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360 photography

360 photography

360 photography is a method of photography used to capture a full panoramic photo from all angles.

Also know as immersive photography, VR photography, and spherical photography. 360 photography is a method of photography used to capture a full panoramic photo from all angles. This method of photography was once only reserved for very large companies and researchers, but a number of inexpensive consumer grade cameras came to the market with the rising popularity of virtual reality technology. 

There are a number of projections that a 360 photo can be viewed in:

Projection types:

Dual spherical projection

Equirectangular projection

Stereographic projection

These projections can be interacted with from a number of devices and players, from web browsers to full VR headsets.

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Converting dual fisheye images into a spherical (equirectangular) projection

Paul Bourke

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