Guide to virtual reality headsets for 360° photography

The best way to experience 360° photos is in virtual reality. That is why at Kuula, we created a dedicated application. Now you can browse all our photos like they deserve to be seen – fully immersed in VR!

Kuula Virtual Reality app

There are hundreds of virtual reality headsets avaialble on the market, some of the are great others, not so much. This article will help you choose the right headset for the best VR photo experience.


Interview with Tomasz Mielnik one of Kuula featured users

Today we present an interview with Tomasz Mielnik, a 360 photographer that comes from southeastern Poland. Poland has always been a place where cultures of the East and the West were merging and Tomasz is perfect in capturing the magic of that.

360 photo of Saint Nicolas orthodox church in Hrebenne, Poland near Ukrainian border

Saint Nicolas orthodox church in Hrebenne, Poland


Ludic 360 illustrations by artist & graphic designer Mr Tronch

André Coronado aka Mr Tronch is an artist based in Lima, Peru. He experiments with a ludic style and absurd drawings in various digital formats, including animated GIFs and 360 illustrations.

Apus, 360 illustrations on Mr Tronch

Cat galaxy

At Kuula, we love artists that go beyond photography and explore uncharted territories in 360° imagery. Sometimes, what catches our attention, is a clever composition trick. Another time it’s 360 illustrations or graphics rendered in 3D software.


Discover the playful 360° scenes by Obaqui360

Obaqui360 is the studio of Marcos Rios, a 360° artist & photographer from São Paulo, Brazil. He creates 360° compositions that combine beautiful, scenic environments with captivating characters. This results in playful and slightly surreal scenes, full of details to explore.

Perfect Day - Litoral  Norte Sao Paulo, photo by Obaqui360

Lobster Attack


Aerial 360° photography tips and tricks with Jason Wiegand

Aerial and drone shots are the most spectacular form of 360° photography. On Kuula, we’re always exicited to see our users posting new, surprising shots. Creating 360° aerial photos may seem very complicated at first, but with a little bit of practice, you can get some great results (relatively) easily! Jason Wiegand, an expert drone photographer, shares some tricks and tips of the trade.


7 tips for 360° photographers

Virtual Reality is a hot topic these days & 360° photography offers an affordable and easy way to start your adventure with creating immersive content. Starting with photography for VR is as easy as buying a 360° camera and registering on Kuula.

At Kuula we not only build the tools to help you share 360° photos, but we love taking them ourselves. Based on our personal experience and looking through thousands of photos our users have posted, we compiled a list tips and tricks for every VR photography enthusiasts.


Lens flare effect on Kuula – video tutorial

A lens flare effect brings a new light on your photos, it’s an art form of its own. You can use it to create a unique feel, capable of evoking the drama within your photography. With the lens flare effect, you’ll find many ways to easily enhance the beauty and creativity of your 360° photography.


Getting started with 360° photography

The Holiday season is upon us and everyone is trying to figure out what presents to get. If you like to try new, cool devices, a 360° camera is an ideal gift! Don’t worry – 360° photography no longer requires expensive equipment and complicated software. There is a few great, inexpensive point-and-shoot cameras on the market and now they got even cheaper!

Update, May 2019. For more recent camera recommendation, please see this article. The cameras listed below are still available on the market, but newer, better models are available.

Interview with Quba Michalski (aka QubaVR)

We present first in a series of interviews with our users. This time we sat down with Quba Michalski, who was one of the very first to join us and post his work on Kuula. Check out what he has to say about 360° images and VR in general. Enjoy!


Uploading 360 photos on Kuula

Uploading 360 photos and images has never been easier thanks to Kuula. Whether you want to experiment taking 360 photos with your mobile phone, have a Ricoh Theta or a DSLR or use a 3D software to render 360 images, Kuula is the best place to share your work. It has an easy to use interface for uploading files and it works right in your browser on both desktop and mobile devices.

Here’s a handy quickstart guide how to use Kuula, register and upload your first image! It’s very easy.


How to Shoot 360-Degree Photos With Your Smartphone

When Google Street View first came out, it was an amazing technical achievement. Browsing 360° Street View photos felt a lot like actually going to all these places!

Those photos were made by expensive and bulky cameras mounted of cars, but today 360° photo making is becoming more accessible for everyone thanks to a new generation of devices such as Ricoh Theta S or the Samsung Gear 360.

In the long run, it’s quite likely that we will be able to snap 360°s with our smartphones, using a pair of integrated wide-angle lenses or even some more advanced tech such a light-field camera that Lytro is working on.

Meanwhile, to get a taste how fun 360° photography can be, you do not need to spend any money, because there’s an app for that!