7 tips to follow for when you are capturing a panorama shot

Panorama shots, when taken right, are beautiful to behold and look at. It can be tricky to take the perfect panorama. Below are 7 tips to follow when you are capturing a panorama shot.
You sometimes see a view that is so perfect and vast that you want to take as much of it with your camera as you can. A panorama shot is a perfect way to do this. Read on for some tips on how to take great panorama photographs.
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1. Panorama mode
Many digital cameras come with a panorama mode button. If you are just starting out in photography, use the panorama mode as much as you can for panorama shots. This mode sets up your camera perfectly for taking panorama shots. Just point, shoot, and move your camera from left to right (or right to left).
2. Movement
Make sure nothing or no one is moving in the background. This can create a panorama shot with unnecessary blurry parts. Try to wait until there is nothing to disturb your perfect shot.
3. Level the camera
Keep the camera level or your picture will end up uneven. Start with several shots and see how they look. This may take some practice, but once you have your camera at the right angle while taking multiple pictures, your panorama shot will turn out great.
4. Overlap
Overlapping your photos the right way can produce a beautiful panorama. 15 to 30 percent overlap should work just fine. Play around with this until you get just the right overlap for your panoramas.
5. Lenses
You want to also use the right size lenses for panorama shots. Lenses that are too wide may distort your image too much. If you are taking a panorama where distance is a factor be careful and bring several lenses to see which one works best.
6. Beyond left and right
In panorama mode, if you go slightly up or down while moving your camera right to left you may end up with a distorted image. This is not the case if taking panorama shots manually. You can get away with adding more details by taking shots not only left to right, but also above and below the initial panorama.
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7. Metering
You don't need to worry about messing with metering when you have your camera in panorama mode since this is already set. When using a DLSR or other camera without panorama mode, set it to manual. Practice this and you will produce great panorama shots in no time.

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