• Instructors

    David Johnston
  • Skill Level

    Level 1

    You understand basic camera settings and want to learn how to shoot & merge your own panoramas.

  • What You Get

    1 hour 15 minutes of learning

    + 9 segments

    + Course Syllabus PDF

    + 10% Moment discount

  • Learn To

    Plan, shoot, and edit panoramas.
    • Photograph seamless panorama photographs in real time
    • Step-by-step panorama workflow in Adobe Lightroom
    • Overcome motion issues in your panorama merges
    • Shooting panoramas during the day & night
    • Shooting panoramas with different lenses

What You'll Learn

Join David Johnston in the field and behind the computer to learn the panorama process from start to finish.

Course Introduction

1/9 (3:17)

Meet David Johnston! This introduction will walk you through what to expect in the Panorama Photography Masterclass. This will set the groundwork for what you will be learning and how to approach each session.

In-Field Panorama Workflow

2/9 (7:15)

The in-field work of shooting a panorama is the most important. David takes you out with him into the field to shoot a sunset panorama in real time on a beach in North Carolina. David shows you how to work with changing conditions and get the shots you'll need to make your own panorama.

Panorama Post-Processing Workflow

3/9 (18:57)

After you shoot your panos in the field, you need to edit and merge them in post-processing. In this session, David teaches you his simple step-by-step workflow in Adobe Lightroom for perfectly merged and edited panorama photos.

Milky Way 35mm: Case Study

4/9 (12:31)

The Milky Way can be a tricky subject to photograph and edit. In this case study, you'll sit down with David and learn how to create a Milky Way pano, but doing so with photos that were shot with a 35mm lens. Something we will specifically address in this session is how to navigate subject distortion in panoramas.

Milky Way Over Marsh: Case Study

5/9 (13:30)

In this next case study, we'll be examining a photo series where the Milky Way arcs across the horizon. Unlike the last session, we will look at how a wide angle lens can create completely different-looking panoramas than a 35mm lens will produce.

Jockey’s Ridge Sunset: Case Study

6/9 (12:51)

What happens when you want to further adjust a panorama merge or if your camera is knocked off of alignment? In this session we’ll look at how to further impact the pano look with crops as well as correct any alignments that have gone wrong.

Natural Designs: Case Study

7/9 (12:01)

Natural designs are one of David's favorite subjects to shoot. Abstract shapes and repeating patterns can be result in some of the most stunning panoramas. One of the biggest challenges with panos, however, is dealing with moving elements and merging them properly. In this session, David will show you how to deal with moving water and wind when merging a pan...

Leaving Gaps

8/9 (3:31)

Sadly, panoramas don't always turn out as they should. In this session, we take a look at what happens when you've left a gap in your photo series when shooting a panorama. David breaks down why this happens, and what we can do to better our field work next time.

Limitations & Conclusion

9/9 (3:25)

Recapping the entire course, David touches on limitations to be aware of when shooting panoramas. It's time for you to get out and shoot your own!

David Johnston

Tennessee-based landscape photographer passionate about helping you improve your photography through online courses.
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