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NPhoto - - Nikon Skills -

Keep­ing your cam­era rock solid is es­sen­tial for com­bin­ing images later on

01 Stay still!

A solid tri­pod is cru­cial, as a gust of wind or knock will make it very dif­fi­cult to line up the fea­tures in mul­ti­ple images when you come to merge them in Pho­to­shop.

02 Keep clear

When pick­ing your sub­ject, make sure you have a clear view with as few ob­struc­tions as pos­si­ble. A solid struc­ture, such as a bridge, makes a great ref­er­ence point.

03 Lock the fo­cus

The cam­era ad­just­ing fo­cus be­tween shots will make your im­age harder to edit. Take your first shot us­ing AF, then switch to man­ual to lock the set­ting in place.

04 Be level-headed

Be­fore you start, en­sure your tri­pod head is level. This is easy to do if you’ve got a vir­tual hori­zon fea­ture on your Nikon, or a spirit level if you haven’t.

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