Light Painting In 360 With The Ricoh Theta S

Learn How To Draw Pictures In The Sky With This Incredible 360 Photography Style
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Create amazing 360 light paintings that will STAND OUT from the crowd of conventional 360 photos


  • You will need to own a Ricoh Theta S camera
  • Have a basic understanding of how 360 photography works


So you've bought the Ricoh Theta S camera and want to take your 360 photography skills to the next level. With 360 gaining popularity so rapidly, it's essential to broaden your creative skillset if you really want your work stand out from the crowd.

As someone fortunate enough to have one of the top Instagram accounts in the 360 niche, i can tell you that my success has been no coincidence. The reason i got to the top was because i keenly observed what the most popular photo styles were over the years, and took note of what people responded to the best. My most popular Instagram photos ever were mostly light paintings, and the extra attention they brought me, helped me get discovered as a serious name in the photography world.

In this brand new course by LIFE in 360, i'm going to teach you EVERYTHING i know about light painting, as i embark upon a an important assignment for Ricoh, on one of their big social media campaigns. The end result became one of their most popular images ever, and this course will walk you through every step of the journey i took to snap it. You've seen our 360 tutorials on Youtube, and now we take it to the NEXT level for our advanced Theta S users. By the end of this course, you will have a broad knowledge of 360 light painting, accompanied by the technical skills and know-how necessary to execute the same stunning images with your own camera.

Who this course is for:

  • Any keen 360 photographers who own a Theta S camera and want to take their skills to the next level

Course content

1 section • 9 lectures • 31m total length
  • What is light painting, and which cameras can do it?
  • Which lights should i use?
  • What's the best exposure length?
  • Finding the perfect location
  • Setting up the shot
  • Using the self timer and making adjustments on the fly
  • Going from GOOD to PERFECT
  • Summary + Final result
  • BONUS: Drawing inspiration from the world's best light paintings


360 Videographer & Photographer
Ben Claremont
  • 4.6 Instructor Rating
  • 100 Reviews
  • 5,514 Students
  • 1 Course

Hey guys, and welcome to my page!

Three years ago, i was filmmaker struggling to make ends meet with my creative work: ten years of passion and hard work had left me with extremely little financial reward.

Until, one day scrolling through Instagram, i discovered the Ricoh Theta M15 through a post by my favourite camera blogger, Philip Bloom. It was a dude at the beach, sipping a cocktail, WHILE SITTING ON HIS OWN PLANET! This effect was so freaking awesome that I had to try it myself.


I had $500 in my bank account, and found the camera on eBay for a whopping $480. This led me to a serious moral dilemma: buy this amazing camera.. or eat.

Can you guess what i did?

This hunger for 360 photography led me to where I am today, with around 60k followers across the various social networks, 2.2 million views on YouTube, and the most popular 360-related blog on the internet. 

I'm super proud of the impact Life in 360 has had, which led me to write a best-selling book, work with major international camera brands, and travel the world sharing my passion with big crowds of fellow camera geeks.

It’s still early days in the 360 world, and the future is very, very bright for all of us. 

So join me on this journey – and don’t forget to capture your world in 360!!!