- View Offline
- Shooting strategies for panoramas
- Organizing photos in Lightroom
- Starting Panoramic Photomerge
- Merging raw files
- Changing your projection method
- Automating the panorama process
- Combining Lightroom and Photoshop
- Creating an HDR panorama
Skill Level Advanced
- Hi, my name's Rich Harrington and today we're gonna be exploring creating panoramic images. Now for the most part we're gonna stick with Lightroom here and I'll be using the current version of Lightroom that unlocks this feature. In order to take advantage you'll need to be using Lightroom 6 or Lightroom Creative Cloud or a newer version as they come out. This will allow you to access great controls for developing and merging panoramic photos. You see, the whole workflow has changed. In the past you used to use Photoshop to create panoramic images, and while this is still a valid workflow and one you should keep in your back pocket, it's really great to have the ability to stay with a flexible, all RAW workflow.
In fact the new photo merge tools inside of Lightroom are pretty intense, you can actually create photo merge flies for high dynamic range images or create panoramic files. Now in this course we'll explore a little bit about high dynamic range photography. I love to use this with my panoramic photography 'cause it really helps me show the entire breadth of the scene. A lot of times when you shoot a panoramic photo you're dealing with big changes in exposure. In this course we're gonna explore creating panoramic photos and then we'll explore the advanced techniques of using high dynamic range images within those panoramic photos.
Now if you're really into HDR photography, there'll be additional training on lynda.com to explore that as well, but this is gonna focus primarily on panoramic workflows. Whether it's a partial view of a beautiful scene that you wanna show, or an immersive, interactive 360. There's all sorts of techniques you need to know to create these images. With the latest version of Lightroom it's gotten a lot easier, so we'll cover how to get the images in and organized using techniques like stacks to keep them really closely together so that as we create new merges or different versions of files, we don't become lost or orphaned.
And as we continue to work through we'll focus on RAW techniques that really enhance the photo. Great ways to recover the sky, to put details in the clouds as well as lift up some of those shadowy areas that are becoming a bit muddy. I'm excited with all the new changes in Lightroom and I think you will be too. So let's jump in and start to explore.