360º Hints & Tips hopefully helping you learn about shooting in 360. For a more specific list please use the category buttons below.
I’ve had the Mi Sphere since mid December 2017, so I thought I would write an in depth hands on review of my experience and include some tips I've picked up
How to create your own virtual tour is a common recurring question, so here's a post to help point everyone in the right direction.
Constantly updating page with all the best 360º Photography accessories that will fit any 360 camera or useful for shooting in 360º.
Looking for 360 players or viewers for your PC, Mac or Mobile then you needn’t look any further. Here are the latest and best out there.
Are you looking for 360 editing software to use on your, mobile, PC or Mac? These are the best apps that are available for editing your 360° photos and videos while at home or on the fly.
Kandao Qoocam 8K in Depth Hands On Review. Everything you need to know about the Kandao Qoocam 8K, the first 8K 360 camera for consumers.
All the Black Friday 2020 Deals for 360 cameras. Manufacturers, virtual tour platform and 360 editing software.
Want to know how to create virtual tours or share and upload your 360 images & videos? Here's one page with over 100 platforms, sites, apps (free unless otherwise stated) plus reviews. I started this list back in August 2017 and will keep updating it as I come across new sites, so keep your eye on it.
Backup your photos on either Android or iPhone, Windows or Mac for free with Google Photos. We're all well acquainted with exhausting our storage.....
Constantly updating and keeping you up to date with all the latest, best and the worst 360º cameras available to buy today.Constantly updating and keeping you up to date with all the latest, best and the worst 360º cameras available to buy today.
Thankfully it has now become easier than ever to add your own images to Google Street View and believe it or not you can get started for less than £100.
Insta360 GO in Depth Hands On Review. Everything you need to know about the Insta360 GO, the world’s smallest stabilized camera.
How to update the Kandao Qoocam 8K
How to Wirelessly Transfer from Phone to PC? You can easily transfer your files from your phone to PC using your wifi fast and easy
How To Convert A WordPress Page To A Post? (or Vice-versa) There is a way you can simply change your page to a post with one click.
How to fix WordPress error thrown $this when not in object context? My website was still live and working fine. Arrrghhh What to do.....
How to stitch MadV360 or Xiaomi Mi Sphere Images or video with Mac. Image & video stitching tools have long been waited on & a wish come true for Mac users.
Affinity Photo are offering a great end of year sale with 20% off at £38.99, this is down from the usual £48.99. This is a great alternative if you can't afford the likes of Adobe Photoshop.
Black Friday Deals 2019 for 360 camera manufacturers, Virtual tour platform and 360 editing software. I'll keep adding to this page if I come across more.
How to create a Blue Line on Google Street View. The blue lines appear when you use the ‘yellow man’ and hover it over the map.
Get all the ins, outs and the real story on Detu Max with a hands on review by guest author Peter Lottenbac
Before shooting any video or images you need to make sure the camera is calibrated so it knows which way is up. Once calibration is done you will be able to move the camera at any angle including upside down and the camera will know to level the horizon so your images will always came out the correct way up.
I thought I'd make a step by step video tutorial to help show how to create a virtual tour using the Street View app #tutorial #GoogleStreetview #virtualtour
iStaging kindly offered me to try out their ultimate package. It allows you to create a virtual tour with not only a dedicated 360 camera, but you can even use your own phone along with the special equipment they will happily send out to you completely free.
If you intend to buy this to use as a monopod/tripod for your camera.... DON'T.
Of course you can use the likes of eBay or Amazon, but they usually have fees for selling. You can now also easily buy, sell or trade your 360 cameras on facebook and the best thing there are no fees and you can post for free.
Xiaomi Mi Sphere is one of the best 360 cameras for photos, but had been frustrating for iPhone users as they were unable to use the best app for flawless optical flow stitching, at least until now....
After a long wait Insta360 Studio is finally released for the One X. Why is this awesome news, well you can reframe 360 photos and videos on PC or Mac, its 5.7k compatible, but best of all it works with ANY 360 camera and it's FREE!!!
You can now view your Ricoh Theta V 360 photos and videos wirelessly in VR using a Playstation VR or Oculus Go. The new VR viewing capability was made possible with a new Theta V plugin called VR Media Connection. This will definitely come in handy for sharing your photos and videos quickly, but also useful for virtual tours. You can get the plugin here.
Most camera manufacturers, some Virtual tour platform and editing softwares have announced their Black Friday 2018 deals for November 23 through 26! I'll keep adding to this page if I come across more, so keep an eye on it. Here's a list of the best I have found so far:
How To Make Your Tiny Planets Pop? I don't like to just snap, upload and make do. If your like me you'll want to improve every image to its best possible output by doing a little post processing to help make the image stand out and go from a simple 4 or 5 out of 10 to at least an 8 or more. I've created this quick tutorial explaining my process for making my tiny planets stand out from the crowd.
How to create a lensball or glass ball effect with your 360 camera. The lensball or glass ball photography is a popular type of photography, especially on instagram, where you take a photo looking through a crystal ball (like this). If you have a 360 camera, you can simulate the lensball effect, here's a tutorial:
Sometimes if you don't get the angle of a 360 camera right, you'll have huge differences of light hitting the lenses leaving you with an obvious stitch line. Thankfully you can sometimes recover and fix the problem. I've put together this tutorial to show you the easiest way to do it using Affinity Photo.
It's now easy to to edit your 360 photos on mobile with the latest version of Touch Retouch 4.2, now 360 aware allowing you to simply drag the photo around and remove unwanted objects.
It's now easy to sell your 360 photos in over 200 countries/regions and in 25 currencies with My 360 Shop and start earning cash from your amazing content. #sell360 #360photo #tutorial
How to Remove the Tripod on Phone or Desktop? You can easily remove your tripod and fix the nadir of your 360 photos whether your on your mobile or desktop.
Share to All Platforms with One Post. With so many websites and apps in the world, you've probably experienced difficulty in managing them all...
How to create a living 360 photo with Panomoments? All you have to do is simply upload a short 360 video clip and their software converts it.
Roundme is one of the best platforms around for sharing your 360 photos, creating virtual tours, its very easy to use and one of the few to support 3D 360.
Panoraven allows you to upload and share photos without the need to create an account. You can also embed uploaded photos on your website or blog using iframe codes. And it’s free (for personal use but not for commercial use).
Many of us taking 360 photos like to use programs like Affinity Photo or Photoshop to touch up and colour correct. This is always a bit tedious as you have to do the stitching with the cameras mobile app and then transfer to your desktop. Thankfully you can now enjoy the huge array of apps Android has on your Mac or PC, even if you don't own an Android smartphone or tablet with an emulator.
When metadata has been stripped or never existed in the first place, software may not be able to tell that your photo or video is 360. To inject metadata, you'll need to edit the XMP tags in the Exif data.....
The Veer virtual tour experience is out of its Beta stage and has officially been released and its completely FREE for all to use #VeerVR #VirtualTour
How To Create The Mouth Shot. A quick tutorial to explain how to how to take a mouthie. You'll need a thin camera like Ricoh Theta or Xiaomi to achieve the best results. #mouthshot #tutorial #360technique
One of the best affordable 360 cameras you can buy and the one I use myself.
How to Remove the Tripod Using Your Mobile? A quick tutorial to show how easy it is to remove your tripod or yourself from the nadir of your 360 pictures
I do love this little camera and you can do so many things with it, I thought I must try out the bullet time feature and there was no better place than on a near empty Maya Bay Beach while I was on Phi Phi Island.
A Hands on Review of Samsung Gear 360 2016 Waterproof Housing. This housing proved difficult to get hold of, was it worth it?
Finally the dedicated remote for the Xiaomi Mi Sphere users have been waiting for has arrived in Europe #Xiaomi #misphere #remote
How to edit 360 photos with Adobe Photoshop. A quick tutorial to show how easy it is to edit and remove yourself or a tripod using Adobe Photoshop.
Many Instagrammers shoot photos and like to edit them on their computer before uploading to Instagram. That means having to transfer the finished photo to a phone, which is cumbersome, at best. This will help you cut that step out making computer edited uploads easier than ever. #Instagram #tutorial
Samsung have finally updated the gallery app to support 360 from more than just their own cams. After latest update all my Xiaomi & ricoh pics are working in 360
If you’re looking for a free 360 player for your PC, Mac or Mobile then you needn’t look any further. I think these are the best currently out there, go check out these:
How to View 360 with Playstation VR? Once you have a photo you'll want to check it out in all its glory, you'll need to know how to open it...
The trouble with sharing an image the normal way in Whatsapp it compresses the file so it loses all the quality and looks terrible to the recipient. Thankfully there is a way around this, yes you can send 360 photos on WhatsApp....
If you are using some models of Samsung or Huawei mobiles, with latest MiSphere Camera or MADVenture360 app, you may encounter a ‘black hole’ issue where it seems only one lens is working. DON'T fret, it's not your camera, its a known software bug that thankfully should easily be fixed.
How to Edit Your 360 Photos with Affinity Photo. A quick tutorial to show how easy it is to fix the Nadir rand emove yourself or a tripod using the Affinity Photo inpainting tool. #Affinity #Tutorial #360photo
Powerdirector 16 Stabilization Comparison. I thought I'd use some footage I shot from an older camera without any built in stabilization.
Finally Veer are allowing you to get rid of the watermark, you can either have nothing at all or replace it with your own logo. This move has just pushed Veer to the top of the list for 360 editing.
This is a great little compact monopod with a quick lock system. I prefer this for 360 photography as i find the monopods with clips show up in the nadir. This remains hidden and gives you a much easier nadir to remove in photoshop.
Best Affordable Monopod for 360 Photography is a great little compact monopod with a quick lock system which I prefer this for 360 photography
How to Fix a Broken Xiaomi Mi Sphere Selfie Stick?.... Arrgh, yep the unthinkable happened and all i did was pull the thing open with no excessive force! 😣
It can be tricky especially at first to work out how to download and stitch a video to your phone or PC. Hopefully this step by step guide will be of some help #Xiaomimisphere #tutorial
Below is the same shot taken in both Jpg & Raw formats with the #Xiaomi Mi Sphere, then I've used different mobile post editing workflows to compare the difference to see which turns out to be the best #photoediting
Since the latest Youtube update the embed code for autoplay doesn't work, it does appear in the iframe code but allow="autoplay; doesn't work. The only way I found to make it work is by doing the following....
How to can change the photo description or title in google maps or street view easily. You can indeed edit it after already having uploaded
How to Get the Unstitched Fisheye Photos Over WiFi? The Xiaomi Mi Sphere does have stitching flaw, but can be rectified with amazing optical flow stitching Well, not any more. Now we can easily do this with just a few taps on your phone. #Xiaomimisphere #360workflow
A hands on review the Xiaomi Selfie Stick and some tips & tricks. As selfie sticks go I have to say this one is pretty sleek.
How to Animate 360 Photos with Power Director? You can now easily animate your 360 photos using Powerdirector 16. I've put together this quick tutorial..
How to Calibrate Yoichi Hirota's MiSphere Converter. You can achieve optical flow stitching on the Xiaomi Mi Sphere by using this amazing app.
Cyberlink are offering a fantastic deal at £47.99, this is down from £79.99. However I can get you even more off...
Thought of as the best consumer camera available to date. This is what you get straight out of the box
Most flagship phones these days come with 64GB, 128GB or even 256GB internal storage. The larger the better for 360 photographers as the footage takes up a lot of room, especially if your camera doesn't have much on board storage like the Theta. Im sure like myself it doesn't take long to fill up your phone's internal storage. Well soon this won't be much of a problem as you'll be able to pick up a phone (at least from Samsung) with a massive 512GB of storage right out of the box.
This was sent to me by Google as part of the Street View loan program and well lets just say I was disappointed.
Ricoh Theta App Tutorial. Are you wondering what all the settings do in the app? I've put together a simple guide to explain what does what and why.
The new features improve usability of the app and the embedded player. #Kuula #360photography
If you want to get into Virtual Tours then this is the a fantastic offer. For today only Roundme are offering 50% off!
Could you be one of the lucky ones and save up to 77% getting an Insta360 One for as little as $69. They have discounted their range of 360 cameras by at least %30.
Get the Xiaomi Mi Sphere for just £142 and Selfie stick £8, a crazy cheap discounted price. #Xiaomi #360camera
GoPro Start Shipping the Fusion & Release Fusion Studio
VRDL360 have release footage of what you can expect unboxing the final version of their 360 camera including their tripod mount attachment.
Get on the Google Trusted Photographer For Hire List? Have you been wondering how to become a Google street view photographer & get on the for hire list
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.
Animate Your Pictures On Android? Create a moving video from your still images. Finally there's an Android app that lets you ‘animate’ your still photos easy.
The British Museum have revealed a Virtual Reality tour of our Egyptian galleries built with Facebook collaborating with Oculus.
HDR for Ricoh Theta. HDR Photo app for Ricoh Theta cameras allows you to capture multiple images with different exposures
VeeR now supports 360 PHOTOS! This is an upcoming 360 sharing site that hasn't been around for long, but is growing very fast.
You can now pre order the Madventure 360 camera from Gearbest! #Madventure360 #360camera
iris360 Pro is a new camera aimed at professional users. Could this be a rival for the insta360 Pro?
What's the Difference Between 360 & VR? There is some confusion virtual reality and 360 camera technology, so here's a quick explanation
VeeR are offering an exclusive giveaway of the forth coming release of the all new Xiaomi Mi Sphere, MadV360.
Fix the Annoying Samsung Gear360 Black Dot of Doom! Since Windows 10 creators update people have been experiencing a problem when stitching gear 360 videos
How To Stitch 360 Photos With Samsung's Desktop Action Director? Gear 360 takes 2 photos. To view these photos in 360 you have to firstly stitch them. Follow these simple steps:
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.
GoPro has announced the Fusion is now available for preorder for $699.99 and will be shipping on or before Nov. 30, 2017! The Fusion is the company’s first camera for shooting 360 video. The camera can capture 360º footage in 5.2K resolution and potentially replace the work of six regular GoPro action cameras.
How to Realign and Straighten Your 360 Photos on Mobile? Edit360 Theta Converter Pro is an app that will straighten & realign any of your 360º images.
A Hands on Review of the Ricoh Theta S. I’ve been using the Theta S for for almost 2 months now so I thought I'd write a review of my experience with it.
Finally Ricoh update their app to include animation. #Ricoh
360 Photography Mobile Workflow for 360 photos is not as complicated as it initially seems. Here's a tutuorial of the steps I use:
How to Animate Your Pictures On IOS and create a moving video from a still image
This camera is absolutely packed with features and could be the best 360 camera ever.
How to Join the Google Street View Camera Loan Program? Do you want to join the Google Street View loan program? Then read on...
The upcoming 7K VRDL360 won't be support live streaming after all. A message from Rao Jinhe (the CMO)
August Firmware update, though there's no real rush to do it. I can't see any difference it's made other than reset all the setting back to factory defaults. If your not using a Samsung phone and as there's no notable difference. I would suggest leaving this update, incase it messes with the compatibility.
How to connect the Gear 360 to Google Street View. It's a little on the fiddly side but it's very simple once you know how.
How To Cover The Tripod Nadir With Your Own 360º Logo For Free in 2 Minutes? A simple video showing you how to customise the base logo of your 360 shots.
The VRDL360 is an upcoming 7K 360 camera that has the potential to blow all the other 360 cameras out the water. Pre production shots for the sample camera: Some colour samples: Currently the developers are working on, Manual Exposure Manual Shutter Manual IOS Time Lapse Burst shooting Night shot mode HDR Image Stabilization Increase the…
XDA Developers have come up with an app that now lets non Galaxy users to be able to control the Gear 360.....
How to Remove Your Tripod from 360 Pictures For Free on Desktop? Removing your tripod is actually easier than you think. All you need is an editing program.
You can now stitch Samsung Gear 360 photos online for free.
Samsung Gear 360 (2016) Hands On Review I’ve had my Samsung Gear 360 since March 2016, so I felt it's about time I shared some tips & tricks.
Rugged, Waterproof 360-degree Camera with 5.7K/30fps Resolution, 4K Spherical Stabilization and 3D Spatial Audio
Thanks to Google’s new features for its Google Assistant, the integration of Google Lens. Point your phone at a flower and Google Lens will tell you, on the screen, which type of flower it is. You can aim the camera at a restaurant sign to see reviews and other information.
With the release of the new 2017 Samsung Gear 360 come different versions of Samsung's 360 software with the ActionDirector Version 2 desktop and the Gear 360 (New) manager app.
How to replace the Samsung Gear 360's Lens? I did the unthinkable and dropped my 360 camera and it resulted with very noticeable, chip.
Exciting times for 360 lovers. Ricoh just announced that it will be showcasing a prototype of its Ricoh Theta with 4K video (at 30fps) and 4K live streaming at NAB Show 2017! Â The new Theta will also have 4-channel surround sound audio and is expected to be released later this year. Check out the press…
20 Hints & Tips for shooting in 360° A list of tips and tricks to help get you started with 360 photography.
What Is Google Street View? Can you apply it to your business? Yes, you can have a 360 virtual tour of your business, all backed up and sponsored by Google.
Do you want to present your business or event prominently with exclusive 360 views in Google to reach worldwide potential customers?