How to Make a Panorama Photo

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At RTV WE LOVE PANORAMAS! There’s something very appealing about the shape of a panorama photo. Perhaps it is because we see the world more in these dimensions than that of a square format of standard frames of years past. When is the last time you saw a square tube at the store?

RTV Helps You Make The Best Panoramas!

Panoramas sometimes have a bad reputation of being hard to make. One can try to take the easy way out and purchase a one shot lens only to be very disappointed with the quality, or one might spend several thousands of dollars and purchase a scan camera. Did you know that you can make a panorama photo with any kind of camera?

What is a Panorama Photo?

A panoramic photo comes from a sequence of images that are sewn together with photo stitching software. The panorama is created when you turn a camera slightly to the right for each different frame. RTV makes photo stitching and panorama creation very simple and the results are amazing.

Did you know that years ago before computers were around, students of panoramic photography would take prints, lay them out on a table and position them over each other where they overlapped and used sticky tape to hold them together?

Now that PCs and image manipulation packages are inexpensive and easy to use, high-quality panoramic prints can now be created by anyone. If you are shooting slide or negative film, you would need to have your images scanned before you do anything else.


At RTV we take all the confusing guesswork out of setting up your camera and hardware to make panoramas. The basic idea behind taking a panoramic photo with a regular digital camera or an SLR is that the camera is rotated around what we call the nodal point.

The nodal point is the point inside your camera where the light rays converge and flip over. It is impossible to guess the nodal point of a camera just by looking at the outside body of the camera. You will just have to take our word on it that our decade of being in business has made us experts in helping you find this “Sweet Spot”.

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Before you can be 100% setup to make a panoramic photo you will need to find this nodal point so you don’t get parallax in your images. Parallax is easily demonstrated by holding up your finger about 1 foot in front of your face and alternately open and close your left and right eyes. It appears that your finger shifts left or right with respect to the background depending on which eye is open.

This relative movement is due to the fact that you’re not rotating your head around your eye’s nodal point, which is somewhere in the center of your eyeball. Instead, you’re rotating about your spine which is several inches to the rear and off to one side. It is this side-to-side motion that we help you eliminate during the RTV setup process which tees you up for flawless image assembly without stitching mistakes.


With RTV getting a perfect panorama every time is quite simple due to our panoramic tripod head, calibration process and our Tour Builder 4.0 Online software. One thing to remember when taking individual images for your panoramic image is that the exposures of each frame should be the same. In many cases, you will have to put your camera into manual mode. Otherwise, you might have drastic differences in exposures for your images and when you make your panorama you will see slight exposure bands in the image. For example, if you’re panning through a living room that contains a window with lots of light coming through – any sunlight coming through this window may make your camera take a shorter exposure than for the other frames in your sequence. Setting your camera to manual mode will prevent that and help you get the PERFECT PANORAMA PHOTO!!

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Established in 1999, Real Tour Vision (RTV, Inc.) is a privately held corporation in Northern Michigan. As a leading provider of virtual tour technology and national photography services we proudly support over a thousand professional photographers, aerial drone pilots, and independent business owners. These professionals are now ready, vetted, insured and trained to service your account.

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