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The Digital Photography Workflow Handbook by Uwe Steinmueller, Juergen Gulbins

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Increase Your Angle of View Using Stitching Techniques

There are various situations in which panorama (or “stitching”) techniques are useful:

  • You want to capture a scene that is much broader or higher than the camera’s shooting format, and you don’t want to lose resolution by cropping.

  • You can’t get far enough away from the subject to photograph it in a single shot.

  • You need to produce greater resolution than the camera can nominally capture, for example, for a large-format print.

Although these techniques are not all panorama techniques in the strictest sense, we call them all “stitching” to keep things simple.

We use stitching techniques most often to merge multiple shots taken using our 24mm or 35mm full-frame lenses. We use the techniques described ...

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