Key Considerations Before Starting 360-degree Shooting

Key Considerations Before Starting 360 Shooting

Venturing into the captivating world of 360-degree photography opens up a realm of creative possibilities. To ensure the success of your shooting, it’s vital to keep some important points in mind.


  1. Prepare Sufficient Memory Cards and Batteries

   Imaging being immersed in a breathtaking scene, ready to capture the stunning view, only to find that your battery or memory card has run out of space. To avoid this depressing scenario, please prepare enough memory cards with fast read and write speeds, preferably at least V30 class speeds. The SanDisk Extreme series microSD cards are a recommended choice, known for stable performance in most 360 cameras.

   360-degree cameras are notorious for their high power consumption, especially during extended video shoots. Hence, it's advisable to fully charge your batteries before heading out and carry several spare batteries and memory cards (at least two of each) to ensure ample space for your creative masterpieces.


  1. Avoid Shooting in Rainy Weather

   While raindrops can lend a poetic touch to a traditional photograph, they don't complement 360-degree shots. Even if your camera has waterproof features, raindrops can lead to blurry shots, which may not be the desired effect.

   Thus, it's best to avoid shooting in the rain for optimal results. Find shelter and patiently wait for the sunlight will contribute to make your shooting easier.  


  1. Harness the Power of Lighting

   When capturing landscapes in a fixed position, it's good practice to locate the position of the sunlight and align the lens seams with it. This ensures even lighting on different sides of the image.

   Lighting is paramount when using a 360 camera. If the scene too dark, using fill lights to maintain brightness will significantly enhance the final results. 

   To address the challenges of shooting in low-light environments, the QooCam3 has made significant advancements in eliminating your lighting concerns. Equipped with wide F1.6 apertures and two 1/1.55-inch sensors, it excels in low-light conditions, delivering vivid and intricate imagery.

QooCam3 Low Light Performance by Sanjun_G

(A Low-light footage from QooCam 3 photoed by Sanjun_G)


  1. Choose Your Location Carefully

   While 360 cameras are versatile and can accompany you almost anywhere, safety should always come first, especially in precarious locations. Shooting in places like beaches, cliffs, during storms, extreme sports, roller coasters, and outside vehicle windows require extra caution.

   It’s worth noting that shooting 360 outside a vehicle window can be a risk. Holding a camera while driving or extending a selfie stick out of a car window are dangerous, as passing vehicles could collide with it. The optimal approach is to securely mount the 360 camera on the roof of the car using a suction cup. This allows you to capture all the scenery along the way safely and flawlessly.


Start now! Keep this points in mind, make ample shooting preparations, and embark on your immersive 360-degree photography expedition today!

Discover more about the QooCam3, an affordable and ideal 360 action camera for beginners.

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