bonneville wrote:This was my first attempt taken from off the Negril beach in Jamaica this April.
I took four seperate pictures very unscientifically and when I got home had a go with the feature in PS CS4 and surprised myself at how it came out.
I've done these a fair bit and consequently learnt some better techniques - or at least ones that suit me. For optimum results you must use a tripod and go for around 33% shot overlap.
But if your caught short without a tripod and have an interesting vista in front of you, take your time and study the view, can you imagine a straight horizontal through your scene? Practice a swing round without taking any shots yet, pausing at each imaginary frame. Try to follow your horizontal and mentally note in each preceeding frame where you want the next frame to start (at around that 30-40% overlap). Finally, don't forget to choose a mid-exposure value and shoot all frames with same values to minimise PP headaches later.