Photograph 360 Degree Around With A Mounted Water Tap
On this page we will take the water tap from the previous experiment and mount it on a small structure that holds it in front of the camera, providing solutions to the problems raised in the previous test.
The aim is to replicate the design of professional parabolic mirrors used for shooting 360 degree panoramas in a single shot.
For this we'll use a multitude of small objects, including a plastic tube obscured by a black piece of cloth, a circular glass, a twisted cardboard, the barrel of a pen, rubber bands and of course, the same water tap used in the previous experiment.
Over the camera which points straight up and aligned with the axis of the lens stands the tube, on top of which is secured the circular glass. Leaning on the center of the latter, a screw helps provide stability to the pen's barrel, on which rests, with its convex face looking down, the chrome water tap. The cardboard is loosely wrapped around the tube so it can be moved up and down to help control reflections produced by beams of light on the circular glass.
Shooting through the glass and by focusing on the water tap we obtain a picture as this :
Dismissing the light areas at the ends of the photo and the dark area at its center, we remap the donut-shaped area corresponding to the reflection over the surface of the water tap :
The panorama thus obtained can be seen in interactive mode, as follows :
Finally, this combination of elements has provided the best result of all experiments. The lines are reasonably straight, but with deformations near the top. The chrome surface shows some defects that are visible on the picture. Also, the overall quality of the mirror is mediocre, and the reflected image lacks sharpness. For the rest, the precarious structure built to hold the bell is too fragile and inconvenient, making it impossible to use the widget often.
The experiment, in short, was interesting but the obtained picture quality is not good enough. Starting from the next page we'll learn about professional accessories that help to create good quality panoramic photographs.
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360 Degree Interactive Panoramas
In Three Easy Steps
After reading this tutorial you'll be able to create your first 360 degree interactive photography with the camera you already have :
1 - Photograph
Take one or more pictures of the place you want to show.
2 - Edit
Convert your pictures into 360 degree panoramas.
3 - Publish
Make your panoramas interactive and available to the world on the internet.
If a picture is worth a thousand words, a 360 degree interactive panorama is worth a thousand pictures...
Online Virtual Tour Creator
Using the online virtual tour creator you can :
Convert your 360 degree pictures to virtual tours with a single click.
Insert your virtual tours into web sites, emails, blogs or wherever you like by just copying and pasting a text.
Know in a practical way all kinds of 360 degree pictures.
Discover that you can create hundreds of interactive virtual tours just as easily as you take pictures with your camera.
Check that with just one click from your camera and another click from your mouse it is possible to create a 360 degree interactive virtual tour out of nothing. And completely free of charge!!!
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