Boost the megapixels of your camera using this panoramic photography technique.

Boost the megapixels of your camera using this panoramic photography technique.

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this video. So I’m going to do a really nice simple
one for you guys today I’ve just got my 50mm lens on a Canon 5D Mark 3 and I’m
here at my home town of St Peter Port this lovely harbour scene with the
seafront and all these layers and terraces of buildings going up there and
this time of year is great because it’s early dark basically it’s now 4:30 p.m.
Sun has already set and by 5 o’clock it’s going to be Twilight and with it
being winter people are still at work at 5 p.m. and it’s dark so that means all
the lights are going to be on and most of those buildings which obviously
wouldn’t happen in the summertime at night because it wouldn’t wouldn’t be
dark till 10 p.m. and everyone would have gone home so I’m hopefully gonna
catch a twilight scene with the seafront illuminated and I’m going to do that
very simply without any filters anything like that necessary because I don’t have
a really bright sky to deal with or contend with that I need to darken down
so I’m just going to take a picture of that sea front on the self-timer but the
extra little trick that I’m going to do is rather than shoot it on a wide angle
I’m going to shoot it on three panoramic shots so I’ve already just leveled my
tripod up using the spirit level to make sure everything’s level and then I’m
going to take a shot here here here here here maybe three to five shots
overlapping each one that will give me a higher resolution image because I’ll be
able to join those images together so instead of just a twenty two megapixel
maybe like a twenty two or twenty to twenty two so it will be something more
like an 80 megapixel image that I end up with us a nice panoramic shot of this
seafront at Twilight so just gonna run some test shots let’s see how it goes okay so we’ve got our series of
panoramic shots when they’re not panoramic yet they’re individual shots
remember we shot them with about a 30% overlap which is about right for
creating a panorama and what I’m going to show you is I’m just going to show
you two really quick easy methods to put those together one in Lightroom and one
in Photoshop now the one in Lightroom I use Lightroom classic the one in
Lightroom couldn’t be easier there’s my five files that I’m going to use for
this panoramic I’ve kept a different five files for the Photoshop version
here you can see zooming in seeing all the little building lights and
everything going on there let’s click there is the first shot the
second shot third one the fourth one and then the fifth one now all I need to do
to create a panorama is to select all of the shots and then right click and then
from right click say photo merge panorama now that’ll put that together
looks like it already has given me a preview there I can
choose spherical cylindrical perspective auto crop can also put fill edges on as
well that’s if sometimes when it builds a panorama it leaves some parts in white
that didn’t quite have enough area to fill in the latest version of Lightroom
it’ll fill those edges for you so I just click merge and then we wait for it to
finish processing on that see it says creating panorama at the top left there and there we go
panorama is finished then we just click on it and you can see there is the
panorama with all that wonderful detail captured in there I’m just going to
export that file because there’s a few extra things I want to do to it in
Photoshop and we’ll also look at the other way of creating the panorama in
Photoshop with the other files so here is the panoramic that we just created in
Lightroom let’s zoom in take a look at that look at all that beautiful detail
and and you’re basically increasing the megapixels of your camera when you’re
creating panarin and Lightroom and Photoshop both use the
same engine so he can both create these great panoramic so you see how amazingly
it does it there’s so much detail in there and there’s not one error that I
can spot that’s been created in that panorama we’ve got all that beautiful
lovely Twilight lighting with all the the house and the building lights on
there over some peter port harbor now there’s a couple of little issues with
this shot the first one is there’s a few blobs of dust on my sensor so i’m just
going to use the clone stamp tool that’s just sampled from here let’s just remove
that blob of dust okay let’s move that out of the way let’s just clone stamp
that blob of dust out of there as well and it repeats over here and then if i
look at the shot we’ve got these three posts sticking up at the bottom there
that i didn’t want in the shot but nothing I can do about it I’m just going
to use the crop tool to crop this into more of a panorama I don’t want all that
stuff on the far right hand side there it’s not really necessary probably going
to crop that out and I’m going to crop a little bit of the left-hand side out as
well to about there to frame up the shot a little bit better so that’s more of
the panorama that I was expecting and then again we can just use the clone
stamp tool and then we can just clone that out there really quickly I could
probably do a little bit of a better job on this if I was going to pay a little
bit more attention to this but let’s just do this as it is at the moment just
to get rid of this nice and quickly but a bit of a repeat pattern there we could
have also used the patch tool would have been a good one so I’m just going to
sample in there I’m only doing this very roughly because we’re in a just want to
show you more quickly what this is going to look like right so there we have a
lovely panorama beautiful detail now we can enhance that detail a tiny bit more
I’m just going to go into filter sharpen unsharp mask
and I’m just going to have a look at a hundred percent with half a pixel
sharpen so in the preview there we go you can see half a pixel sharpen put one
pixel sharpen on on and off there you go that’s with it on looks like it could
benefit from a one pixel sharp and so I’ll say okay and there with a one pixel
sharpen you can see we’ve got that really large image now let’s check the
image size and the image size you see 13,000 pixels wide my Hasselblad h6 100
megapixel is about eleven thousand eight hundred so this image is wider than my
100 megapixel Hasselblad turns out which is what you get from using the blending
method of overlapping panoramas and creating panoramic images so I think
you’ll see there a really nice result that’s been achieved very very simply
and you saw how easy it was to capture let’s just take a quick look now in
Photoshop how you would do that in Photoshop as well so these are the other
set of images that we captured because I did it twice now in Photoshop I just
need to go into file automate and then photo merge and then I browse to choose
the files actually I browse to choose the files but I’m going to choose the
folder that the files are in browse find the panorama Tiff’s there they are say
open they’re in there now I’m going to say vignette removal geometric
distortion correction auto on the layout just say okay and then let’s let
Photoshop build that panorama for us and there we go
Photoshop has built the panorama you can see those white edges that I was talking
about that you get which we’d have to crop into now in this shot it’s a little
bit different cuz the rain started to come in and you can see all this
mistiness that we’ve got where with the rain coming down but I quite liked it so
I thought it’d be interesting to include this one as compare as
as well let me just crop out that excess stuff that we don’t need they’re
obviously in Lightroom it filled that in for us remember but crop a little bit
more off off the edges as well let’s crop that into there on this one let’s
crop that one into there looks like we need a tiny bit of contrast adjustment
so you can see there as well looking Photoshop it’s kept the layers with the
layer mask because of each section so you can work through the files and the
layers if you want to bring back a little bit from one shot all the other
I’m just going to grab hold of the curves adjustment here and pull up the
highlight ends pull down the mid-tones a little bit just to add a little bit more
punch and contrast in that and so there’s the one with the rain coming in
let’s get the other one that we just created in Lightroom and there’s the one
that we create in Lightroom before the rain came in let’s take a look at the
two so you can obviously see that turbidity and mist on the second one but
I quite like it it’s got a bit of atmosphere but you can see how simple it
was to create both of those one created in Lightroom one creating photoshop and
the photography techniques couldn’t really be any simpler hope you enjoyed
that I’m Carl Taylor we’ll see you next time
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  • Chris Waddell says:

    Karl, I would have opened all the images from the panorama set in ACR, removed the dust from the first image. Made any colour, sharpness, contrast adjustments etc. Appliethose adjustments to all the images & got ACR to make the panorama for you. This produces a DNG (RAW) file for any further adjustments. When you finally open the pano in Photoshop, I would have used the newish Content-Aware Fill tool to get rid of those wooden posts. So much more flexible & keeps you working with RAW files for longer, thus giving you more editing options & dynamic range to play with. It's also a lot quicker.

  • aaron letchford says:

    Thanks Karl your tutorials are just great 👍🏻

  • Leif Nilsen says:

    Excellent video. Short, direct to the point, brief and direct instructions to using Lightroom and Photoshop. Thank you very much from a big fan.

  • Ged Agnors says:

    Thank you for your EPIC work!

  • bauber41 says:

    i didnt understand that why in lightroom have no foggy areas, but in Photoshop panorama was foggy. please let me understand Mr. Taylor. thanks a lot from Germany 🙂

  • Karl Taylor says:

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