Moving in 360 – Walking Among the Dead – Graveyard Photography

360 photography Daytona Beach graveyard

Walking through a graveyard with a 360 camera on the end of a long stick can be a strange experience. I had a caretaker chase me down in a golf cart. He asked, “How are you doing?” “Fine,” I replied. “What are you doing?” was his next question. It was expected. After explaining to him that it was a camera on the end of a long monopod pole, and that I was just taking pictures, he was fine with it. I got some neat shots, and added a bunch to Google Maps for other folks to be able to take a virtual tour of the place their ancestors are laid to rest.

Having grown up in Daytona Beach, I saw a lot of family names that I’m sure are connected to people I know, went to school with, or own prominent businesses here in town. I have family there, so I paid my respects and had a quiet morning.

Here’s an inverted tiny-planet view of the same shot –

360 Photography Daytona Beach Graveyard

Moving in 360 – 360 Photography in Daytona Beach

360 photography in Daytona Beach, FloridaI’ve been experimenting with 360 photography lately, and really enjoying the medium. I love the idea of sharing a place or an experience in a unique way, beyond just a flat, two-dimensional image. It can be presented as a panorama, or morphed into what’s affectionately known as a “tiny planet”.

My home town of Daytona Beach, Florida, provides many opportunities for great 360 photographs. Palm trees, water, and blue skies are everywhere. I’m still learning to set up shots and figure out what my gear can do, so there will be a lot more 360 photography to come!

This image was taken near the City Island library in Daytona, using a Samsung Gear 360 camera on a selfie-stick.