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Five Unexpected Ways to Use Panorama Stitch from Capture One Experts

Capture One just introduced a Panorama Stitch feature in the recent launch of Capture One 22. The new feature allows photographers to stitch several RAW images into a large panorama and opens the door to new possibilities. We asked our in-house experts how they use the feature to create striking images and go beyond the traditional panoramic look. How to Use Panoramic Stitch to Create Super High Resolution for Large Prints   “I’m constantly drawn to large minimalistic scenes that will calm the mind. The scenes I photograph are for large printing, creating a window into another reality captured in time,” says Capture One Senior Product Manager and photographer, Stefan Hellberg. “To do this there needs to be a lot of information and resolution to work with and a clean image without distortion.” “I’m often travelling light and do not want to let gear get in the way of work. At the moment of this photograph, I had one 63mm lens for my Fuji GFX camera with me. Because of the surrounding area, the scene …

Using HDR for Architectural Photography

While blending or merging several exposures into one final High Dynamic Range (HDR) image remains a popular creative option for landscape photographers over the years, its use in architectural and commercial shoots has some big benefits that are unique to the challenges of shooting these genres. In many scenarios, especially outdoors, photographers can normally rely on graduated filters to balance a scene by blocking large parts of the frame with a neutral density layer – evening up the brightness from the shadows to the highlights. But while this works well on large, sweeping horizons and foregrounds (i.e., landscape shooting), when it comes to making that process work for odd-shaped buildings and structures with various hotspots and dark areas, we’re often unable to use the same approach. And where using a filter isn’t an option, or where the sheer amount of “fill light” you’d need to balance the scene becomes prohibitive, that’s where Capture One’s HDR Merge function can now deliver the results you need. How It’s Used HDR Merge relies on you capturing two or …

Into the Wild with Landscape Photographer Leroy Souhuwat

Hailing from the Netherlands and with roots in South Maluku, Iceland-based nature and landscape photographer Leroy Souhuwat brings an exploratory passion and a worldly perspective to his images, which are punctuated by raw, powerful landscapes – and the odd adorable puffin or two. Leroy’s work aims to inspire humans to reconsider their relationship with nature, particularly when confronted with its enormity and unpredictability. We spoke with Leroy about his photography journey and how the untamed landscapes of his new home, along with the support and encouragement of the wider photographic community, have inspired his creative endeavors. How did you get into photography? In 2018 I moved from The Netherlands to Iceland, it was a very impulsive move, but it might be one of the best decisions I have made so far in my life. In that first year, I went on many road trips around the country and took all my photos with just my smartphone. I wanted to share all the incredible views with my family and friends abroad. Then I got so into …