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Improve your Lighting for more effective 360° Photography
Improve your Lighting for more effective 360° Photography

With a simple light you can drastically improve the quality of your 360° photography in dark environments.

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Written by Kristina Tenhaft
Updated over a week ago

Photography is often only as good as the lighting conditions allow, and 360° photography is no exception. This means that dimly lit rooms might result in low-quality photographs unless you take additional measures. Fortunately, you do not have to leave the lighting to chance and can use simple but effective tools to improve your JobWalks.

Below is a short presentation of the Halo 360 Light by Bushman that we list in our Hardware recommendations. We recommend this light because it is fairly small, can be attached to tripods easily, and offers 360° illumination.

Bushman HALO 360 light details

  • B&H shop (worldwide shipping)

  • Manufacturer shop (based in Europe, but also worldwide shopping)

  • See a sample project comparing different light conditions using the HALO 360 light in this quick demo.

  • Tutorial about how to use the HALO 360, please refer to this video.

HoloBuilder JobWalk app + Bushman HALO 360 light for optimal 360 capturing in all light conditions

Setup instructions

The HALO 360 light is placed in between the 360° camera (in the image below: Ricoh Theta Z1) and a monopod or tripod. Any with the JobWalk app compatible 360 cameras as well as stands with the right mounting standards can be used with the HALO 360 light.

In the example below the light is attached to the camera with a standard 1/4"-20 male tripod screw.

All put together, you can then continue with the capturing process as shown below. The JobWalk procedure itself does not change, but the quality of the captured materials in dark areas will drastically improve.

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To see what improvements can look like under real conditions just consider the example below. You can also open an example project with more comparisons.

Improvements of lighting under real conditions

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