Our Photography Courses Blog - Portmeirion, North Wales
Christine spent two days “in the village” – a day with Phil doing landscape photography followed by a day with Rachel covering creative photography. (This does not mean we could not be creative on the landscape day, obviously!)
The trick here is to choose the most important part of the image, and make sure it’s exposed correctly (using Av in this case, but it could have been M, P or even an automatic mode like landscape or sports). Then set the camera to M, and use the settings from that first image. This will prevent the sky mysteriously changing mid-panorama. Some cameras (especially Canon) have auto-panorama settings, but these lock the settings on the first image. Often this is the most or least exposed image rather than the average from the centre.
Also, be aware that auto white balance, ISO or anything else may change during the panorama.
However, if there’s not much change across the image, auto stitch works fine – young James took this one at Chatsworth:
Portmeirion is perhaps our favourite place to teach photography – the only problem is that it is hard to take bad pictures there!
Portmeirion has got to be one of the best places in the world to look at the scenery, drink hot chocolate and learn photography.