Project #1: Panography.
It’s like panoramas on steroids. Just take loads of photos of your subject from different angles and stitch them all together. The result is one amazing view you can never get with just one photo. Of course, the process is a bit more complicated than that. I had to brush up on my photoshop knowledge, but I managed to finish it in a few minutes.
For the subject, I wanted something monumental. So I trooped over to Luneta park to take photos of the historical Rizal Monument. (It was my first time to visit Luneta as an adult so it was also a blast discovering Manila all over again.) It was raining a little when I went so the ground was wet and the sky was a bit overcast. The good news was that there weren’t many people so I had the park mostly to myself.
So here it is, Rizal Monument stitched from 26 different photos.
- Be sure to take lots of overlapping pictures. It’s easy to miss areas of your subject that are not as interesting. So don’t forget to photograph even the boring parts. You don’t want a big hole in your photo (unless you intended to).
- You don’t need to shoot all your photos straight. Try rotating your camera at different angles and see how it turns out.
- Some say that you should set your camera’s exposure to manual so you get an even look across your photos. I say you don’t need to. There’s a quirky charm to having each of the photos slightly off from each other.