Creating Aerial Panoramas
CreativeLive, as many of you know, have a ton of great classes in Lightroom and all that kind of stuff, so we're not gonna go super deep into Lightroom, but I just wanted to show you how you would process that image that we took up on the roof. (engine roaring) Alright, I'm gonna try to frame this up and get a little further out. I'm just gonna try to get this peninsula right here. I'm moving in a bit, just to kinda get a little bit closer. And then I think that's gonna be my frame. When I do peninsulas, I just like to get a good bit of overlap between the shots, just so that later on, when we're stitching them together, it's kinda easy for the software to figure out the details of how to stitch it together here. I might try another one that's a little closer to the lighthouse. See how, like, you know obviously it's gonna look a little bit more distorted the closer we get, but I'm gonna see kinda what that looks like when we stitch it together later. Maybe I'm too close here, let's see...
. Right now it's saying plus point third of a stop hard. So I'm gonna dial it down a bit. Yeah, take up the shutter to 200. I'm shooting raw, so we should be able to recover the shutters. So you simply just gonna select these guys and then go to Photo and Photo Merge and then cross-feed it with some bracketed shots, you could do it merged HDR shot, but in this case we did a panorama. And I mean it's kind of a non-event, it's just you select them and 9 times out of ten, it gets it spot-on. And that's why you're gonna want to overlap. So that's the one that, the shots that Jim took there up on the roof of CreativeLive there. So and it's selecting Perspective, you can cycle through all these different options. I've got Auto Crop enabled, so that's what it looks like, the combination of the images, so I always turn on Auto Crop. And then Merge. Yeah, you have a question there?
Could you also do that in Photoshop for Edit Auto-Align and do Panorama?
Ah, yeah, you know, honestly, I haven't done a whole lot of editing on panoramas up until I started using them with a drone. And so I've always just done it here with Lightroom.
But, I mean honestly, since I do more video, that's... this is a newer thing for me,
But it's just the same technique any, you know, photographers have been using for, yeah, using Photoshop for it, yeah, so... The nice thing about this is then you got actually a combined, it's still a raw image that you can process. So, yeah, I mean, like I said, it's kind of a non-event. Develop. If we look at the final image... And it looks pretty well exposed. You know the sharpness is, you can see over here in the inspector here, the sharpness is maybe a little bit soft. I know that we focused on the buildings in the distance, but I didn't notice on this camera, that if you bring it up that sharpening does come back a little bit. You don't want to overdo it, and also you're not gonna have it zoomed in that much, too, so. Yeah, it's a good image, thanks, Jim.
So let's go, the other shot here... of the morning, I'm kinda curious how that's gonna stitch together. So if we go back to my Surf footage, Media, it's in one, go to the, these guys. (clicking) Let's see. No, no, no, let's not do that again. (clicking) Just bring this in. (Teacher snuffles) Cool, they should be selected, yeah. (Teacher whistles softly) Okay, here we go. Yeah, and then we'll go from there to, say, here. And you Photo Merge. (can clinking) I was never really kinda like into panoramas until I started trying it with drones, cause you find yourself, like, often times doing big landscapes. And you just happen to be out there. And so I just started playing around with panoramas myself. "Merged photos, please try a different projection option." So, I think I'm now actually gonna move on from this one, but as you can see, you know, most times it's a sort of a non-event merging photos. And of course, CreativeLive's got a lot of great classes on Lightrooms, I definitely encourage you to check those out as well, so.
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