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Talk: Creating panoramic landscapes

Event info

An online talk by Simon Stafford with up to 100 places.  Tickets will go on sale on 15th February.


Simon Stafford ARPS has prepared this on-line talk to help with mastering the techniques for successful linear panoramic photography, irrespective of your level of photographic knowledge and experience.

He will explain the basic principles of panoramic photography within the context of achieving different types of linear panoramic images, provide an in-depth description of the key considerations, including basic camera technique, choosing the most appropriate camera equipment, camera and lens settings, panoramic shooting techniques, and a discussion as to the merits of a dedicated panoramic tripod head, together with a description of the principal challenges in panoramic photography.

Simon will describe techniques for achieving an accurately aligned sequence of well-exposed images, the benefits of using Live View in rendering a panoramic sequence, how best to support your camera/lens combination, explain how to ensure images ‘stitch’ together effectively, and offer advice concerning composition in a panoramic image.


• A description of panoramic photography
• An explanation of different types of panorama
• Learn how to capture a panoramic photograph
• Choosing the most appropriate photographic equipment
• Configuring camera settings for panoramic photography
• Description of the different panoramic shooting techniques
• A discussion on the merits of a panoramic tripod head
• How to over come the challenges with panoramic photography
• Combining images in software to create a panoramic image

Simon Stafford is a wildlife, travel, and landscape photographer; an experienced tutor he presents a wide range of photography seminars and workshops, he is also Technical Editor of Nikon Owner magazine, the author of twenty-five books about the Nikon camera system, and a regular contributor to the UK photographic press, Simon was awarded as the Overall Winner, Mammals Category, in the Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2016 competition.

Simon's website can be viewed at


There will be time for questions and answers at the end of the talk.

Ticket sales will close on 4 April to allow time to process bookings and send the video link to participants.  A link to join the talk will be emailed to participants shortly after this.


Event times are stated in UK time.

Event Organiser

Richard Ellis


Cancellation policy

Cancellation by You

If you wish to cancel your booking PLEASE let the event leader / organiser know with as much notice as possible. If nothing else, this can avoid them delaying the start of the event while they wait for you.

If you have paid for an event, please note that this fee/ticket price is non-refundable unless we are able to sell your place to somebody else. You are welcome to sell your place yourself but, again, PLEASE notify the event leader / organiser in advance of any change.

Cancellation by us

Event leaders are asked to make plans for alternative activities or locations in the case of poor weather and, in most cases, events will proceed despite poor weather unless, in the view of the event leader, the weather will lead to unacceptable safety risks or very little chance of successful photography. It is inevitable, however, that occasionally an event will be postponed or cancelled for this or another reason beyond the RPS’s control. If an event is postponed we will transfer your booking to the rearranged event, with the option of a refund if the rescheduled date is not suitable for you.

Occasionally an event may also be cancelled owing to lack of bookings. So if you wish to attend an event, don’t leave it till the last minute to book as it may be too late.

If an event is cancelled we will give you as much notice as we are able and any payment by you to the RPS in respect of the event offered as a full refund. In the case of events cancelled because of lack of interest we will aim to give at least three weeks’ notice wherever possible.

Please note we are NOT able to refund any associated or consequential costs including but not limited to travel, accommodation, insurance premium or other costs incurred by you in order to attend the event.



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