We moved in to our Miami apartment at the beginning of this month, and the view from our new balcony has proved more entertaining than the television. Last night, I kept making my husband pause our stories on the tv so that I could setup my Nikon D610 on the balcony to capture the lightning storm. The hardest part is that whenever I take the time to get everything properly setup for an optimal lightning catch, the lightning ends! I did manage to get this little guy though before the lightning show completely ended.
One of the challenges that comes with using a 360 degree camera is figuring out interesting ways to present the image. In the clip below, I used Ricoh’s THETA+ iPhone app to “animate” my way around a single 360 picture that I took at Miami beach on Saturday.
My latest photography indulgence is a 360 camera. Mine is the Richoh THETA V, and it lets you take an image of everything around you in the single push of a button.
I like to call these “spinny” photos because about half of my Facebook crew claims motion sickness when I post them. What do you think?
Our Driftwood, Texas home is on the market so that we can move to Miami for my new Head of HR job. Even though I didn’t have time to do the real estate photos for our listing, I decided to buy a 360 degree camera and try my hand at creating a virtual tour. Creating the virtual tour was actually a faster process than photographing the home with a regular camera, particularly since there was very little “post processing” (editing). The only complication was that I didn’t realize before taking all of the pictures the first time that Zillow requires you to take them through their mobile App while it is connected to the camera. Luckily, my Ricoh Theta V camera was one of the very few that Zillow supports!
Instagram and I didn’t get off to the quickest start. Which must seem weird…a photographer who hates a social platform built on photos?? But I just didn’t get it. And I still don’t get Twitter. But Facebook became MySpace and my news feed got filled with click-bait and politics instead of interesting updates about my friends. So I downloaded Instagram and decided to just keep posting stuff until I learn to like it. I even used a hashtag last week. So come say hi.
Just pretend that your browser doesn’t have the word “blog” up there in the address line. This isn’t a blog. Social medial made blogs irrelevant. Sooo, this is a NEW part of my site I am calling Field Notes. Here, I get to tell you stories about my pictures! Totally not a blog.