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Photoshop® CS5 for Nature Photographers: A Workshop in a Book by Josh Anon, Ellen Anon

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In-Camera Considerations

When photographing images to be combined into panoramas, following certain techniques while shooting enables you to stitch the images together with a minimum of headaches. If you choose to ignore some of the following procedures (and we admit that at times we do), you may still be able to stitch the segments together, but it's likely it will take longer and the results may not be quite what you had hoped:

  • Use a tripod. We can't stress that enough!

  • Not only do you need to use a tripod, but you also need to level it! If your tripod doesn't have a level built into it, place a small bubble level on a flat top surface to help get it level. This is important because you want the camera to rotate on a level axis. If you enjoy shooting ...

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