completed Lr merge – done as easily as selecting the photos and telling it to make a panorama!

The Lightroom assembled picture

The Lightroom assembled picture

Of course the merging can be done with various pieces of processing software, not just Lightroom,

It has been suggested that you might use this technique in portraiture, but your subject would have to keep absolutely still!

But if you do not have a wide-angle lens available…..

 

 

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