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Panoramic Mode

Lesson 25 from: iPhone Photography & Mobile Photography

Philip Ebiner

Panoramic Mode

Lesson 25 from: iPhone Photography & Mobile Photography

Philip Ebiner

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25. Panoramic Mode

Next Lesson: Portrait Mode


Class Trailer

Course Introduction


Welcome to Class


Why Are Smartphone Cameras Awesome?


The Course Challenge: Capture Your Day in 5 Photos


Camera Basics for Mobile & Smartphone Photography


Intro to Camera Basics




Focal Length


Lesson Info

Panoramic Mode

Panoramic mode is a mode that allow you to create a panoramic. And what that means is being able to create a long horizontal uh photograph by taking a lot of photographs at once. The way it works is you take your phone and you put it into panoramic mode and you spin your phone around like this and it'll actually give you a guide on the phone with an arrow and it will tell you to slow down or speed up. The cool thing about this is that you can create a really big photograph with a lot more resolution than you might with your other phone. You'll also be able to gain a bigger field of view, right. With your wide angle, you can only get so much in panoramic mode, I can see even more. And what's really cool about this is because your phone is internally taking multiple photos and stitching them all together to create one photo, your resolution will be higher, your print will actually look better if you decide to print it and it's a little bit easier to keep it all in line. Now, you could do...

this manually by taking photos yourself and then taking them into an editing app and stitching them together. But your phone will do that itself, which is really awesome. Now, there are little pro tips to be thinking about when you're doing Pano mode. Now it'll give you a starting place and an end place on some phones, but you don't have to go the entire way. In fact, if you go the entire way, your, your panoramic might be really small and long, you could only go for a little bit and it'll create a different dynamic sort of photo. It's up to you to sort of play with what your phone's parameters are and see what you can create out of it. It's really fun to get creative. Something to keep in mind when you're shooting a panoramic as well is moving bodies, right? Because you're taking multiple images. If there's a moving body in frame or something that's moving across your screen, you'll be taking multiple images of that object and it could show up or split up and look a little weird and unnatural adversely. If you want to play with that. If you took a picture of someone here and I was going panel and they ran around you and there was back in the same spot to be the same person in the same photograph because you're stitching it all together. So just be aware of what technical difficulties and what technical things will happen when you're taking multiple photos across a plane. Another idea is that you don't always have to be going horizontal, right? You could flip your phone and go vertical and make maybe a photo of a big tall building or something like that. There are endless possibilities to using this advanced feature and I recommend really playing with it.

Ratings and Reviews


Definitely geared to beginners, but the class has a lot of good information. As an advanced camera photographer still trying to get to know my phone camera better, I learned a few things I didn't know (like you can use portrait mode for selfies, what hyper lapse is and the VSCO app). Nice job!


Good course for everyone starting out and needed to have some more basic info beyond the common snap shot. I had wished for more info on using mobile in the more professional field like when switching from camera to mobile. Additional lenses and flashes and things like that. But this course was obviously not targeted at this. So overall still a nice brush up.


Great class. Well organized and clearly presented. Would be very good for beginners and mid level users. highly recommend.

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