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.

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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!

Some of the cameras are standalone, others require a smartphone to take photos and MicroSD cards to store the images. Read our guide to find out which device best suits your needs.

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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!

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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.

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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!

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