Panoramic photo is any wide-angle view (from 90 to 360 degree) or representation of a physical space. Seeing panoramic photo, people will feel like standing in front of the magnificent view.
In the very beginning, photographers need to shoot a series of photos and stitch them together to make a panoramic photo. Later, with the development of digital photography, more and more digital cameras have panorama shooting feature integrated. However, although panoramic photos are cool, it’s really not cost effective to buy a new camera for this. Things will be easy if you are using iPhone. There are several apps in iPhone App Store available for taking panoramic photos, such as Wondershare Panorama™. I recommended this app to friends but sometimes the results are not good enough, so we summarized some tips and tricks for taking good panoramic photos with Wondershare Panorama™.
Tip 1: it’s also the most important tip —- select a proper scene or view. Most breathtaking panoramas are capturing continuous high mountains and tall buildings, but it is hard to find a position to capture these as panoramas. So we recommend you capture the places with wide angle of view, such as the landscape of your city, a mountain or a lake nearby. The panorama should be captured with long distance, and nothing blocking.
Tip 2: no moving objective in the scene. If there is, the results cannot be good. Wrong stitching points, no entire display or even ghost shadow may be found in the panorama. You can see the blurry part on the road in the panorama below, it looks OK here. But if some objectives nearby moving, the results will not be so pleasant.
Tip 3: move iPhone horizontally and steadily when capturing. Some people move the phone too fast when capturing, the results may be weird with some parts missing. Here is the right way to capture panorama with Panorama™: hold the phone right to the scene, turn your body and move the phone from left to right slowly and steadily. Please make sure it’s not too fast and all the details can be captured.
Tip 4: How to end the capturing. Maybe the workflow is designed to be too flexible, sometimes users are confused. Tap “Capture” to start, user can tap the button again to stop. Or, the app will stop automatically when the process bar at the bottom runs out. Pretty easy, right?
Try it out if you have any interest, it’s quite entertaining.
Wondershare Panorama™ for iOS: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/quan-jing-xiang-ji/id499150255
Wondershare Panorama for Android: