One panorama can be taken through a special wide-angle lens or multiple photos can be taken and placed together into one panorama. I’m sure we’ve all stood at a particularly beautiful vista and “snapped and rotated” to capture the entire scene. Back in my undergrad days at the University of Nevada, everyone had multi-photo Lake Tahoe panoramas tacked to their dormitory bulletin boards. That was how we did it in the 20th century!
In the 21st century, Photoshop can automatically combine multiple, sequential photos to create panoramas. The photographer can use a tri-pod to keep the camera steady or just “snap and rotate” the way we used to do. Here’s a photo I “snapped and rotated” for my digital photography class:
|Taggers Train, Digital Photograph, 52" x 8" (2010)|
|Foothill Boulevard Horses, Digital Photograph, 30" x 10" (2010)|