On June 7th, This Week In Photo’s Frederick Van Johnson interviewed me about the world of 360° photography. It was a great chat and we covered the basics and principles involved with virtual tours, how they are captured and eventually published.
In this episode of TWiP Talks, it’s all about 360 photography… and as we learned in this session the proper term for this is actually “photosphere”, at least according to Google!
This technique and genre of photography is essentially the art of creating immersive experiences in photographs by capturing the entire environment, then by using some magic software, the photographer stitches it all together to create the final “sphere”. It is this sphere that the view then experiences from the INSIDE.
You may have experienced this type of photo before, especially if you’ve ever seen a QuickTime VR movie, or have used Google StreetView. All of these are essentially photospheres. There are some fantastic uses for this technology, but as with any technique, it takes some practice and mastery of basic (and some advanced) photography skills to pull off a professional-looking final piece.
Marc Charette has create hundreds of photospheres, and is also contracted by Google to create official StreetView photospheres in his local area. Find out how he does it by watching this interview, then explore the links he’s provided below.
About Marc – in his own words…
As a Google Trusted photographer living on the Central Coast of New South Wales, my focus is on taking pictures of workplaces, people at work and the products and services they provide, mostly in 360° photospheres. With an extensive background sales, marketing, tourism, advertising, retail, training and services industry, I have have always found myself being the guy behind the gear, helping others tell their stories.
Going back to my first camera, a 1950’s Airies range finder to today, photography has always been in my life. With the new push towards 360° images and all things that look and feel VR, it was the right time to make the full time move and setup Work Pics. It’s about asking people… “So… what do you want people to see?” You can see my work on www.workpics.com or contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org You can also follow my on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/WorkPics360/
http://www.thisweekinphoto.com – This Week in Photo, also known as TWiP is one of the most popular and longest running photography networks in existence. The networks shows cover topics including landscape photography, street photography, wedding photography, Photoshop processing, family photography and more! The main show, TWiP is hosted by Frederick Van Johnson, who is also the founder and CEO of the network.