Here in the Bay Area, where I do most of my work, there are killer views in every direction. Generally speaking, we’re talking about views of the Oakland Bay San Francisco Bay, but of course the Oakland and Berkeley hills are pretty scenic, too. And a few weeks ago, I made a series of photos at a house that was situated at the very crest of the hills and had views of the Bay to the west, as well as the Orinda/Moraga hills to the East!
Anyway, in addition to a view shot (or three) in the standard 3:2 aspect ratio, I usually make a panoramic view shot as well, and I thought I’d run through my “quick and dirty” method of doing it. Essentially, we’re going to use Photoshop’s “Photomerge” function to do all the heavy lifting for us, but there are a few steps to take to make sure we’re feeding it quality material. Full technique w/ lots of photos after the jump