Creating Your Own Photospheres

Phone

Phone

If you have Android 4.4 Kitkat, you may already have Photo Sphere on your phone.

 

If you don’t, download app:

  • Photo Sphere Camera on iOS (download from Apple iTunes)

  • Google Camera on Android, if not on your native camera app (download from Google Play)

Tips & Tricks

Pretend there is a string connecting your phone to the ground and move around your phone to capture the Photo Sphere.

The Good

  • Always with you
  • Under right circumstances very good quality
  • Easy to publish

The Bad

  • Low light
  • Tight spaces
  • Hard to get a perfect stitch
  • Doesn't handle movement well

Dedicated Devices

Dedicated Device

The Good

  • Very easy
  • Device does the stitching
  • No problem with movement in the image
  • Video

The Bad

  • Image quality varies from device to device
  • Can be expensive

Digital SLR

The Good

  • Very high image quality
  • Works well in low ligh
  • Works well in tight spots/interiors

The Bad

  • Expensive equipment
  • Stitching not automatic (stitching software: PTGui ($), Hugin (free))

Photosphere

By Peter Hedlund

Photosphere

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