These are my steps for 360 photography, including the equipment and software I use.
Equipment and software required:
Camera: iPhone 11 Pro (you might be able to use any smartphone/tablet with IOS or Android OS)
Software: Google Street View
Download Google Street View from Apple’s App Store and Open it.
Press the camera icon in the lower right-hand corner, then Camera again.
Hold the phone vertically and target the orange dot, rotating in a circle until I cover the full sphere.
When complete, the orange checkmark will become green and the app will start stitching the set of images into a 360 photosphere, which will look like this in the camera roll (see image below).
Publish them to Google Street View, Facebook (see below images) or a blog post like this one if I choose to.
- Take your time when targeting the orange dot, especially in low light situations, otherwise, images will come out blurry after the stitching.
- Look for a large room with high ceilings and lots of light or an open area like a square or park where you can stand in the middle.
- Avoid standing too close to a building, or straight lines in general, because the stitching won’t work very well. I am happy with at least 5 m/16 ft clear and uniform space around me.
You will also need a Google/Facebook account.
Feel free to check out some of my most viewed 360 photos below:
Mayfield Lavender Farm