Could one of the most common 360 camera technique be WRONG?!? The Rule of Thirds for 360 is a revolutionary new approach to composition for 360 photos and 360 videos. If you’re looking for 360 camera tips and tricks, this could be the most important one of them all. Whether you have an Insta360 One X2, GoPro MAX, Ricoh Theta, or any other 360 camera, you need to know this essential technique!
The traditional advice for 360 cameras is to shoot at eye level. That approach works well for VR headsets, but what about phones and laptops, which is how most people view photos and videos? In this video, I show why the eye level rule doesn’t usually work.
But if it doesn’t work then what rule should we use instead? I propose to use the Rule of Thirds, adapted for 360 photos and videos using a simple rule: put the camera along a diagonal line around sloping 30 degrees from your head to a point around 5 feet from you at your waist level. Watch an experiment that shows where the Rule of Thirds for 360 comes from.
00:18 Why do we shoot from eye level?
02:03 When is the eye level rule wrong?
03:32 What is the rule of thirds? What is the golden ratio and golden spiral?
04:17 What is a reframed photo or video?
05:25 How do you apply the rule of thirds to a 360 photo or 360 video?
07:46 How to apply rule of thirds for 360 with different aspect ratios?
08:08 What about virtual tours?
EQUIPMENT USED for this video
► Insta360 One X2 reviewed here https://360rumors.com/insta360-one-x2/
► Quick release mount for monopod and for 360 camera – see here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jggGvK4FZb0
► Best360 monopod https://bit.ly/best360discount
► Oculus Quest 2 – reviewed here https://360rumors.com/oculus-quest-2-vs-rift-s-oculus-link-wireless-pc-vr-tutorial/
► Frankenquest (HTC Deluxe Audio Strap) https://360rumors.com/frankenquest-faq/
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