How to Shoot and Stitch the BEST Waterfall Panorama – Landscape Photography

How to Shoot and Stitch the BEST Waterfall Panorama – Landscape Photography

How to Shoot and Stitch the Best Waterfall Panorama – Landscape Photography
Panorama photos for landscape photography can be a great way to shoot a very interesting composition with a wider view of landscapes. Every landscape photographer should know how to take panos from the field to post processing and stitch them correctly. In this landscape photography vlog, I’ll take you behind the scenes of this waterfall panorama in Great Smoky Mountains National Park for autumn photography and then in Lightroom to show you how to do the whole edit in Lightroom.

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12 Comments

  1. Fish Chris on October 8, 2021 at 8:31 am

    Hmmm. I guess if it worked for you…. I LOVE stitching large shots, even multi row, for huge, detailed files. However, it feels like you have overlapped much more than you needed to. Yours look like 75% overlap. I shoot for about 25% and it works great. I’ve even heard that if you overlap more than 50%, you can have problems, as you end up with parts that are duplicated in 3 different photos… not just two. Didn’t seem to hurt you here, but I just don’t think its needed.

  2. Udo der Unförmige on October 8, 2021 at 8:32 am

    I hope Luminar will add panorama stitching in the future. After all, they admitted in their Sky Enhancer release note or announcement note, that many users shoot outdoor photos. ANd what do you shoot outdoors, too? Right, panoramas. I don’t have Adobe stuff, for panoramas I use the Microsoft Image Composite Editor. Might not be as powerful as LR/PS, but it gets the job done quite well for a free software.

    I’ve got two panoramas which I’m quite proud of: One Black and White which I showed you a few months ago, and one in color, made in Saxon Switzerland (Awesome landscape there, though quite crowded from spring to fall). It was just made with my cheap point and shoot which is only capable of jpeg, but I still like it,

    Anyway: The weather forecast for tomorrow night says it’s going to be a clear sky. And we have full moon. As I told you under the last vid, I’ve got a new camera. And there is a coal mining site not far away, with a vista pointing in the direction where the moon is going to be. Can you guess what my plans are for tomorrow night? 😅

  3. Johnny Boyd on October 8, 2021 at 8:45 am

    Looks like we were there around the same time frame. I shot the same falls….that is such a good trail with so many opportunities.

  4. David Johnston on October 8, 2021 at 8:48 am

    ARE YOU SHOOTING PANOS IN YOUR LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY?

  5. Jim Hamilton on October 8, 2021 at 8:49 am

    Loved this video David.

  6. Bilal Ahmad Faqiri on October 8, 2021 at 8:50 am

    Hi i have a request from your ?
    With Which lens your recorded this video ?

  7. HamShanks on October 8, 2021 at 9:01 am

    After creating pano in light room, why not open stitched image in Luminar? Regards Barrie

  8. Susan Jones on October 8, 2021 at 9:04 am

    Hello David,
    I love your videos and find them very informative and interesting.
    I would like to ask a question – could you please go through what settings you use
    for a specific photo shoot? The reason I ask this is, I am a beginner and to be truthful,
    I am not yet sure what or where one should start. My main interest is landscape and I have just purchased a Sony A6000 with the standard 18-55mm lens. Thank you.

  9. Felipe Rivera on October 8, 2021 at 9:09 am

    I havent been able to find the answer to this question so maybe you can help me out. Why or when do you stitch a photo? why not take a regular single shot? is it better for printing out and framing large photos?

  10. Johnny Boyd on October 8, 2021 at 9:16 am

    I shoot a lot of panos from 2 images (gives a nice med format look) up to 11 images for those monster scenes like Dallas Divide in Colorado. If it is a great scene I always shoot at a couple of panos for those really large prints. My largest is 17 x 48 and it could have went 6′ wide easily.

  11. Phillipe Douvier on October 8, 2021 at 9:16 am

    This was really quite inspiring, I will be shooting 23 local waterfalls as a personal project and I thought I had everything planned, time to rewrite the plan to include panoramic possibilities.

  12. Bruce Blaylock on October 8, 2021 at 9:20 am

    Dave, really liked this video because you were out in the field. Keep them coming. Nice job!

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