Today’s Photo of the Week is a panorama I shot for a national cinema chain.
The pano is made from these 7 individual shots merged in Photoshop.
You can see form the EXIF data that I shot this with a wide angle lens, at low ISO for less noise and at a fairly slow shutter speed thanks to being set up on a tripod. I always shoot in manual when taking a panoramic shot by taking a meter reading from a fair average part of the scene. If I left the camera in Aperture Priority the exposure settings would have changed as I panned because there are varying amounts of bright signage and dark ceiling in each frame.
Shooting at 1/4 of a second meant I could keep the ISO nice and low for a clean file and meant that anyone moving would be slightly blurred, both obscuring their faces and giving a busy feel to the image.
Once Photoshop had done it magic with layers and masking I was left with this image which I round-tripped back into Lightroom for a few levels tweaks and a crop to give the final image at the top of this post.