360 Degree Photography

Siem Reap, Cambodia

What is 360 degree photography?

It’s the art of capturing an entire scene in a single image.

Professionally speaking, this type of photography is used to create online supports and immersive identities for all kinds of establishments focusing on their online communications.

Uses are typically to create virtual projects, for places having a Google Business accounts, online travel agencies and social network platforms.

Ford Mustang (limited edition) - Phnom Penh360 degree photography

In my opinion, 360 degree photography is the most honest way to showcase a small or a large space.

Portfolio of 360-Degree Photos

Julien is an expert in 360-degree photography providing very high-quality imagery.

Discover below his portfolio to see the outcome of a talented and professional 360-degree photographer.

Julien doesn't work with a 360º camera, but with high-end equipment.

Projects with 360° Photos

Creating virtual projects is the most common end result with 360 degree photographs.
Also to showcase them on the Google Business account/profile of a place.

Virtual projects

A virtual project may be called a virtual tour and it typically focuses on the virtual visit of a property. This type of project is commonly used to showcase real estate properties and high-end hotels.

A virtual project can also take the form of a virtual exhibition. This category is usually used as a medium for physical exhibitions and by museums.

Google Business Accounts

Showcasing 360 degree photos is also available for places having a Google Business account.

Here, the 360° photos will be available online on such accounts and with the possibility to use/embed the 360 degree photos on a business website.

Image Resolution

What does Image Resolution means?

It's the depth of an image that can be zoomed-in without losing details.

That said: the more an image stays sharp when zooming in, the more it has an high resolution.​

Julien’s services offer a range of images with megapixel and gigapixel resolution.

Megapixel Images

This is the standard image resolution of Julien’s services.
Here, the resolution is 288 megapixels which provides excellent zoom quality.

Check this demo and zoom in

Check this demo and zoom in

Gigapixel Images

This is the ‘Rolls-Royce’ resolution of Julien’s services.
Here, the image resolution reaches 1,3 gigapixels which provides outstanding zoom quality!

Zoom in on the small texts

You are now sure to know that the ‘beauty’ of an image (its colors, contrast, etc.) has nothing to do with its resolution.

Interested to know Julien’s fee to shot megapixel and gigapixel Images?

Flat 360 Degree Photos

Before being able to rotate a 360 photo in 360º, such images are first of all ‘flats images’.

Know that native computers and devices aren’t built to rotate 360º images.

Tiny Planets

From time to time we can see “tiny planets” (also called mini planets) on the Internet, and those images are created from 360 degree photos.

Technically speaking, this outcome is created by using a “stereographic projection” on 360 degree photos, allowing professional photographers to easily turn them in such ways!

Few Clarifications

• A 3D photo IS NOT 360 degree photo. Moreover, "3D photo" is a wrong wording, because 3D goes with objects.
• A 360° panorama is not considered as a 360 degree photo. This type of image/panorama means that its zenith and the nadir (its highest and lowest parts) are missing!

A 360 degree photo can also be called a VR photo, photo sphere, and spherical photo.

What is a 360 degree photo?

It's the aspect of viewing an image interactively from its central position.


A full-frame DSLR.

• Megapixels image: ~15 minutes.
• Gigapixels image: ~45 minutes.
Then, post-production takes about 1 day per 360-degree photo.

Each third-party hosting platform has their own policies to the medias you are publishing to their platforms – such as the compression of a 360-degree image, of a photo, etc.

Booking.com, Google Business accounts, Google Maps, Google Earth, Facebook and all business websites.

Other platforms such as Instagram, Agoda and others OTAs (Online Travel Agencies) doesn’t support – yet? – 360º images.

December, 2024

“Unfortunately, Tripadvisor does not currently feature any new 360° photos on our accommodation listings.

Although you may noticed some accommodation listings still have 360° photos visible on Tripadvisor, those are very old panoramic photos provided by Tripadvisor. We no longer provide or publish 360° photos now, owners will not be able to upload any 360° photos from the Management Center.”
Tripadvisor Support Team

Did you know that 360-degree photography was developed in the late 19th century? Read more (Wikipedia).
Do you have another question, even technical, to which you would like to have a clear answer?