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Take Better Virtual Tours using the Poor man’s Tennis Ball Photosphere Camera Helper

After having a lot of fun using the new Photosphere app on iOS on the iPhone5 I’d like to up my game a little and improve the stitching quality of the virtual tours produced using this awesome photography app to take photospheres while out and about on the fly when visiting exotic places, urban exploring or whenever the mood takes me.

Here’s a video tutorial which uses some simple household items to improve the stitching by enabling you to fix the camera on a single spherical point using a tennis ball cut in two and appears to vastly improve the stitching.

Sadly, owning an Apple iPhone5s this method will be tricky to accomplish with the camera being located in the top left corner of the device and not in the middle like the video demonstrates. However, it’s a good source of inspiration which I’ll hopefully adapt to make my already pretty decent photospheres even better!

Happy hacking!

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