Do your panoramic photos suck? Read this book

manoThere’s more to a good panorama than switching your camera to autopano mode. Or at least, that’s what author Harald Woeste would have you believe. I struggled with my first panoramas, mainly because I was using a 50mm lens on a 1.6x FOV body for all of them, but there was a science to it as well. Not to close, but not too far apart — turning your body the right way to avoid shifting — how to have people in just one part — there’s a lot to know, actually. I found out by trial and error, but that doesn’t have to be your lot.

Whether he’s got more packed into this book than you can extract from various photo sites and forums, I don’t know. But it might be nice to take with you if you’re going on a picturesque tour somewhere without internet. There are places like that, you know.

[via Photography Bay]