Friday, May 16, 2014

The Ricoh THETA. This is not a professional camera, but it sure is fun to use.


 Hi Photographer friends,

Ricoh introduced a fun camera called "THETA" a little while back. It is very inexpensive at around $350.00 and it is a lot of fun. The camera allows a full 360 degree spherical image.  Furthermore, is can be controlled with a smart phone. You can read more here about the specifications.

If you already own one, there is a contest in collaboration with CNN about taking a photo-journalistic image. Read about the contest here

I entered the contest with this first image entitled "Theta me out to the ball game". It's about taking my  two years old grandson to its first major league baseball game. His Dad, my Daughter and I had the pleasure of watching his big eyes looking around at the Baltimore's Oriole game against Detroit. He liked it and we were there for all nine innings. 

Click on the image below to see and navigate the 360 degree spherical image. 

Here is another example. This is the Press Box Operation of the Orioles in Baltimore. Click on it.

Thank you for visiting,

Yvon Bourque

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