8 tips for photographing panoramas

Stitching software makes creating big, detailed panoramas from a series of photos easy. Here's how to shoot for the best results.

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3. Don't Shoot in Wide-Angle Mode

Most panorama stitching software can accommodate a wide range of focal lengths, but these programs generally work best if you stay away from the wide-angle end of your camera's zoom range. Instead, set your lens to its "normal" range, anywhere between 35mm and 80mm. Here's what it can look like when you try to stitch together a scene shot with a camera set to a wide angle of about 20mm--your panorama software will have difficulty in matching up the edges.

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