Do you think there's a shallow magma chamber here?
Victoria - I don't actually shoot in RAW, I
use highest resolution JPG, mainly because
I've never learned how to process RAW (but it
also saves space & time). Picking camera
settings is something you just have to learn
through experience, though your choices seem
pretty reasonable. I often check what the camera
is selecting in full auto mode and then adjust my
manual settings from there, as necessary. Not all
of my GigaPans are perfectly exposed - e.g., www.gigapan.com/gigapans/113953
- sometimes you just have to get lucky with the
Awe ok, thanks I have been taking it to the widest
point of each lens. I use all Nikki's lenses,
but I also have been switching from raw to fine
jpeg. So you are saying leave it in raw? How do
you deal with lighting changes? So if you look at
my pan of the Oregon coast the land is too dark
but the water is fine. How do you choose your best
shutter speed? I use the infinant focus, for f
stop i normally go as high as i dare for max depth
of feild, and then have been kind of trying to
pick a shutter speed that will be some where in
the middle of the not to dark or to light but not
sure which is the best way to lean to. Do you have
an ISO preference ? Thans so much for all your
For the vast majority of my GigaPans I don't
bother cleaning them up with Photoshop before
posting to GigaPan.com (mainly because you lose
the Stitcher notes in the process). I find that
the optimal overlap is in the 25-35% range. The
best ways to maximize size and
"zoomability" are to maximize the
optical zoom on your camera/lens. Having a higher
megapixel sensor can also help in terms of raw
pixel size, but the quality of the lens makes the
most difference in terms of the quality of the
resolution at maximum zoom.
Thank you! I am wondering though how you get the
images larger, I have tried overlapping up to 70%
but for some reason, it just does not seem to get
the detail BTW I shoot a Nikon D7000 and have been
using various lens to try stuff. Are you editing
in photoshop or just uploading to the site
directly using the gigapan uploader?
My best advice is practice, practice, practice! I
got good at shooting GigaPans by shooting lots of
them. The surest way to learn is from making your
own mistakes. Maybe one bit of advice I can offer
is (if you've got the time) shoot a wider,
taller view than you originally think you want.
You can always crop off extra pixels later, but
you'll never get back the pixels you don't
shoot. The other suggestion I'd make is check
all camera settings twice - make a checklist if
you want to. And good luck! Have a great trip!
Im going here this next week. I hope I can take as
nice photos as you have here. My gigapan is new to
me... so far, I dont have it down... lol grrrr.
Any tips for a newbee?
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