Visual, Written and Performing Arts

Creating 360-Degree Panoramas and Interactive Tours

Instructor: Ron Pepper

Learn how to shoot and develop stunning 360-degree panoramas and interactive virtual tours. Whether you’re shooting real estate or outdoor landscapes, the process starts with great raw images. Ron Pepper and Rich Harrington discuss the gear you need to get good 360-degree shots, including camera, lens, and tripod options, and share tips for shooting both standard and HDR images. Then they demonstrate post-processing techniques that use popular applications like Photoshop, Lightroom, and Photomatix Pro, and dedicated stitching software such as PTGui. Once the images are developed, you’ll discover how to share interactive images and virtual tours online with services such as Roundme and Spinattic or your own web server.

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