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Spherical photography  360x180 ° i  virtual walks


The production of high quality 360x180° panoramic images is a complex process which requires a lot of technical knowledge and practical experience. This is due to the fact that in my services I don't use simple 360° cameras which generate images ready to be sent to the client and which offer only basic quality.

To realize my services I use professional equipment in the form of high class professional SLR camera with high resolution matrix, tripod dedicated to photography 360x180° and professional software for graphic processing of the images, combining them into spheres and creating virtual tours - very efficient regardless of the device on which the virtual tour is viewed and having interesting and practical functionality.


Below I present basic technical information in the form of questions and answers. I invite you to take advantage of my offer - I will be happy to answer any questions and provide a detailed quote for your project.


- Questions and Answers -

What is the subject of the service?

I make 360x180 degree spherical photos (spheres) and virtual walks based on them. First of all, I photograph all kinds of interiors - flats, apartments, offices, hotels, restaurants, shops, shopping centers, service points, sacred buildings, as well as museums, and a building and special ones - like palaces. I also implement projects related to outdoor space - e.g. parks, gardens, forests.

What makes my services stand out?

When implementing spheres and virtual walks, I primarily care about the quality:

- I use professional equipment - a DSLR with a very high resolution matrix and a head dedicated to spherical photos; I take photos in the so-called raw format, allowing in the next stage, very effective processing of images; I do not use cheap, ready-made cameras that generate images with many flaws and in formats that restrict further processing

- I usually take photos in the HDR technique that ensures the highest tonality of images, especially places with high contrasts - thanks to this I get the best lit scenes, places without burnouts and without underexposure

- I make panoramas as full spheres, the so-called 360x180 degrees - so that the so-called ZENITH points  and  NADIR  -  ie, points at the very top and very bottom of the sphere. Especially the latter point is most often blurred or limited in display by many photographers in order to hide the photo tripod. In my spheres, I show these areas in full quality, which is especially important when there is a very important element of the interior at the bottom of the stage - e.g. a mosaic or a carpet, which makes the interior attractive.

NADIR point - an example of a 360x180 ° sphere view - floor in a small bathroom

Zdjęcie sferyczne 360 stopni - widok NADIR

NADIR point - an example of a 360x180 ° sphere view - a floor in a church with a jubilee ornament

Zdjęcie sferyczne 360 stopni - widok NADIR

In what techniques and formats do I deliver the finished product?

Depending on the customer's needs, I deliver the finished product in the following forms:

- A single photo (one sphere) in the form of a JPG file with meta tags enabling the correct display of the sphere by placing it in such environments as Google Maps or Facebook.

- A single photo (one sphere) in the form of a ready environment for displaying the sphere, including its automatic rotation, in the absence of user activity. The delivered environment should be placed e.g. on the server where the client's website is implemented and in the appropriate place / window of the website, trigger the delivered panorama.

- A set of spheres connected in a virtual walk and placed in Google Maps in the area of the customer's business card. The provided walk is then available on Google Maps and can also be displayed directly on the customer's website.

- A set of spheres connected in a virtual walk, provided as an environment to be implemented directly on the client's website.

What is the difference between the implementation of a virtual walk on Google Maps and a dedicated implementation directly on the client's website?


Google Maps:

- the virtual tour is assisted by arrows, which allow you to move to the next places

- the view is static, i.e. it is rotated only when interacting with the viewer (using the mouse or by moving a finger)

- the implementation does not require interference with the client's website, unless he needs to display the spheres / virtual walk directly on his website

- points  ZENITH  and  NADIR  they often have distortions, the degree of which depends on the device on which the spheres are viewed (computer, tablet, smartphone); Depending on the device, also the display operation method may differ

- the spheres display mechanism is standard and not optimized for the devices used

Dedicated implementation:

- a virtual tour is supported by the so-called hotspots  - specially marked places that, when clicked / touched, lead to the next spheres

- it is installed as part of the client's website (although the environment itself may be on other resources / server)

- it is possible to automatically rotate the sphere when the viewer is inactive - place presentation mode

- individual spheres can be given names adequate to these places (e.g. Hall, Reception, etc.), displayed permanently, or after hovering the mouse over a given  hotspot

- it is possible to display a menu with icons corresponding to example operations: next / previous sphere, zoom in / out, rotate right / left, etc.

- it is possible to display thumbnails of spheres - allowing you to quickly move between them

- it is possible to permanently display the company's logo

- the resulting environment that is implemented is optimized in terms of image quality and speed of operation, as well as the amount of data sent via the Internet, depending on the user's device (computer, tablet, smartphone)

- the quality of the spherical photos is full and perfect - there are no problems with the degradation of places  ZENITH  and  NADIR

How long does it take to complete a photo session?

The duration of the session depends on the number of rooms. For example, an apartment consisting of a hall, two rooms, a bedroom, a kitchen and a bathroom takes about 2 hours.

After what time do I get the finished spheres / virtual tour?

The time depends on the number of spheres and ranges from three days to two weeks. In the case of implementing a virtual walk in Google Maps, an additional day is added for service processes in Google.

What is the implementation cost?

The cost depends on the number of spheres in one order - the greater their number, the lower the unit price. In each case, I calculate the price individually, depending on the scope - only spheres, a virtual walk in Google Maps, or an implementation dedicated to the client's website.

Virtual walk - example of implementation in Google Maps:

Virtual walk - an example of an implementation dedicated to the client's website:

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