Photofocus (old site)

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Not everyone wants to take the time to stitch panoramic photos. And panoramic cameras, while still available, are exceedingly rare. If you want to make panoramic photos without all the fuss – use your friend the crop tool or better yet – shoot super wide and THEN crop.

The image above was shot with a Fuji X-T1 and a Fuji 16mm lens. I cropped a bit off the top and bottom to give it more of a panoramic flare. It took seconds in Photoshop and boom – I had something I liked.

When you want to shoot a wide scene, there’s nothing wrong with using a wide lens and then cropping out the top/bottom parts you don’t want.

There are a few things that will help.

1. Try to visualize what you want the final image to look like when you’re composing the scene. If necessary, make a test…

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