How to create a photo mosaic

Here's a frustrating situation nearly every photographer has experienced: finding the perfect scene for a photo but not being able to fit it all into shot. If that sounds familiar, our walkthrough will be right up your street.

By taking lots of photos, each covering a part of the scene, then stitching them together, you can create a 'mosaic' of the whole thing. This is an extension to the well-known method of shooting panoramas but with one important difference: a panorama is wide, but it's not particularly tall - you take a row of photos and stitch them together side by side.

In a mosaic, you capture a scene that's both wider and taller than one shot allows by moving the camera up and down as well as left and right.