Hello guys, some time ago, I’ve started doing 360 photohraphy and I’ve noticed that on my images, subject in the center of the image (in focus) is displayed normally, while the same subject, while being on the edge of the image is being distorted. Examples included in the links.
I also noticed that on some other websites and 360 photographies, this isn’t the case, or the distortion isn’t as extreme as in mine. Zooming the image does affect this, but I don’t think that zooming alone is the fix. Examples included in the links.
The distortion you notice is due to the field of view which is very large when zoomed out and rather samll when zoomed in. The effect is the same as with wide angle lenses and normal and telephoto lenses. There is nothing one can do about it unless one would find a way to change the laws of physics.
IVRPA - The International Virtual Reality Photography Association is an international association of photographers who create and produce 360° Panoramas and other Virtual Reality Content including 360° Video, 360° Virtual Tours, Gigapixel Panoramas, and more.
This website showcases both our members and VR Photography community enthusiasts, and serves as a central place for news and communication for the 360° VR industry.
Professional and amateur and 360° VR photographers are encouraged to Join IVRPA and participate on this website.