One of the challenges of 360 photography is finding sites that take advantage of the technology. Just uploading the image to Blogger for example makes the image look like it was taken in a fish bowl.
A 360 image embed from Flickr works, but it takes you to Flickr to open the file.
Fortunately I found a great site from Kathy Schrock
that covers the “how-to” of displaying these images. That led me to Pannellum
. Pannellum will take a spherical image you have hosted on the internet, such as Flickr and give you an embed code that allows you to show the image as it should be seen. Below is this side of Kathmandu from the rooftop at work. The camera was held over the railing on a tripod.
The temple on the hilltop is Swayambhunath
A larger version of the image can be seen on Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/148854208@N08/30696342250/in/dateposted-public/
While in Vietnam two weeks ago, I was introduced to a new camera, the Ricoh Theta S. It has a lens on each side and takes 360 degree photos and movies.
The camera is small and extremely light weight. Fits easily into a pocket, or with a small tripod into a purse or backpack.
The camera take selfies to a whole new level. For example, tonight’s Halloween visitors (try rotating the image with your mouse down):
Happy Halloween! From Kathmandu
#theta360 – Spherical Image – RICOH THETA