Even with a wide angle lens, capturing tall structures like skyscrapers or waterfalls can be a challenge. Typically, you’d have to deal with distortion or compromise the composition of your photo by shooting in portrait mode. Vertical panoramas or “Vertoramas” as they’re known are a great technique to try next time you’re photographing to a large structure.

Standing Tall by Daniel Cheong on 500px.com

Daniel Cheong has perfected the vertorama technique to capture cities’ architectural marvels. You may have read about Cheong’s amazing Dubai cityscapes on Fstoppers, where he was recently profiled as a featured artist.

In this video, Daniel Cheong demonstrates how he uses multiple exposures to create vertical panoramas to photograph the world’s tallest building, Dubai’s Burj Khalifa. He also explains some of his favorite gear.

Daniel Cheong’s Gear Recommendations

Daniel Cheong is returning to 500px Classes for a live post-processing demonstration on Friday, Sept 8, 3pm EST. He’ll be teaching the Photoshop techniques behind his vertical panoramas. Along with Photoshop, Cheong will demonstrate how he uses Nik Software’s Color Efex plugin to enhance the color and sharpness of his cityscapes. If there’s anything you want to know about photographing and post-processing cityscapes, this is your opportunity to ask all your questions.

Cascade des Aigrettes by Daniel Cheong on 500px.com

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More Upcoming 500px Classes:
Street Photography: Working with Light by Joshua Jackson & Craig Whitehead.
Live webinar: Friday, Sept. 15, 3pm EST.

Make Your Subjects Levitate by Rob Woodcox.
Live webinar: Friday, Sept. 22, 3pm EST.