This week, Getty have launched the new Getty Images Virtual Reality Group with over 12,000 360° images, as well as gigapixel content from major events and venues.
For those who hate having to actually get up off their computers and leave the house, photography can be a potentially tricky prospect. Now, Nvidia have presented the world with a possible solution to this problem in the form of Ansel; An in-game “camera system”. Ok, so it’s not really photography, but it is quite an interesting technology.
The Ansel photo mode allows you to step outside of the game’s predetermined destiny for your character, and allow you to position your camera and compose your shot with a fully free form camera, with full 360 degree stereoscopic abilities viewable on a range of devices including your mobile phone.
The upcoming virtual-reality oriented action camera captures 360° video in 4K, above or up to 100 feet below the water surface, and seems to be in an excellent position to make an impact on the action cam and VR markets.
Talk is cheap though and good looks can be deceiving, so here are the first video samples captured with the KeyMission 360, showing off the camera’s impressive capabilities.
Photographer Eric Pare (previously) is always pushing his 1 second light painting technique, and it is quite interesting to see what results you can achieve when you are imposing creative limits on yourself.
Being limited to roughly 1 second, Eric wanted to try something new for Adobe Max and created one of the simplest, yet powerful lighting painting tool that I have seen.
Eric used a $25 LED strip zip-tied to a broomstick to create a straight line of small LEDs. Aside the symmetrical patterns, those LEDs also change colors so the results are pretty RAD.
We all know Google Earth as a great tool to get a feel for a distant location with its satellite and Street View maps. Now imagine Google Earth after a massive dose of epic combined with state-of-the-art technology, and the result is the most brilliant virtual tour ever created.
Dubai 360 is the first virtual city tour to exclusively use interactive 360 degree content, including gigapixel panoramas, time lapses and video. That’s right, all in a fully interactive 360 degree view!
If you are taking lots of product photos for eBay or Etsy, here is a clever way to automate a 360 product shot courtesy of Rotaryview. (While the video below uses their system for the final gif, you can use other ways group the shots – like combining them into an animated gif)