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January 7, 2014

10 top tips for taking the perfect panorama on your Nokia

Did Santa bring you a Nokia Lumia or were you already a proud owner of one? If so, now is the time to make the most of its fabulous panoramic capabilities.

Jonas from The Mobile Photography Blog, who presented us with some super beautiful Nokia Lumia cityscape photos last year, put together these ten pro tips on how to fit more awesomeness into one single photo. And as if to prove us that the tips really work, he also sent us some of his blog’s best panorama shots taken on a Nokia smartphone.

nokia lake panorama

If these photos are anything to judge by, taking that perfect panorama on a Nokia smartphone is totally possible. So, here’s Jonas’s ten top panorama secrets… it’s time to unleash the David Bailey in you and push that camera button!

1. Take your photos in Portrait rather than Landscape. This will give you more room for cropping at the end.

2. Make your photos a bit wider than what you want to see in the final panorama to increase your chances of success.

nokia panorama finland

3. Take several shots of the same points. This will improve stitching and reduce any problems caused by different exposures and/or white balance.

4. Turn it around! A panorama doesn’t always have to be horizontal – for skyscraper pics, for example, a vertical panorama is your ideal choice.

nokia vertical panorama

5. Experiment with white balance and exposure to get balanced colours and light across your panorama.

6. Try the lowest ISO first for less noise.

nokia lumia panorama

7. Sometimes it’s still the auto settings that will get you the best results. Using them doesn’t make you any less professional!

8. For instantly shareable panoramas, use phone apps like Nokia Panorama, which also guides you on how to put the panorama together.

nokia panorama budapest

9. If you need a higher resolution panorama, want to keep your original pics or plan to do some more extensive editing, try stitching the photos using PC software like Microsoft ICE or Autostitch.

10. When you’re done, remember to share your results in The Mobile Photography Blog!

nokia panorama 5

Itching to get stitching? So are we here at Nokia Conversations. We hope to see lots of new panorama talent soon at our fave smartphone snapper communities like The Mobile Photography Blog. Please share your best shots with us, too, and tell us which tip you found most handy! Any others that come to mind? We’re all ears. In the meantime, we wish you a snappy New Year!

Image creditsMassis, Danielkhc , Jonas, hgeriihanstj