The image above is an example of the types of high resolution images that I have been challenging myself with recently. I made this specific image on the eve of the 2013 Super Bowl. Sure the Niners lost, but at least we are still a Happy city!!!
This specific picture is comprised of several full-frame images that have been stitched together using Adobe Photoshop. To accomplish this, I used a telephoto lens (Canon 70-200mm f/4 IS) attached to my tripod vertically. With my tripod head as level as possible (the Induro BHD-2 has a small bubble level to assist with this), I start on one end of the scene and shoot a frame. Then I rotate the tripod head horizontally, making sure to leave at least 25%-30% overlap from the previous frame, and continue this process until the entire scene has been covered.
Here are a couple of tips:
- Set your exposure manually (shutter speed and aperture).
- Set your focus manually.
- Set your WB manually
If you do not, the slight differences in each frame may make it difficult to achieve a smooth-looking final image. Now go out and give it a try!