360-degree photography is a new technology that revolutionizes how construction companies create, protect, and share images of projects with their clients. The 360-degree photography tech integrates eight spheres with eight lenses on top to capture 360 degrees of views in a fixed spot. It’s not only used for construction sites but also for photography and videography professionals to capture high-resolution 3D photos and videos. This article will discuss the main benefits of using 360-degree photography in construction and architecture.
1. Provides a Better Sense of Space
A 360-degree photograph from a specialized camera can capture more than the previous overlapping matrices of photographs, such as an edge-to-edge view in one image. One of the primary benefits of 360-degree photography is that it provides a great sense of space that gives a great perspective. That means clients, contractors, and even the general public will have an idea about the site’s situation, progress, and accomplishments.
Also, construction managers, real estate developers, architects, and even artists can utilize a 360-degree photo in other media such as print and online. It is possible to show a client the entire site, including all the car parks, roads, buildings, and amenities, with a 360-degree photo.
2. Increases Quality
The 360 photography construction technology offers a more accurate representation of the project than usual architectural photography. It is not only used for construction sites but also for photography and videography professionals to capture high-resolution 3D photos and videos. It helps the clients get an idea about their environment sooner during and after construction.
3. Avoids the Risk of “Incomplete” Photos
360-degree photography can capture images in every direction, indoors and outdoors, with a wide-range view. For example, in a photo taken with a DSLR camera, you can only capture a subject at ground level and not above or below them, which is not ideal. You’ll also need to stand at a fixed spot while taking pictures, which can be difficult when you have so much work.
360-degree photography allows you to switch between subject and background without moving any position easily. Therefore, you’ll see all angles of the project as if you were onsite.
4. Provides More Intuitive Viewing
The actual scenes are captured by the eight cameras and converted into a 3D model, zoomed down to a final resolution of eight megapixels. The images will be fully interactive and include information about the floor size, walls, ceilings, openings, and furniture.
When a client wants to view a part of the project that would be hard to see from one or two angles, you can enable them to see it clearly from any angle they want. You can meet investors’ and clients’ needs with an interactive online model if they have specific requests. It enables the contractor to:
- Improve the presentation of the project
- Create new ideas for design or construction
- Enable existing areas to be visible in greater detail without having to move around the project
Additionally, the images are fully customizable and used in real-time. As a result, the client will get a real-time view of how the project is evolving.
5. Increases Productivity
It enables the project owners to integrate their construction better with the community’s needs and create more welcoming public spaces. In addition, it will improve the site’s safety and lower construction costs. When it comes to the finished product, this will help boost customers’ satisfaction and increase the property value. The contractor’s productivity includes:
- Potentially more hours worked in a day
- Fewer people are required to do the same job
- Improved safety and injury management
- Fewer theft or equipment damage risks
In conclusion, 360-degree photography is a groundbreaking technology that can radically change how construction site’s perspective. Not only does it gives a better visualization of the project, but it also offers a lot of other benefits used in various industries, such as documentation, records, and reports. In addition, it provides high-quality images allowing you to “walk around” the space. As a result, many businesses, including real estate, archaeology, arts, landscaping, the healthcare industry, etc., use 360-degree photography.
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