• Getting a 360-degree camera? Here’s how you use one

    Phone apps can create 360-degree photos by stitching together images, but a 360-degree camera is required for video
    As cameras that shoot 360-degree photos and videos become affordable, curious users will face a new challenge: Figuring out how to take meaningful and compelling shots in what’s effectively a new medium.
    With 360 cameras, it’s tough to stay out of the shot, as there’s no hiding behind the lens. And old video habits – like following subjects as they move will be difficult. Whoever holds the camera no longer controls the field of vision. With 360 cameras, viewers do that in virtual-reality headsets, phones or computers.
    Some phone apps can create 360-degree photos by stitching together images, similar to a panoramic shot, but a 360-degree camera is required for video. Ricoh’s 360-degree Theta S camera sells for $…

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