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Why you should use F8 aperture for taking 360° panoramas

Posted by Jan Vrsinsky on

The attendees of my workshops ask me quite often why I use the F8 stop for taking my panoramas. I’ve got several reasons to back up this decision: It is necessary to choose an aperture F-stop and to stick with it during shooting, preferably for the whole shooting session (not just one panorama).  The lens I use (Sigma 8mm F3.5) has the sharpest image at F8. I don’t mean the depth of focus, which would be the highest with the highest possible aperture. When I focus between the F8 and F16 setting, this lens gives the best picture from the...

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How to Shoot Virtual Tours and Make Money With 360° Panorama Photography, Part 2

Posted by Jan Vrsinsky on

In the previous part I covered some myths on panoramic photography I’m trying to prove wrong.  In this second part, let me continue with some other myths: Myth number 4 – It costs a lot of money to hire a photographer to create a virtual tour for you Not true. You can get it really cheap or you can do it yourself. I’m standing here on a very thin ice of course and I believe that a lot of professional panorama photographers reading this are fidgeting nervously now and are gritting their teeth. The truth is that if you want...

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How to Shoot Virtual Tours and Make Money With 360° Panorama Photography

Posted by Jan Vrsinsky on

The HowToShoot360 project is dedicated to busting myths on creating 360° photos and virtual tours. After reading the articles here you will know how 360° panoramas are created, how to put them together and I will probably turn some of your current notions about them upside down and inside out. What are the myths I’m trying to bust?   Myth number 1 – 360° photography requires expensive equipment Not true. You can start with any camera or even phone. You don’t need to have any special equipment. Forget tripods, panoramatic heads, software worth of hundreds of dollars, digital SLRs and...

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What Camera To Use And How To Shoot Your First Panorama

Posted by Jan Vrsinsky on

The good news for beginners is – any camera will do. Even a point-and-shoot camera. Even a phone. You don’t need any special equipment, you don’t need a tripod or anything else. An honest thing to add here is that with the right tools and practices you will take better panoramas in shorter time and with less errors. Try it right now The secret of 360° photography lies in simply taking multiple overlapping photos and stitching them together. There is really nothing else to it. No matter what your equipment is, try to take some overlapping photos right now. Do...

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Three different kinds of panoramas: Partial, 360-degree and Spherical

Posted by Jan Vrsinsky on

In general there are three different kind of panoramic photos. 1. You already know partial panoramas from landscape photography and from various point-and-shoot camera panorama modes and even mobile phone apps. Essentially they are wide angle views created by joining multiple pictures together. This kind of wide angle perspective couldn’t be created with a single shot. Partial panorama example - this photo captures approximately 180 degrees (Yaxchilan, Mexico – author Jan Vrsinsky) 2. 360° panoramas a more advanced since they capture the whole field of view around you in all directions. The most simple explanation of how they are created is that you start...

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