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Panoramic Practice

Lesson 21 from: iPhone Photography & Mobile Photography

Philip Ebiner

Panoramic Practice

Lesson 21 from: iPhone Photography & Mobile Photography

Philip Ebiner

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21. Panoramic Practice

Next Lesson: Portrait Practice


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 Practice

All right, everyone. So now we're going to talk about taking panoramic photos. Now, on most phones, this is going to come up as Pano which stands for panoramic. And really, it's the idea of taking multiple photos as will explained as you slowly move the camera steadily across the wave. So you can see here on screen that we have this little yellow line and this arrow um and depending on where you start. So let's start right here. You click and slowly hold it. Now, if I move down or up, you can see that arrow moving off of the line. So you want to stay as steady as you can right along the line. Now, when you let go, it'll finish taking the panel. Now, you could see how much was left in that rectangle. If I really wanted to fill out the entire thing, it would be a massively long photo. But even at that, just first little quarter of the panoramic field, you took this really nice photo with this camera. We're going to start down here. I'm going to get the entire pier. It's going to be a rea...

lly long panoramic look pretty cool. We're going to get will in there. So you start here, you have the yellow line, I click, I then move and you can see if I move up or down that the arrow kind of wiggles. You want to keep that as level as possible. Keep going. If I move too fast, they'll tell me to slow down, but it's actually keeping up. So there, got it all I let go. Now, let's take a look at this, this thing, you know, with Law panoramic, you have to move to the horizontal mode to really get the whole thing and vertical is just so small. So we go in here, we can zoom in look how cool that is. It's like captures the entire pier in one shot and you can see this guy that was running, he's the photo, the camera is taking a photo every, you know, few seconds. And so it captured this guy at different moments of his run. You can see this one part where it was merging two photos together and it got kind of funky. But these other parts, it's actually cool to see him in those different parts of the frame. Now, let's play with another way of taking a panoramic photo. So if I were to take a horizontal photo of will, I'd have to come all the way back here. Let's start taking a panoramic. So we're gonna start down here. So we move up quick. All right. So he has to stay very still for that. And typically doing this with a person you can see like he got kind of compressed wide. The tripod looks weird. It's not, not a very flattering photo, but this would be something to use on if you're in like the woods and you want to get photos of trees or if there's a building and you want to capture the entire building, it's really cool for that kind of thing. Um Maybe don't use it for your friends because it's not very flattering, but it's kind of fun to play with. And yeah, and that's just some of the ways to think about panoramic photos. If you have people like we're out here on the beach, there's a lot of people around. If you try and do that, you might get some weird separation, some weird like fragmenting of people. So it's better when you don't have a lot of things in your frame that are moving around. So let's look at some panoramic photos that we've taken just to see other examples of out in the field. You know what we were able to get with our Pano setting on our camera.

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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