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Panoramic Photography

What is Panormaic Photography?


Panoramic photography is a technique of photography, using specialized equipment or software, that captures images with horizontally 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, like the familiar letterbox format in wide-screen video.

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. An image made with an ultra wide-angle fisheye lens covering the normal film frame of 1:1.33 is not automatically considered to be a panorama. An image showing a field of view approximating, or greater than, that of the human eye – about 160° by 75° – may be termed panoramic. This generally means it has an aspect ratio of 2:1 or larger, the image being at least twice as wide as it is high. The resulting images take the form of a wide strip. Some panoramic images have aspect ratios of 4:1 and sometimes 10:1, covering fields of view of up to 360 degrees. Both the aspect ratio and coverage of field are important factors in defining a true panoramic image.

Panoramic Photography Tips

  1. Use A Tripod

  2. Shoot RAW

  3. Shoot in Manual Mode

  4. Shoot Panoramic Photos With Your Camera Positioned Vertically

  5. Focus and set your lens to Manual Focus so it doesn't refocus by accident

  6. Take Multiple Photos & Overlap Your Shots By At Least 30%

How Can Panoramic Photography Change Your Perception?

Panoramic photography is a niche within the larger world of professional photography. While most people are at least mildly aware of what panoramic photography is, they are likely to be fuzzy on the specific details. At the Michael Ashley Gallery in Las Vegas, NV, panoramic photography is placed on a pedestal because it offers a truly unique view of the world around us. If you are interested in adding some new pieces of art to your home, keep on reading!


When you browse through the Michael Ashley Gallery of luxury fine art, you'll be introduced to an entire wall of panoramic photos. These photos are produced with a special lens and a special timing ability in order to offer a wide or tall view of a specific image. These wide views allow you to take in an image that would be impossible to see in person. Panoramic photography looks great in both residential and commercial applications, so don't hesitate to add some art to your home!

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