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5 Ways To Create An Ultra Megapixel Panorama


One this video professional photographer Joel Grimes shares 5 tips on how you can increase the resolution of your shots and creates stunningly detailed images without the need for super high-resolution cameras.

Yes, there are 100MP (and even more) cameras on the market which cost tens of thousands of dollars and are out of the price range of most photographers. However, if you still want the same resolution but with more conventional camera gear – Grimes has some useful tips for you.

Here are his 5 tips:

  • Hands held with a Tele lens – this is the most basic of the five – just take any telephoto lens (Grimes used a 70-200mm @200mm) and shot three horizontal images – one of the subject and two others (quickly) left and right and combine them in post (either stitch them with Photoshop or some other software like ptgui).
  • Tripod with a Tele – same thing but with a tripod – probably better (but not always possible). Make sure you use a lens that has a tripod collar and mounts from the collar.
  • Tilt-shifting – Using a tilt-shift lens you can easily capture three (vertical or horizontal) images and stitch them together
  • Nodal Point – using a fairly simple nodal slide and maybe an L-bracket you can find the nodal point and shoot panoramas that will stitch much better (especially if you have foreground and background objects). On this RRS video, you can learn what you need in order to do this and how it works.
  • Multiple rows – if you really want to go for super resolutions you can use something like the RRS FG-02 Fluid -Gimbal Head and shoot 3×3 or 3×4 images which can easily go well over 100MP (with the Canon 5DR you can reach more than 300MP this way).

You can find many more great tips on our photography tips section – here on LensVid.

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