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.

Photographing Kansas City’s Plaza Lights

The famed Kansas City Country Club Plaza comes alive from Thanksgiving to mid January with the lighting of miles and miles of holiday colored lights. This, of course brings the photographer out in almost everyone with a DSLR to a smart phone.  With tens and probably hundreds of thousands of images taken annually you have to come up with something … Read More

Photographing Colorado Fall Colors

One of the annual Autumn destinations I have travelled to in recent years is in Central Colorado.  From the third week in September to about the second week in October (for late years) the Aspen, Cottonwood, Maple, Huckleberry and many other trees will be exploding in color!  It usually starts at the higher elevations first (around mid September) and typically peaks in around October 1st.  

Tips For Photography In the Winter & Snow

Here’s some great tips for both newbies and more advanced photographers for getting great shots during Winter and in the snow! 

Winter can be cold, that’s for sure!  But there are some epic opportunities for great photographs if you’re willing to add an extra layer and learn a few things about how to shoot in this most beautiful time of the year!

The Wildflowers of Crested Butte

We were overwhelmed by the volume and diversity of the wildflowers in this beautiful area.We found two main resources for “miles of wildflowers”, Washington Gulch and Gothic Road. Both are located north of the Crested Butte ski area.