Panoramic cheat sheet

  1. Level the tripod (use the bullseye bubble if your tripod has one).
  2. Set the white balance, don’t use AWB.
  3. Take the polariser off the lens if you have one fitted.
  4. Take a picture of an average part of the scene, not too dark or too light. If the histogram looks OK, set that exposure in “manual” mode (shutter speed, aperture & ISO).
  5. Start shooting with a 30-40% overlap.

Panoramic shots work best if you avoid moving objects (eg. clouds, running water, people etc.)