With the touch of a button (more or less) you can now share the entire world around you. Not just what's in front of the camera, but what's behind, above and to a lesser extent even below it. Unlike anything that’s ever been available before giving you a full 360° perspective. What makes this even better is the ability to use a VR headset. This brings your shots to life, truly immersing yourself as if you're actually stood there while the pictures were taken. After some trial and error myself I thought I would jot down a few hints and tips to help you along the way
20 Hints & Tips for Shooting in 360°
360 Photography Mobile Workflow
The workflow for 360 photos is not as complicated as it initially seems. Here are the simple & more advanced steps I use:
Beginners Guide to 360 Photography
360-degree cameras are still uncommon, and for most people shooting with it will be unfamiliar territory. Moreover, you can forget the techniques of traditional photography, such as the rule of thirds. With 360 pics and VR, you truly feel like you’re somewhere, not just experiencing it through someone else’s eyes. It’s not exactly like being there, but it’s tremendously closer than anything I’ve ever been able to capture or share before and it's this experience that really excites me.
Fix the Annoying Samsung Gear360 Black Dot of Doom!
Ever since the Windows 10 creators update people have been experiencing a problem when they've come to stitching their gear 360 videos in Action Director. The annoying black dot of doom!
How To Add Your Own 360º Logo For Free in 2 Minutes
A simple video showing you how to customise the base logo of your 360 shots. You will need photoshop and post editing to achieve this but it's actually quite simple to do.
How to Animate Your Pictures On Android
Finally there's an Android app that lets you ‘animate’ your still photos easily
How to Animate Your Pictures On IOS
How to Animate Your Pictures On IOS
How to Edit out the Tripod from Your 360 Pictures For Free
Removing your tripod is actually easier than you think. All you need is a photo editing program like photoshop and follow the simple step by step instructions below.
How to Get on the Google Trusted Photographer For Hire List
Have you been wondering how to become a Google street view photographer or how you get your name on the street view for hire list. The process is FREE and straightforward, I thought I would share it with you.
How to Join the Google Street View Camera Loan Program
Interested in 360 cameras? Wondering what all the fuss is about? Interested in testing a 360 camera and discovering how you can create your own Street View 360 images? Do you want to join the Google Street View loan program? Then read on...
How to Realign and Straighten Your 360 Photos
You’ve been out shooting and think you’ve taken that amazing shot, but later realise the horizon is all skew whiff or the key focal point is off. Don't worry because it can easily be fixed. Here's how to Realign and Straighten Your 360 Photos.
How To Stitch 360 Photos With Samsung’s Desktop Action Director
Samsung Gear 360 will take 2 photos and store it on the SD card. To view these photos in 360 you have to firstly stitch them. To do this you can use either the phone app or if you rather alot, it's easier to bulk stitch using Action Director.You can use the same software to stitch both photos and videos. Follow these simple steps:
Ricoh Thata App Tutorial
Are you wondering what all the different settings do in the app, I've put together a simple guide to explain what does what and why. Hopefully this will help answer a few questions you may have.
Stitch Samsung Gear 360 Photos Online for Free
You can now stitch Samsung Gear 360 photos online for free.
Stitching & Uploading 360 Photos
Many of the popular 360 cameras available on the market don't have in camera stitching, Gear360 & Xiaomi Mi Sphere for example. Before you start shooting and sharing 360 panoramas, here’s one important thing you need to know about the stitching process to avoid problems displaying your photos.
What’s the Difference Between 360 & VR
There seems to be some confusion about what virtual reality is and how it differs from other 360 degree camera technology, so heres a quick explanation to differentiate between the two.
I hope you found these helpful, if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to ask either on here or my facebook page. If I haven’t covered what your looking for yet then you should check out Ben Claremont from Life in 360, if your not already following him then you should be.