My Favourite Photography Trick!

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Wide Angle Photography is best with a wide angle lens… Or is it? Often, I like to stitch together images from longer focal lengths to get the same composition as wider focal lengths. It takes longer, but some of the benefits are awesome!

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  1. James Popsys says

    If anyone works in the theatre business, please call me. I have many ideas!

  2. Karim Ghantous says

    Distortion? Sorry but there is not a damned bit of difference between the two shots. 🙂 I would much prefer to shoot the 8mm with pixel shift. But if I had to do stitching, I'd be sure to pivot the camera on the lens's optical axis, which would of course require a tripod of some kind.

    Edit: Or, I'd use a lens with a wider image circle and attach the camera with a shift adapter. Although in that case you have to shift the camera, not the lens.

  3. Scotty Zepplin says

    Basically panorama. Some call it panoramic portraiture. It's fantastic honestly and it does require a bit of practice and can only be utilized perfectly with still subjects. Lightroom gets confused often on how the software stitches stuff because it misses things if things are overlapped well enough but when done right it's is amazing and the resolutions you get are just ginormous even for prints. Gone are the days when you could use full frames and medium formats for prints.

  4. Paul O'Sullivan says

    Verrrry interesting Jimmy, great video!

  5. David Reynolds says

    Rained for 4 1/2 days? Ha! It’s either rained or looked like rain here for 4 1/2 months. Edit: West of Ireland (so only another 3 months to go 🤞)

  6. John Dawson says

    East end boys and West end narcos?

  7. matthew Cardinal says

    I can see your point about having the tree in focus,, so that the blurry bits lead your eye to the tree, I might be boring but I like everything in focus just saying.

  8. On the Shutter says

    Hello there! New subscriber as I just started my channel with my first video coming soon. Have watched a few of your videos so far and love your stuff so far! I'll be making video/photo-based videos and can't wait to get into some more of your videos. Have a good one!

  9. Phil Marsh says

    LR…LR…LR…other programs are available! 😉 Oddly enough I tried this last week for a couple of experimental landscape panos and it worked well, even handheld. Microsoft released the free Image Composite Editor (or, ICE) some years back which works really well for stitching, with quite a few options. Just in case anyone here…y'know…DOESN'T USE LR! 😉 lol. Great vid as always. Keep the humour (and never buy a spotlight just for your hair like AN Other vlogger did recently)! 🙂

  10. Photography Enthusiast says

    Poor attempt of digital cameras to compete with real film landscape cameras.
    In resent past there was “floating focus” cameras that do same – make many frames and combine them in one “good image”, needless to say it was failed idea, nobody use it. Now even iPhones do same – stiching images to do fake “bokeh”. All this techniques ara just imitation of good pictures, if it really worked architecture and landscape photographers used iPhones and post processing, without those heavy gear and expensive lenses.

  11. Divi Photos says

    Cool video

  12. jimmyfly says

    Love your videos, but your last name sounds like a diagnosis. “Sorry to have to tell you, you’ve got a severe case of….”

  13. eitanste1 says

    hey there,
    Just one question, which bag did you use for this trip? (the green one that is visible at 04:03 )

  14. Jeremy Fritsch says

    Thank you for explaining the little stuff!! Far too often do people forget to explain the little things when making these videos! I am talking about BBF and focusing on the tree and then not refocusing again! Sometimes I don’t know the small details and mess my images up all the time! Thank you

  15. Rodrigo de Piérola says

    Tony Northrup did a video on this method for portraits, not landscapes like you did.

  16. BMRTV says

    You're pissing me off. Now I want to get a few different primes. Stop it, I want to stay married.

  17. dsh vlogs says

    Love watching your channel

  18. Mr.P-Fox says

    that is cool~

  19. Hendrik Walker says

    great trick. thanks for that 🙂

  20. Just For Fun says

    This was a really great video!!!!! Thanks a bunch! 😃😃😃

  21. Art says

    This is presently called the Brenizer Method, before that it was commonly referred to Faux Large Format.
    edit: you mentioned it at the end of the video. 😉

  22. Simon F says

    Did someone say Panasonic 8-18mm Competition Giveaway! Press Enter

  23. Steven Powell says

    I have no idea what you just said and still enjoyed it lol

  24. Simon F says

    May I say= IMO So MIS that Lumix prime and pro zoom lenses are wicked. The 14mm was such an underated little player. I'm at odds though with this 15mm f/1.7…On the one hand, it has an aperture ring, which should automatically qualify itself as a must-have toy. But I "heard" that it doesnt work on Olympus cameras, which would probably make me cry.. Getting away from MIS, this lens says Leica on it, which means its supposed to be good, I dont really know why they bother doing that but anyway, why does this lens appear to appear to be attached to the (modded version) LX10 compact camera and DJI drones? and, and, the video's on youtube using this prime, seem a little ropey, even when ppl stop winging about autofocus whatever that does! So basically what I'm asking Mr Panasonic is, is this Panasonic lens, a bit ropey? Because it looks like a fantasic toy, but I'm a bit poor

  25. Paul M says

    👍Useful info well presented. Does your Lumix do high resolution in Raw? Were the stitched images also in RAW — can you stitch JPEG images with RAW pics? Thanks.

  26. Wahab Dilawar says

    Nice. Still it wouldn't work with images with moving stuff in it. The stitching software might have a hard time stitching together images with the leaves of a tree moving in the slightest wind.

  27. Vo-Gus Prospecting says

    You can fix distortion in Photoshop with one slider.

  28. Dan Cusack says

    Great video mate – so clearly explained and I learned a lot! Thanks 🙂

  29. CarlosVanVegas says

    Is this high resolution feature on other cameras like Canon do you know?

  30. Jucius Maximus says

    I'm just a newbie and I find this really detailed explanation to be really fascinating and helpful. Thank you!

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