Landscape photography ideas for rivers, waterfalls and lakes

Shoot Like A Pro: landscape photography ideas for rivers, waterfalls and lakes

Make upright panoramas


Photo Ideas: make upright panoramas

We’re all used to seeing horizontal ‘letterbox’ panoramic shots, but rivers and waterfalls often don’t fit this format.

However, if the river or waterfall is on a slope, it will work perfectly as an upright panorama.

The simplest way to get a shot like this is to shoot in an upright format and then crop your image into the panoramic shape.

But if you want to produce very large prints you can get a much higher-resolution file by shooting a series of horizontal images and stitching them together into a panoramic format using the Photomerge feature in Photoshop CS or Photoshop Elements.

If you’re stitching images that feature moving water, you’ll need to do some manual cloning to hide the joins, as the software will struggle to match the different images.


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