If you want to be able to take 360-degree photo spheres like mine, please follow the 5 easy steps below.
Equipment and software required:
Camera: iPhone 6S (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 check mark will become green and the app will start stitching the set of images into a 360 photo sphere, 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.
Ideally, I choose a location where the floor and the ceiling is uniform like grass and sky.
I take my time when targeting the orange dot, especially if is not enough light in the room, otherwise, some images will come out blurry and stitching will not work properly.
I look for a large room with high ceilings and lots of light or an open area like a square or park where I can stand in the middle.
I avoid standing too close to a building, or straight lines in general because the stitching doesn’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 360 degree photo spheres below:
Mayfield Lavender Farm