Having recently bought a travel tripod, I am getting started into panorama night photography. The tripod has a ball-head with a notch for turning camera into a portrait orientation. My typical workflow involves fixing the camera into portrait orientation and using the base rotation function for several shots.
I read somewhere that if I do not rotate the camera around the center-point the images would not be properly aligned. So far I have been getting good results with Photoshop Elements 13 "photomerge" tool.
My questions are:
- Did I misunderstand the part about "rotating around the center point"?
- Is that rule not applicable to subjects at infinity? I guess most panoramas are land-scapes, right? At least that is what I am shooting.
- Do I need an L-bracket? I don't want to add any more bulk to my gear.
My use cases are sharing on FB, flickr and occasionally printing. The max size I have ever printed is 24"x36".