- Level the tripod (use the bullseye bubble if your tripod has one).
- Set the white balance, don’t use AWB.
- Take the polariser off the lens if you have one fitted.
- 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).
- Start shooting with a 30-40% overlap.
Panoramic shots work best if you avoid moving objects (eg. clouds, running water, people etc.)