Over the last few years I've been traveling within and outside Europe with a digital camera. Purely for my pleasure. Time and time again I was hit and drawn by the views from hilltops, mountain peaks and rock cliffs. If the weather and the situation permitting, I try to capture these views in the form of a panorama. Some of these photos are on this website. I wish you much viewing pleasure when clicking around.
Technical background panorama photos
The panoramas on this site are all made up of a number of photos. These were taken free hand. Then they were stitched together with ArcSoft Panorama Maker®, ICE® form Microsoft® or Hugin®. For taking the pictures I uesed Coolpix® cameras from Nikon®. First with a 995, later with a 5700 and nowadays with a 7100.
Making panoramic pictures yourself
Of course, you can find various books how to make a panorama. Do it, I recommend it! But I have also some practical tips and tricks.
- Almost everyone is inclined to take the photos with the camera horizontal position. Keep the camera vertically. It will cost you a few extra photos but the panorama becomes not so narrow. Try it out!
- I have good experience (of course in combination with Panorama Maker®, ICE® and Hugin®) with half overlapping photos. By this I mean, the middle of first photo is the edge of the next and so on.
- Don't be too afraid of back-light. Not trying delivers regret! And in a panorama it can be quite natural.
- It may make sense to put on the exposure manually. The coloring of the photos matches better this way.