I was on my way to the Kauffman Center last week to shoot it through sunset and couldn’t help but stop and take a few shots of this epic graffiti mural.  I planned out a Panorama that would have captured this mural in it’s entirety, however, I made a HUGE mistake!

I thought to myself, “you know Photoshop’s perspective panorama stitching is a pain in the ass, what if I moved while I took the pano?”.  After every set of brackets I took a sidestep and took 5 more brackets.  I did this 4 times and was stoked to get home and process them.  To my demise you do not want to sidestep while taking a Pano.  I know now that the perspective changes as you move therefore you want to stay in one place.  There is no stitching you can do that can fix that!

The funny thing is I knew that while I was shooting it too.  I had one of those brain farts, well this was more of a brain shart!  Now I have to go back there when there are no cars in their lot, sorry no pano today…

Tip For The Week:

Think about the basics when you shoot, take that breather and think about all that you know about the shot you are trying to get.  I was in a hurry and I forgot to think and brain sharted, don’t be a victim of brain sharting.  Think about the basics so you don’t make an epic fail mistake.

Blake Rudis
f.64 Academy and f.64 Elite are the brainchildren of Blake Rudis. While he is a landscape photographer, he is most passionate about post-processing images in Photoshop and mentoring others.

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