14. Shooting panoramics

In this photography class Karl shows you how to create a 180 degree view panoramic photo from a series of stitched images.

Many cameras nowadays have built in panorama features, but if you want to capture high detail, doing it manually can give the best results. In this class you’ll learn how to frame your image, avoid unwanted distortion and minimise blur as Karl shares his top tips for taking panoramic images.

In this photography class we cover the following:

  • How to shoot panoramic photos
  • How to avoid distortion
  • Image overlap for panorama photos

NOTE: This photography class is available with English subtitles.


  1. Interesting as I go through these videos how much you use the polariser. Almost seems like a standard piece of kit, used more often than not.

  2. Wish I would have watched this last night. Got up @4:30 AM to drive to my hometown and take a Pan. Shot of an old mill damn. Only overlapped my bracketed images by 10%. Had to stitch images manually in PS cs2.

    How critical is tripod head level in shooting Pan’s? I humped a huge old video tripod to utilize ball mount to make sure head was perfectly level.

    1. Hi Donovan, the 30% overlap is more important but setting up the camera level does help but I’ve done good Panos hand held!

  3. Karl do you tend to use the polariser as a 2 stop filter or just to give a contrast boost in such a colourful scene? Seems a twilight photo shoot so how does this affect the polarising effect with little sunlight?

    1. Hi Chris, mostly for a contrast boost on a shot like this and it can also be interesting how it interacts with artificial light from the display signs.

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