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Hand-Held Panoramas

Lesson 29 from: Adventure Photography Pro

Alex Strohl

Hand-Held Panoramas

Lesson 29 from: Adventure Photography Pro

Alex Strohl

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29. Hand-Held Panoramas

Next Lesson: Radial Filters Pt 2

Lessons

Class Trailer

Intro

1

Workshop Intro

03:18

Foundations

2

Gear

12:14
3

Gear - My Camera Bags

08:00
4

Mastering Camera Settings

07:41
5

Blue Hour, A How-To

10:45
6

Photos That Move Us

07:19
7

Visual Storytelling 101

07:51
8

Endurance In A World Of Sprinting

06:27
9

Keeping Your Ideas Fresh

08:31
10

Building Your Story Arc

06:44
11

Shooting More: Action Plan

02:01
12

Conveying Emotions

07:52

In the Field

13

The Assignment: Himalaya Pre-Pro

12:08
14

In the Field: The Himalaya Defender Shoot

20:29
15

The Assignment: Canon Pre-Pro

10:25
16

In the Field: Canon USA Shoot

15:06

Editing

17

Keywords & Organizing Images

06:42
18

Commercial Grading

04:47
19

Masking & Radial Filters

12:33
20

Perspective Correction

05:39
21

HDR (Hand-Held)

03:37
22

Black & White Edits

07:00
23

Before & Afters

01:33
24

Moody Grading

13:15
25

IG Export Settings

04:00
26

Web Export Settings

02:44
27

Clone Stamping & Patch Tools

05:51
28

Grading in Lightroom

06:45
29

Hand-Held Panoramas

03:41
30

Radial Filters Pt 2

02:38
31

Delivering Files to Clients

12:33
32

Archiving & Organizing Images

10:15
33

My Favorite Software

03:44

Business

34

Let's Talk Business

01:03
35

Building A Desirable Portfolio

11:17
36

How to Contact Clients

12:00
37

Prospecting: Finding Brands That Fit You

04:16
38

Getting Clients To See Our Value

10:16
39

Paid to Travel the World

14:48
40

The Art of Making Moodboards & Treatments

08:09
41

Keys To A Fulfilling Career

07:40
42

Three Things You Need To Know Before Pitching

06:19
43

Finding Your Value Proposition

08:02
44

Media Kit: A Walk Through

08:06
45

How I Built My Audience

07:46
46

Social Media Landscape

07:32
47

Module Recap

03:08

Bonus - Everything To Know About Filters

48

Do You Need Lens Filters?

09:36
49

Filters in The Field

12:40

Bonus - Find Your Path

50

Find Your Path

07:44

Bonus - How To Print Your Work

51

Why Print or Sell Photos

23:21
52

Preparing Photos for Print

06:44
53

Reviewing Major U.S Printers

06:57

Lesson Info

Hand-Held Panoramas

(intro music swell) Now this episode is about handheld panoramas. You saw me shoot several, about 20, 15 photos of the car. And I'm gonna to show you how I assemble it. Most people think that making a panorama has to be this complicated process with a tripod and measurements, but with Lightroom and a lens that doesn't deform too much, like a 50, it's become really easy. So, we're in Lightroom, this is my first scene. Right, my top-left photo. I go from top-left to bottom-right. And this is my last one. (indistinct) All right, I go into photo merge, panorama. And then we're just waiting for this. (fast-forward scrubbing) Okay. 28 images actually. (laughs) 28 images are successfully merged. So, I usually don't use the fill edges feature because I don't want Lightroom to crop for me. You can use that. Oh it's not auto-crop, what is it doing? Yeah, okay. You can use Lightroom for that. So let's see what it looks like. More previews are being built. Okay, so, I don't like these automatic ...

things because it keeps making funny things out here. Like, I don't want Lightroom to be taking these decisions. So, I'm now going to fill the edges myself. I usually turn off auto-crop because, see how much I'm losing here. Like, I don't need all this area right. I'm just shooting my photo very big so I can just use pretty much this area here. So that's why I don't use auto-crop. I manually crop. I don't do any auto settings and there's three different modes of merging. Spherical is the one that usually works the best for me, but let's see what cylindrical does. So it stretches the car a little too much. And perspective, usually does some fucked up stuff. Yeah, this was perspective for you. So, maybe handy in other types of photos but not here. So, spherical and then I'm going to hit merge. It takes a bit of time to create. So while this merges let me tell you about why I did that. There's a few reasons. First one, having a massive file that I can crop into. Always nice for the client if they want to have a very high-res photo of the car, this is it. Second one is because I want to be able to get this cool looking image with a lot of depth of field. It's like a medium format vibe right? Where the car is sharp but it's a wide photo and there's a lot of background. Like there's a big background that's blurry. So you're achieving a lot of depth of field. You're achieving a very shallow depth of field on a massive wide landscape. It's almost like the new iPhones portrait mode wide. Except with much better quality and more pixels. Okay, the photo is now merged and I'm going to go crop it. So, I'm going to use the original camera crop for now. Two by three, three by two. I'm usually hitting my thirds up on my third line on the top of the scene here. On that line. Car on he lower third. Minimal distortion. And this is it. This is a 25 photo handheld panorama. (camera click)

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Ratings and Reviews

Jon
 

Not What I Was Expecting Let me just start by saying that the workshop was very good. There were lots of things that I learned and many insights I took away. Perhaps the greatest bit of wisdom imparted to me was not anything Alex said but how he approached every subject he talked about. I felt that he was talking to me as a friend, very personal and open book. This was both a blessing and a curse as the course tends to meander around and is not as structured as others I've taken. Alex's passion for the highest quality, and craftsmanship in every aspect of his business, is very evident. From the premiums he charges, to the attention to detail in client deliveries. This is where my review is going to give some hopefully constructive criticisms. For someone so focused on a premium experience I was a surprised to find the course a bit sloppily assembled, and the videography and editing lackluster. This is coming from a videographer and someone with a lot of experience in online training. A few short examples to illustrate my point include: repeating segments of the edit (in some instances the exact same segment), poor framing. Colors changing between cuts, and my biggest pet peeve, not leaving photo examples on for long enough to see them. These are all small things, but they add up, and along with the topics meandering, left me a bit disappointed. I'm curious who you would say this class is aimed towards. Amateurs, mid-level, or experts? The assumption of who you are addressing changes throughout the course. I feel like with a bit of work from an instructional designer, and some editing cleanup, you could help hone this course to be one of the best out there. I feel like I need to do a more in depth review than will fit here, to actually explain this well. Let me know if that would be helpful to you. One other note: When I signed up for a workshop on Adventure Photography, I honestly thought it would be more field focused. The field examples were all shoots for products, and not shoots documenting an adventure. I guess I had just hoped to learn that side of the storytelling process more. Getting into the nitty gritty of being wet, cold, and dirty, and still shooting bangers. The section on filters (going out and building the snow cave) was more what I thought this course was going to be. Anyhow, with all that said, I still found it valuable and worthwhile. To summarize, the course feels a bit unpolished and in some ways unfinished though there is still great value. I've taken Jimmy Chin's Masterclass on adventure photography and it felt very structured and highly polished. I purchased "Adventure Pro" on the "finish in a month" discount. I would have felt ripped off if I had paid full price with the course in its current state. Thanks for reading and I hope my criticisms come as helpful. As I've already mentioned I'd be happy to further elaborate.

Topher Hammond
 

One of the best photography investments I'm only 1/4 of the way through Alex's course and I feel like I already have a loose plan on how I can move forward in my own career as a photographer. I felt like my work was lacking a specific feeling. The way that Alex articulated ideas on how to convey emotion in your imagery and building that overarching story arc for your own life narrative were super helpful to focus on how to make my work better. Super looking forward to the rest of this course. Thanks Alex and team!

Sergi Mas de xaxars Rosell
 

Great Workshop I learned quite a lot with this workshop. Because I'm in the industry for 5 years now, there were a few things I already knew. On the other hand, Alex showed me different and more effective ways to improve my business. I like the way he gives the lessons, always in a personal and close way. This is the knowledge I wish I had when I started. Totally worth it!

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