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Why you should use F8 aperture for taking 360° panoramas

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The attendees of my workshops ask me quite often why I use the F8 stop for taking my panoramas. I’ve got several reasons to back up this decision: It is necessary to choose an aperture F-stop and to stick with it during shooting, preferably for the whole shooting session (not just one panorama).  The lens I use (Sigma 8mm F3.5) has the sharpest image at F8. I don’t mean the depth of focus, which would be the highest with the highest possible aperture. When I focus between the F8 and F16 setting, this lens gives the best picture from the...

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Video: A complete video guide to stitching spherical panoramas

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The following video tutorials you are about to see are going to show you how to shoot and stitch together spherical 360° photos. There are five parts. In the first installment you will see how to shoot photos, in the second part you will learn how to process your photos on a computer. The third part is dedicated to stitching photos together and in the fourth you will see various tricks for retouching stitching errors in your panoramas. The end result of your efforts should be a fully spherical 360° photo in which you can turn around in all directions...

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Panoramic Photography Links and Turorials

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Beginner to intermediate:http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=15B8C737F69319BEhttp://www.rosaurophotography.com/html/technical0.htmlhttp://www.tilmanbremer.de/2011/10/panoramic-photography-revealed-part-ii-creating-perfect-panoramas-the-open-source-way/http://www.fromparis.com/technical.htmlhttp://michel.thoby.free.fr/http://www.panomonkey.com/panorama-software/how-to-shoot-panoramic-photoshttp://www.cambridgeincolour.com/tutorials.htm Level a panorama in PTGuiHow to level a panorama in PTGui You can find much much more in the Panoramic Photographers For Facebook Group Docs. You should also definitely join this group if you are not a member already.

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How to stitch 360° panoramas on a computer (video)

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In the previous part of the video panorama shooting tutorial you saw how to shoot spherical panoramas with a DSLR camera and a fisheye lens. Today Florian will show you how to stitch your photos on a computer. Tip: If you are interested look at how the post-processing your photos should be done before stitching in the Video 360° photography tutorial: How to post-process your photos. You will learn how to adjust white balance, chromatic aberration and so on. If you are just starting with panoramic photography, though, feel free to skip this intermediate part and continue directly to the video...

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Video tutorial: How to shoot a spherical panorama without a visible tripod

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In the following video +Florian Knorn (you should definitely add him on Google+ and follow his website pano.ie) shows three shooting techniques that produce fully spherical panoramas with a 360° view all around you with a possibility to look fully up and down. Florian manages to do that in a way that even though he uses a tripod and string there is no tripod visible in the final panorama – not even photographer’s legs :) The three techniques are: 1. Fullframe DSLR camera with a fisheye 8mm lens(in this case you need four shots around you – notice that florian turns the camera...

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