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How to Shoot and Sew Panoramas with a Drone

Updated: Dec 2, 2022

Drones allow photographers to capture images and video from unique perspectives and vantage points. Although digital cameras on modern consumer-level drones have come a long way, they are still quite limited when it comes to sensor size and resolution. As a result, images that come out of drones often lack the amount of detail that is needed for high quality prints.

Thanks to the ability of drones to hover in the sky without any movement, it is possible to shoot vertical or horizontal aerial panoramas. In this article, I will go through the process of capturing panoramas with a drone, then discuss how you can use post-processing software to create high-resolution aerial images.

Drone Aerial Panorama with Telephoto Lens

Multi-Row Aerial Panorama captured with DJI Mavic 2 Zoom

First, let’s go over focal length and exposure considerations.