Making 360 photos with a smartphone
When Google Street View first came out, it was an amazing technical achievement. Browsing 360 Street View photos felt a lot like actually going to all these places!
Those photos were made by expensive and bulky cameras mounted of cars, but today 360 photo making is becoming more accessible for everyone thanks to a new generation of devices such as Ricoh Theta S or the soon-to-be-released Samsung Gear 360.
In the long run, it’s quite likely that we will be able to snap 360’s with our smartphones, using a pair of integrated wide-angle lenses or even some more advanced tech such a light-field camera that Lytro is working on.
Meanwhile, to get a taste how fun 360 photography can be, you do not need to spend any money, because there’s an app for that!continue