Michael Breitung Photography


Tutorials - Complete Workflow for processing Panorama Photos

In my newest and most advanced tutorial yet, I show you my complete workflow for creating high quality panoramic images.

Panorama of Cape Woolamai during a spectacular sunset

Tutorial Content

In this tutorial I show you all the techniques I used to create the panorama photo of Cape Woolamai. The light that evening at Cape Woolamai was spectacular but also fleeting, so I had to work fast. Also, my wide angle lens wasn't sufficient to take in the whole cove. So I opted for a panorama combined with bracketing. With the direct sunlight, the rolling waves and the fact that I wasn't using a nodal rail or special panorama equipment here, putting the photo together to create a high quality result involved some unique techniques, which I share with you in the tutorial.

The Tutorial consists of two major parts, each 75 minutes in length.

Part 1 is all about stitching and blending of the panorama and deals with:

  • How the individual photos for the panorama were taken
  • The Pre-Processing in Lightroom
  • The advanced stitching of the panorama using the free software Hugin
  • The exposure blending of the bracketed exposures and the cleanup
  • Techniques to enhance the look of the sun in the photo
  • Special image transformations and cropping

Part 2 contains my creative workflow, in which I recreate the atmosphere. It contains:

  • Sky enhancement techniques
  • My dodge and burn workflow
  • Contrast and color adjustments
  • My workflow in ColorEfex to bring more vibrance to the photo
  • Methods for balancing colors in the photo
  • Multi-pass sharpening to workout the details in the photo
  • Sharpening for Web
  • Sharpening for Print


This video tutorial is for the advanced Photoshop user. I assume that you are already familiar with luminosity masks and their creation. If not, I recommend watching my free tutorials first. On this site you will also find links to the plugins I use. If you have watched my other tutorials included in the advanced post processing bundle, this is perfect and will make it easier to follow along, but it's not mandatory.

I use Adobe Lightroom 6 and Photoshop CS6 in the tutorial. Photoshop CS5 or later is generally sufficient to apply the techniques I use here. I also use some filters of the Nik Collection, which is still available for free. For the stitching I use Hugin the Panorama Stitcher.

Buying the Tutorial

Below you find links to an automatic delivery system I've set up to make the purchase more comfortable for you. After you pay, you'll get a temporary download link to the tutorial.

Option 1 - Full Tutorial

The complete tutorial is 2,5 hours long and can be purchased for 30 USD.

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Option 2 - Part 1 only

Part 1, as described above, is about the stitching and blending of the panorama. It's 75 minutes in length and can be purchased for 20 USD.

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Option 3 - Part 2 only

Part 2, as described above, is about the more creative processing of the panorama. It's 75 minutes in length and can be purchased for 20 USD.

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