Today's Photo Minute

Shoot and Share – Panoramas and Smartphone photos

The Concept:

It is time for our weekend edition of Today’s Photo Minute which we call, “Shoot and Share”. Check out the video as Brian Osborne shares this weekend’s challenge subjects and be sure to share your best images on our Facebook page.

The Assignment:

Challenge 1: Panoramas – With our recent class on panoramas, I thought it would be fun for us to look at photographic opportunities to create a panorama. So, get your settings and take a series of shots from left to right or from top to bottom making sure to overlap each consecutive frame about 20%. Then use your favorite computer editing software to stitch them together into a longer format (with a wide-angle of viewpoint) final photo. If you do not want to do it on your DSLR, you can use your smartphone which undoubtedly has a panorama mode built-in.

Challenge 2: Smartphone Photo – It is often said the best camera is the one you have with you at the time. Many of us have found how much fun taking a snapshot with our phone can be and how it can become a great photo. Therefore, for our second challenge, get your phone out and start shooting. Whether it be a photo you capture at a time this weekend when you do not have your camera handy or whether you intentionally use your smartphone camera, either will work. If it needs editing, give the Snapseed app a try so that you will have a photo that from beginning to end, came from your phone.

When you get your images ready by late this weekend, please share those with the rest of us who are participating as well. If you are on Facebook, please post them as a comment to this particular post. If you are not on Facebook, feel free to email your entries to and I will be glad to post them

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