What The Judges Look For In Photographs

Join Mike Jensen for an in-depth discussion on WHAT THE JUDGES LOOK FOR IN YOUR PHOTOGRAPHS. People say that judging art is so subjective and part of that is true, but you can give yourself an edge by knowing what the judges look for in photography competitions and exhibitions.  Let’s take a look at the components of a photograph and … Read More

How to Shoot and Stitch a Panorama Photo

Sometimes a landscape vista is just too large for one frame or lens to capture. Sometimes you want to capture the scene with more megapixels. When you find yourself in these situations you need to learn how to shoot and stitch a panorama photo.  Literally named because you are “panning” through the vista.

So what exactly is a panorama photo, or panoramic photo?  Some call it a wide format photo, some call it a photo with a wide field of view.  Either way, it usually shows a HUGE area, and it needs to be stitched together with software.  Can you imagine printing a pano from film?

Panoramic photography is a technique of photography, using specialized equipment or software, that captures images with elongated fields of view. It is sometimes known as wide format photography. The term has also been applied to a photograph that is cropped to a relatively wide aspect ratio. While there is no formal division between “wide-angle” and “panoramic” photography, “wide-angle” normally refers to a type of lens, but using this lens type does not necessarily make an image a panorama.

The Danger of following Photographers on Social Media

My students will tell you this is a pet peeve of mine. The management of White Balance (color temp) in photography.

I’m concerned that photographers with nice sized social media followings are dangerously influencing the opinions of the beginners, novices and vulnerable by posting images that have not been corrected for white balance.