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 Post subject: HDR PANORAMA FIRST TRY
PostPosted: Sun Jul 10, 2011 4:32 pm 
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Hi everyone this is my first attempt to shot an HDR Panorama i shot it from the top of my building any advice in how to improve this technique is very welcome thanks¡¡

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 10, 2011 5:21 pm 
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Good first attempt.

It's difficult to see in the image size that you've posted, but here are a few comments:

Flares - A good idea to use the clone stamp tool in photoshop, if you're using it, to clear these up.

Horizon - It looks slightly bowed, as in it droops towards the centre of the frame. Depending on which software you're using to stitch, you should be able to fix this.

It looks as if you've gone fully manual, and locked your focus down, which is good. It's always difficult at night to get a consistent sky colour throughout the panorama though.

What were the settings that you used? (number of shots in each bracket, number of compositions, length of exposures, f stop, software used)


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Hi dubaiphil thaks for the reply and for the inspiration for your dubai waterfront panorama i tried to follow the steps you published, i shot 5 sets of 3 bracketed photos -2, 0, +2 EV i shot in manual with 400 ISO, F 10, the meterin was +1 EV, WB tungsten, focused on the clock and start shoting in RAW, it was a slow process since it was my first time shoting in manual and every time i moved something that changed the exposition but that the only way to learn :), finally i did the stitchin in PtGui with everything in auto an thats it, thanks for your comments and also for your quick guide on how to shot panoramas ill keep trying to improve my photos


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Hopefully you saved the panorama as a ptgui project file as well?

Well worth doing so if you haven't.

Once the program has stitched the shots together you'll have a preview where you can change a few more settings to get the horizon straighter. Try changing settings (there will be a couple of icons on the menu above the stitched pano) to cylindrical or spherical. Another option is the horizontal line that cuts through the preview of the stitch - moving this up of down can flatten things as well.


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Hi dubaiphil i took your advice and it helped to improve de photo although i tried to minimize the flares in photoshop using the clone tool its was very difficult its there a way to reduce flares when shoting maybe a filter or something in PTGui i used the mercator setting in the panorama editor

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