Ricoh 360 cameras prove popular during pandemic, and a contest

I recently sat in on a media Zoom call re-introducing Ricoh Theta 360 cameras and a cool new contest. It was hosted by photogapher, Ben Claremont.


Takeaways from Ben's talk:


"Thanks to 360 cameras, I've been able to experience a ton of growth in my career."


He has dozens of 360 cameras, but prefers the Ricoh line.


Tips:

1. Use inbuilt HDR

2. Buy a selfie stick



Other info:


360 cams have allowed virtual tours during Covid


It was a great Ricoh THETA 360 Workshop with Ben Claremont. Ben is very knowledgeable and had great tips and tricks.


Sharing details on how to enter #THETAFreshPerspectives contest.


For photographers, ranging from amateurs to experts, to share their take on what a “fresh perspective” means to them visually. Don’t have a 360 camera yet? No problem! You can share any photograph as long as it showcases a unique angle, filter or editing technique. THETA users should post 360 images taken with their THETA – we want to see your best 360 shots and editing techniques.


How to enter:


Snap a photo that represents your take on a “fresh perspective” with whatever spin, angle, edit, or filter you think fits best! Once you have your image ready, follow these steps:


Post the photo to Instagram

Use the hashtag #THETAFreshPerspective in your caption

Prizes:


Three lucky winners will receive a RICOH THETA 360 camera. The grand prize winner will receive a THETA Z1, RICOH’s flagship 360 camera model, with the top two runners-up receiving THETA SC2 cameras.


The winners will be announced on March 23 at @theta360official.


More detailed rules:


How do I enter?

It’s incredibly simple! All you need to do is snap a photo that represents your take on a “fresh perspective” with whatever spin, angle, edit, or filter you think fits best! Once you have your image ready, follow these steps:

1.Post the photo to Instagram

2.Tag RICOH THETA (@theta360official)

3.Use the hashtag #THETAFreshPerspectives in your caption

Once you complete these steps, all you have to do is eagerly await the winner announcement from RICOH following the end of the SXSW virtual conference on March 23rd. (We’ll be there, more to come on that later.)


What can I win?

What’s a contest without a substantial prize? Three lucky winners will receive a RICOH THETA 360 camera. The grand prize winner will receive a THETA Z1, RICOH’s flagship 360 camera model, with the top two runners-up receiving THETA SC2 cameras. Winners will be announced via the THETA 360 Instagram page, so follow us at @theta360official to stay up to date and find out if you made the cut!