The first step is to go out and find something interesting to shoot. Whenever I come across a scene good enough for this experiment, I find an appropriate place to shoot from. For me, it is important that this vantage point allows me to see everything that I want to include in the frame.
The next step is the actual photography process. While the Auto mode works well for single shots, panography requires special attention in terms of exposure. To ensure that all my photographs ended up with the same tonality as the scene, I set my camera to the Manual mode and chose an aperture and shutterspeed combination that best suited the overall subject. Finally, I began shooting. I looked around and made it a point to include all the details and elements I needed. I also shot some additional elements.
A big consideration in panography is the choice of focal length. It is important to maintain one focal length throughout the session, so that images do not have to be resized or cropped while processing. I prefer having more photos to work with, so I use the telephoto end of my lens and shoot more pictures.
For further variations, I like to experiment with the opacity of the photographs in Photoshop—from 100% to slightly transparent frames. In the end, I think panographs are a lot of fun to create, and it showcases how we see and perceive scenes around us.