Introduction by Skip Cohen
Panasonic's technology is without question changing the parameters of creativity. Thanks to the LUMIX system photographers today have some of the most creative tools in the history of photography. In this new post, Bob Coates shares one of his most favorite features of the new GX7 - panoramics and in-camera stitching.
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I've been having a blast with my Lumix GX7. And, what I thought was going to be just a traveling camera is now being used for about 85% of my pro captures.
Viewing the world in a different way is one of the reasons I love photography. Panoramic images show slices of the world that others haven't seen. This leads to one of my favorite features in the GX7 - the in-camera panorama stitching.
Where I used to take multiple images and download them and process using either Photoshop or Autopano Pro and go through a fair amount of post processing to get to the final product I now have the ability to see the finished file immediately on the back of the camera. This saves time and gets me firing those panos more often.
Some tips for getting the best panos from the camera.
There is a small preview in the viewfinder to help you see what is being rendered by the camera. If you go too fast or too slow or the camera can't make the pano because there is not enough detail for the stitching to take place, the camera tells you right away so you can start again.
Have fun trying all the new features available in the GX7. Panorama stitching is only one...
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