Mastering the Use of Tripods and Selfie Sticks in 360 Panoramic Photography

Using Tripods and Selfie Sticks in 360 Shooting

In the realm of 360 camera shooting, there are two primary approaches come into play: stationary and motion shooting.


  1. Stationary Shooting:

When it comes to stationary shooting, the 360 camera is fixed in one position, which can be done by using a tripod or handheld method. This method is ideal for capturing stunning 360 panoramic videos or photos.

When opting for stationary shooting, employing a monopod is recommended. This is because the camera capturing the full 360-degree view, including the base of the monopod (with the center pole automatically hidden). Hence, the fewer extraneous objects within the frame, the better the result for both shooting and post-production editing. Unlike traditional tripods, which might inadvertently include the tripod's leg area, resulting in a less appealing visual. Ensure that you tighten the screws securely to prevent any potential damage to your camera.

Mastering the Use of Tripods and Selfie Sticks in 360

(Photographed by Siyang Qi with QooCam3)


  1. Motion Shooting:

When engaging in motion shooting, avoid directly holding the 360 camera in your hand, opt for a selfie stick instead. Many beginners might underestimate the importance of a selfie stick. However, holding the camera too close to the seams can result in visible stitching lines in your shots.


Most 360 cameras come with built-in mechanisms designed to invisibly handle the selfie stick, but a crucial prerequisite is that the selfie stick remains upright and unbent.


(Photographed by Javen with QooCam3)


Whether you're shooting while stationary or in motion, keeping the camera stable and ensuring optimal alignment are paramount for capturing seamless and immersive 360 panoramic content.

Learn more about the newly released 360 action camera, QooCam3.

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