360 Panoramic Photography for Virtual Tours and Object VR
What you'll learn
- Select the proper software and equipment for creating panoramic images.
- Setup the equipment to photograph a panoramic/spherical image.
- Photograph a panoramic image using the 4 shot, 6 shot and 18 shot workflow.
- Organize and name their photos using industry standard process.
- Process RAW images, remove ghosts, and erase the tripod.
- Stitch images together using industry lewvel software packages.
- Publish photospheres to Google Maps
- Create a multi node tour with popups.
- Photograph and create an object VR which is published to a web page.
- Create an enhanced printed book with QR codes
- Students will benefit if they have a basic knowledge of photography and digital cameras.
- Students should understand terms like aperture, shutter speed, ISO etc.
Panoramic Photography is becoming more popular as the tools to create and publish photospheres become easier to use and more readily available. However, not all photospheres are of good quality.
This course will provide you with industry-standard expertise in purchasing equipment, acquiring, processing and stitching panoramic images, and publishing them to a website and Google Maps.
I will walk you through the process that I use to create high-quality panoramic images using a DSLR camera and Sigma 8mm fisheye lens. In order to take full advantage of this course, you will need to have access to the required equipment and software which I will carefully outline.
Who this course is for:
- This course is for anyone interested in photographing and creating virtual tours.
- This course is designed for anyone interested in creating photospheres for google maps.
- This course will prepare you to apply to become a Google Trusted Photographer.
Paul received his master's degree from Utah State University in Instructional Technology and worked as a civilian for the United States Air Force doing interactive computer-based firefighter training. He and his family then moved to Provo, Utah where he worked at Brigham Young University for five years in the Instructional Technology Center. While there, he was involved in authoring multimedia, digitizing video, training faculty in instructional technology. He then moved with his family to Buena Vista, VA where he joined the faculty at Southern Virginia University. While there he taught digital media courses. Ten years later he returned to Utah where he is now an Assistant Professor at Utah Valley University teaching courses in their Digital Media department in the Internet and Web Technologies degree.