Did you know that you don’t always need a 360 photography turntable to photograph an object or a product in 360 degrees? This time we came across a recent article on core77.com about a different 360 photography technique used by photographer Eric Pare of Montreal, Canada. Eric experiments with the hybrid-light photo painting and motion-stop photography mixed with “bullet-light” technique to capture 360 photos in an awesomely unique way.

He has tough requirements in that he shoots 360 views of dancing people while capturing their movements from various angles to create an immerse artistic presentation of the dance in 360 degrees. So Pare’s solution is a custom rig made of 24 DSLR cameras that he arranged on a circular frame surrounding the dancers. Take a look at the video below:

While it works well for capturing action animations, Eric’s technique is not very suitable for 360 product photography as it’s a fixed setup both in terms of camera position, lighting, background, the number of 360-degree frames, etc., not to mention it can be quite expensive to build. Though we think this concept has a lot of potential when applied to 360 photography of large objects such as cars, furniture, large industrial machinery and similar products where the cost of building a custom rotating platform (if possible at all!) would be prohibiting.

Keep this technique in mind when approaching you next 360 photography assignments and if you get a chance to build something of this scale and complexity, let’s get in touch and share your experience on our blog!