360° Photography Services
I've been interested in panoramic photography and 360° photography since Google added the ability to create Photo Spheres using Android phones.
I was recently made a Google Streetview trusted photographer and I'm interested in exploring business opportunities with clients who believe that 360° photography would help to promote their brand.
How I take my Photo Spheres
My early attempts at 360° Photo Spheres were taken as sequences of images stitched together inside my Google Nexus 5 Android phone. The process is quite time consuming but you do get nice, high resolution, results.
In 2016 I bought a dedicated 360° camera. Although its resolution is lower than the stitched images produced on a phone it still produces excellent results in a fraction of the time.
The next step will be to invest in a high resolution single shot 360° camera so that the process can be speeded up while capturing very high resolution images.
Is there an audience for 360° photography?
The answer is a resounding YES! By uploading Photo Spheres to Google Maps you access a global audience.
My most viewed Photo Sphere to date is this one below of the Ancient Roman city of Hierapolis in modern day Turkey. As of 9th February 2017 this 360° photo has been viewed 135,923 times.
The photo above was captured using my dedicated 360° camera. The two images below were captured using a Google Nexus 5 Android phone.
The 360° image above, taken at Cedar Grove Lodge in Kings Canyon, California, has been viewed over 45,000 times.
This is the Hotel del Sol in San Francisco. There are a few stitching errors (particularly if you look up at the palm trees) but the photo gives a great impression of the property and has been viewed over 38,000 times.