We should soon, hopefully, see gardens, parks and fields blooming with flowers so to give you some shooting inspiration we've found some top examples of flower panoramas. Why panoramas? Well they're a technique that's well-worth mastering, plus they show that flower shots don't just have to be of the macro kind.
If you're shooting your panorama manually where you have to stitch a series of images together once back in front of your computer, you'll find a tripod keeps your shots level and in-line, making them easier to stitch.
You can also purchase panoramic heads but other heads, such as Vanguard's new GH-300T pistol grip ball head
, will also work fine. The GH-300T
features a 72-clickpoint panning base just below the camera mounting plate for perfectly aligned panoramic images and it features a built-in remote shutter release on the handle which enables you to trip your camera’s shutter without pulling your hand from the grip. Take a look at the GH-300T in action here: Vanguard GH-300T Pistol Grip Ball Head
Your normal DSLR and a standard zoom are fine but you will need to use manual control to produce the best results.
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