Acadia National Park - Aaron Priest Photography
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Boulder Beach, Acadia National Park, Maine

September 20, 2015, 5:43 PM

This was taken during a 4-day panorama workshop that I taught last week with Vincent Lawrence of Acadia Images Photography Workshops in Acadia National Park. What a great time we had! We covered not only panorama theory, but also practical use in the field, and post-processing when you get back—everything from a brief history of panoramas, to various projections and definitions, finding the no-parallax point of a lens, discovering how many degrees you can tilt and rotate on a multi-row panning head and how much overlap you need for various focal lengths, determining exposure, white balance, bracketing, and focus for a scene, how to stitch and blend everything back on a computer later, size limitations of different file formats, and even places to share and view panoramas. It’s a good thing we had a few days! We’ll be teaching more workshops next year, visit Vincent’s website for a schedule:

I shot this handheld with my Nikon 810 and Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 as Connie Pooler was borrowing my multi-row Really Right Stuff panning head. It is 2 rows of 18 columns for a total of 36 photos. I used a manual white balance, focus point, and exposure throughout, but I left VR enabled on my lens. Shot at 70mm, f/2.8, ISO 64, and 1/500 shutter five minutes before civil sunset. Aligned with PTGui Pro and blended with Photoshop. The stitched image is 40,350 x 10,088 and can be printed 14 feet wide.

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