As Jenn mentioned in her last blog post, we just finished a 6 week course on basic digital photography at our local community college. While it’s always great to teach the exposure triangle, indoor and outdoor lighting tips and how to store and mange your pictures, we always leave the last class for a little clean-up of topics not covered and also a little fun.
We always show everyone how to do a circle picture:
And we always show our students how to do a group panoramic:
But this class only had 5-6 students – not quite right for a wide panoramic. So we came up with a really fun idea: what did we do….?
Yeah! It’s a mirror panoramic! We posed the left hand side first with everyone looking right. We then left Jenn and another woman still and had everyone run over to the right side and look and wave to the left. We brought both files into Photoshop Elements 9 (PSE9) and let it create a new panoramic. It came out a lot better then we thought it would. And it’s a great keepsake for us and the class.
What do you think? Give it a try at your next group gathering and let us see the results!