Just sharing some Thanksgiving photos. This was the first year that I spent some time recording my family’s Thanksgiving activities with a 360 degree camera. I’m good enough now setting up shots and being less intrusive that it almost feels easier than having people pose for regular pictures. The RICOH THETA seems to nicely fade and people just keep doing what they’re doing. I like that.
Here’s a first toast, with family and friends focused on the camera. Sometimes, that level of focus produces more interesting picture. It’s a cherished tradition each year to take stock and talk about what we’re thankful for:
Throughout the afternoon - we eat around 1pm so we have the day to digest - I had set up the camera on a homemade tripod in the middle of the dining area. I set interval timing to 10 minutes per shot at first and then 2 minutes per shot. What you see here covers about an hour of chatting and eating.
And… after several hours of eating and sitting around talking, it’s a mini family tradition to go to the nearby park and move around some. We captured us kicking around the soccer ball with a RICOH THETA S, made sure not to video for too long so the size of the video file doesn’t get too big, transferring the video from the THETA to my smartphone using the THETA+ App, then editing the video using the THETA+ Video app (turning into Tiny Planet, trimming ends so you don’t see me turning the camera on and off, and adding the “libra” filter to make the sky color pop a little more). Probably 10 minutes of effort, total. Other that working to get my family members to cooperate.
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!