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Basic Using a selfie stick

By extending a selfie stick with THETA pointed in various directions, you can take 360-degree photos of completely different atmospheres.

Regardless of the shooting situations, make sure THETA and the selfie stick are aligned.

Be careful, if THETA and the selfie stick are not aligned with each other, then the selfie stick will appear in the image.

① Raise the selfie stick up for aerial shots.

Set to self-timer mode and press the shutter button.

 

Just hold the selfie stick with THETA attached in your hand, extend the stick and hold it high up. Then pose as in the photo below, and you’ll get a photo like an aerial shot from above as if taken by a drone.

②Extend a selfie stick forward for natural wide-angle selfies.

One of the features of THETA is that it has a top-and-bottom correction function, and images are always displayed as the sky is up, no matter what angle you shoot.

Post from RICOH THETA. – Spherical Image – RICOH THETA

③ Put the selfie stick on your shoulder for backshots.

Set the self-timer mode and press the shutter button. All you have to do is extend the monopod with THETA and put it on your shoulder, as in the photo below.
Just by extending the selfie stick forward, you can record the scenery and yourself naturally as if you had someone photograph you.

The photo looks like it was shot by someone else from behind you.

④ Point the selfie stick at your feet

You can shoot as if you were shooting you from below when you point the selfie stick with THETA extending straight to your feet,

Your legs look longer with the wide-lens effect.

Note: THETA and a selfie stick must be straight

Most selfie sticks allow you to change the angle of the mount or attachment point, but when using THETA with a selfie stick be sure to avoid having the camera attached with any angle. THETA and the selfie stick should be inline with each other.

If they are not inline then the selfie stick will be in the frame as in the photo below.

By keeping THETA aligned with the selfie stick, you can take natural shots without the stick in the frame.

Play around with THETA pointed in various directions but be sure to keep it inline with the selfie stick!

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