Amateur vs. Pro 360 Photographer: ROUND 3!!!!!

Peter, it’s that time again. – Yes, it is. – First location of the day, we’re here in Tibidabo in Barcelona. We have an amazing church behind us, I’m shooting with my Theta Z1, Peter’s shooting with his
Canon, with a Nodal head. We’re both gonna be shooting 360, and I think our first shot is going to be at the top of this thing,
because this will get us up super high, and get us an amazing
elevated perspective of the whole of Barcelona, as well as this beautiful old church. – Yeah, we have a new saying,
“The higher, the better.” – So Peter, let’s get high. – [Ben] Have what? – (speaks Spanish) But you can’t film. – So we just talked for
half an hour with security, and marketing, to ride a two minute ride, and luckily it went in
our favor eventually, after we used our persuasive skills, our gift of the gab, they gave us these, and we’re allowed to
ride this two minute ride with our cameras, but we’ve
got to be very careful with what we do. – Yes, we do. We are always careful anyways. – Yes, let’s ride. – All right. – Apparently we have roughly
30 seconds at the top to get our money shot, so wish us luck. (dramatic music) Ge that money shot, Peter. Yep, I hear it, I hear it click. – Clicking.
– Say cheese, everyone. (clicking) – [Peter] Getting multiple shots. (dramatic music) – Okay, my turn! Five, four, three, two, one. I just hope my settings are okay. Oh no, that was way over-exposed. – Over?
– Way over. I’m doing raw. Okay, five, four, three, two, one. (dramatic music) Now that was thinking quickly. – All right. – Looking at my photos now, I
got at least five money shots. – I got at least one. – Okay, so I just previewed
my 360 image on my phone, and oh my God, that is
literally one of the best 360s I’ve ever taken, so in this
case, persistence paid off. We talked to them, we
didn’t leave straight away, we tried to convince them to let us shoot, and you know what it took in the end? It was me showing them my Instagram page, and they’re like, “Oh my God,
you’re a good photographer, “and you have followers,
therefore here’s a pass, “you can go anywhere you want
to in this amusement park.” So there you go, people want
content, they want exposure, so if you can convince them that
they’re gonna get exposure from your shots, then they’re
more likely to cooperate with you shooting. I think I’ve found the symmetrical point, in between these three
lights and out here. Oh, that looks epic. (clears throat) Peter.
– Yes? – You stole my spot. – I did?
– I was right there. – Okay.
– That’s the money spot. – Yeah, I know, that’s why I’m here. – I turn my back for two seconds. I thought we were friends. – We are still friends. – No, we’re not. See you later, you jerk. – Still have the money shot. But I’m a nice guy, so
Ben can do it as well. – Okay, now we’re just above
the line of where we were, on that ride, so, I’d
say this is probably, once we get to the top, the
highest point of Barcelona. Peter and I don’t do drugs, but we do get high on a daily basis. – Yeah. We like to climb towers
and buildings and churches. Wow, is this the top of the top? – It’s the top of the top. – It is. – Oh, look, I can see Sydney from here. It’s over there. – Isn’t it over there? – No. It’s definitely that way. – So when we are at the
highest point of Barcelona, high is never high enough for me. I’m going to set up my Nodal Ninja pole, and go a little bit higher, to take the perfect picture. So I’m going to put up my DSLR
camera on top of the pole. I use this little device, it’s
the Nodal Ninja Ultimate R1. And it holds it like this, and then I can rotate it. So I just set up my camera,
it’s a full frame sensor, with my fish eye lens at 12 millimeters. Then I only need to
take four images around, that’s one, two, three, four. And I end up with a image,
an equirectangular jpeg image, which is about 18,000 by 9,000 pixels, which is pretty high resolution. – And while Peter took an
hour to set up that shot, I’ve already taken five. Here’s number six. Cheese! – One of the things that
we have to go through is the waiting game. I want my pictures to be empty of people, but it’s usually pretty
problematic in a touristic place like this. So it’s a matter of time and waiting, or taking multiple images. – I’ve been waiting about half an hour for the tourists to clear. Peter is very happy,
because they’ve just left. – Yes!
– He has a clean shot. So he’s shooting his little heart out. We have to hide from his
DSLR, or we’ll be in shot. This is what we call pole dancing. – Yes.
– Get out of the way of that pole! I can’t believe what I’m seeing. Peter is about to use a 360
camera, that isn’t a DSLR. What’s going on? – I’m going to use this camera, the Z1, because there’s a raw feature. – Raw is very good, I’ve been
shooting raw with all my shots here in Barcelona, and
they’ve been stunning, so I can see how this is
something that would be enticing to you, and maybe you’ll
decide to change systems and never shoot with DSLR ever again. – Simply depends on the
location, and where you are. I cannot bring my pole out and put a very heavy DSLR
just like this out there. But with this, it’s very easy, so, this is perfect for social media as well. – Yeah, it’s true isn’t it,
any camera is better than having no camera, so
if that’s all you have, in a location like this, you’re gonna get a stunning shot. It doesn’t matter if you’ve got a DSLR, you have a fancy 360
camera, or even a basic one, you’re gonna get an awesome shot. – Indeed.
– How’s it feel, Peter? To join–
– It’s easy. – Join the 360 camera club? It was easy.
– Yeah, it was easy. – It was quick, and
it’ll look pretty good. – You think so? – Yes, I know so.
– Yeah, it will be. It’s raw, we had the right settings, so it’s going to look good. – Hey, that’s where we just were. Just there. – Yep, Tibidabo. – How did we get here? – I don’t know.
– Teleported. – Yes.
– Hey Peter, I thought of something that
I can do, that you can’t. – Okay.
– This. – So Ben, that was pretty impressive and quite a workout I guess. – Yes, oh, I didn’t even
break a sweat, actually. – But I can do something
that you can’t do. – What? – Taking pictures in very high resolution, and high dynamic range, what about that? – Shut up. (laughing) – Okay, so final shot of
the day here in Barcelona. I want to capture this amazing place, in really high resolution,
instead of Ben using his hyperlapse kind of thingie. – Okay, that was pretty
good, I will give you that. But, I thought of another
thing you can’t do with that. – Oh? Which is? (crickets chirping) – Well, Peter, it’s been fun. – Yeah, Barcelona has
been big fun, actually. – Got some good 360s. – Absolutely. – Have to do it again some other time, some other place, coming soon
to a YouTube window near you.


  1. Ben Claremont August 25, 2019 at 8:58 am

    Who won?

  2. Andy Weighell August 25, 2019 at 8:42 pm

    Ben, I love your videos, Just recently bought myself an Insta 360 One X, I'm loving it, so much fun. i've fallen in love with it. So easy to use and edit, Thanks for the advice Ben.

  3. Виталий Шелестов August 25, 2019 at 8:42 pm

    Хочу к вам в гости!!! Приеду, можно?

  4. Santiago Champo August 25, 2019 at 8:43 pm

    I líke you video AND i like the amateur 360.

  5. 360 Tour August 25, 2019 at 8:47 pm

    Haha… The perks of being a "360 celebrity" 🙂

  6. Eysteinn Guðni August 25, 2019 at 8:50 pm

    From now on this series should be called pro vs pro. Both win

  7. The Wolf August 25, 2019 at 8:59 pm

    Muy buenos videos y comparaciones

  8. TomEricsson August 25, 2019 at 9:10 pm

    why don’t you use Insta360?

  9. MegaControl August 25, 2019 at 9:12 pm

    buen video !! épicas fotografías 😉 ya queremos hacer algunos videos 360 para Megacontrol

  10. LEXPIX August 25, 2019 at 9:13 pm

    Nice, both setups have their advantages for sure.

  11. Little Planet August 25, 2019 at 9:31 pm

    Our battles are getting higher and higher 😛 Here are the DSLR results:

  12. RemekTek Media August 25, 2019 at 9:36 pm

    Great video. How can I stitch fisheye lens images?

  13. GAproductions August 25, 2019 at 9:43 pm

    What Sony e mount equivalent lens cam be used?

  14. איתמר ששון August 25, 2019 at 10:11 pm

    Are you excited about the new camera?
    Do you think I should buy insta360 one X or should I wait for the new one?
    Wait to hear your thoughts, hope you will make a video about it next week 🙂
    Btw how much do you think the camera will weight?

  15. Profile Photography August 25, 2019 at 10:11 pm

    the cost of a canon 5D with fisheye lens will cost much more plus i'd fear getting mugged for such an expensive camera …the Theta can be concealed more quickly

  16. Jakob August 25, 2019 at 11:51 pm

    What a joke that DSLR dude didn't even try to beat you with 10:44
    either your a dedicated and a loyal photographer or your not..
    I wanna see Peter from Belgium deepthroating his massive DSLR.
    but whatever, maybe next time.. thx to both for some fascinating shots, wicked clear high res. 360quality Peter gets with his DSLR.. impressive.

  17. Chris Halili August 26, 2019 at 12:23 am

    The hi-res is beautiful, but nothing beats portability!

  18. 360 Journey August 26, 2019 at 12:45 am

    Where do I sign up for the next challenge?

  19. David Yateman August 26, 2019 at 1:01 am

    360 cameras are easier to carry 👍🙂📸.

  20. Balbisiana A August 26, 2019 at 1:15 am

    Canon walk all around the 360 cam . Like no comparison, yeah that’s a 5 Ds with 50 mp and it took longer, but the quality. Once you’ve tasted honey ,sugar won’t do

  21. engcai yen August 26, 2019 at 1:50 am

    Great job, I love it👍

  22. 888visuals August 26, 2019 at 2:23 am

    Do you think the next Insta360 camera (22g camera with motion stabilization) is going to be a 360 camera? Most likely not since you haven't done a video on it yet. Just wondering.

  23. OneEyedUser August 26, 2019 at 2:27 am

    Love this series. I wish you could release these videos more often but I know that I can't expect you and Peter to travel around the globe all the time so I'm just happy that you are still doing videos with him once in a while.

  24. Rankin Production August 26, 2019 at 2:55 am

    Great Video! Your last shot was epic from in your mouth, lol

  25. Off The Jacks August 26, 2019 at 3:32 am

    All the images were beautiful!
    When some DSLR guy gives me crap about my cheap 360 camera…I just send them to my video where I have it out a car window doing 80 mph and ask them if their fancy camera can do that. LOL

  26. Marcos Cortes August 26, 2019 at 3:38 am

    Fucking gooooood

  27. April YSH August 26, 2019 at 4:15 am

    Pole dancing for that money shot all over the world! Tough gig!

  28. Izzy Razzbuffnik August 26, 2019 at 4:46 am

    Yes, I did notice the improved production. This is one of your best yet. Just to let you know, I'm stealing that mouth shot idea.

  29. RobertoPhoto August 26, 2019 at 5:05 am

    What software is used for animating the dslr shots? I know that there is Theta+ app for 360 cams but what software can do the same/similar animation keeping the nice high res of the DSLR?

  30. TRAVEL AND TECH August 26, 2019 at 7:16 am

    You guys make a great team! Hope one day I can tag along and take 360 photos with you guys!!!! Visit the Philippines!

  31. gaurav kumar August 26, 2019 at 7:51 am


  32. Luke Bell August 26, 2019 at 8:22 am

    The shots from the Canon are so crisp! Damn!

  33. Sherif Sonbol August 26, 2019 at 8:27 am

    It great to be with creative people.

  34. LittleKing Archery August 26, 2019 at 9:39 am

    Is there any commercial value to 360 and tiny planet images?

  35. Wilfried Gödert August 26, 2019 at 10:45 am

    Absolute the best.

  36. Daniela Tocan August 26, 2019 at 10:53 am

    How he did the tripod and sky shot with iust 4 shots?

    Any idea when the Z1 comes with exchangable battery and SD card? You know what you s a new go to me. I am high quality interest to yours next photowalk in cologne.

  37. Flabig 360 August 26, 2019 at 11:55 am

    Peter could da a hyperlapse with his DSLR, but it would take hours :p
    The quality of the Peters photo is awesome, but the bigger camera, less possibilities and longer post production are the winning points for a on-click-360° camera

  38. Our Scenic Life August 26, 2019 at 12:28 pm

    @Ben Claremont – Do you have a video on how to animate the 360 still shots for a video?

  39. Shenia Martins August 26, 2019 at 3:18 pm

    Hi, Ben. I'm your brasilian fan. Congratulations for your chanel and sorry for my english. Can you tell us which is the gear used by peter that takes pictures automaticaly? Is it the mecha? Thanks!

  40. Willy Kaemena August 26, 2019 at 3:51 pm

    You came 7 years too late ;-)))

  41. Joe Jacobsen August 26, 2019 at 4:24 pm

    Love the video Ben. Its such a great feeling finding a beautiful area with a sunny blue sky day and capturing it in 360. I usually have the OneX, Theta Z1, Insta360 Pro and now the Xphase. So I spend a lot of time shooting and sometimes don't really get time to enjoy the view. BTW the Xphase shoots 200mp and produces an image of 16384 x 8192. Now thats not far off Peters 18000 x 9000. Its excellent for landscape as it is so detailed.

  42. Arun krishnamoorthy August 26, 2019 at 4:50 pm

    You guys are awesome 😍

  43. MrRooroo13 August 26, 2019 at 5:32 pm

    Hey brother!

    If I can't afford/obtain the Bushman monopod/tripod just yet, what's the next best alternative in your opinion? I'll be using this for virtual tours 9 times out of 10!

  44. Johnny Bird Uruguay August 26, 2019 at 6:14 pm

    You did it 360 is more fun for everybody
    Cheers from 🇺🇾👍

  45. LowLightVideos August 26, 2019 at 7:07 pm

    10:48 Swallows it, for the Grande Tour.

  46. Harry Vitebski August 26, 2019 at 11:35 pm

    What software Peter uses for stitching?

  47. Alex & Tanti August 26, 2019 at 11:58 pm

    Pole dance definitely worth it ))))

  48. quadfly360 August 27, 2019 at 1:47 pm

    Think we can safely say the DSLR but what's the fun in that?!

  49. Roland Med. August 27, 2019 at 3:29 pm


  50. A Viking August 27, 2019 at 5:09 pm

    but what if I got content?

  51. Gerald van Zanten August 28, 2019 at 10:58 am

    Image quality from Peter`s dslr is better.But that is no surprise 😉

  52. Michael R. Silva August 28, 2019 at 11:33 am

    Seus vídeos são os melhores, infelizmente não tem tradução para o português, mas mesmo assim, consigo assimilar muito bem o que é explicado, devido a boa quantidade de ilustrações durante a exibição do mesmo. Abraço!!

  53. Roger Pérez August 28, 2019 at 2:40 pm

    Love to see 360 pics of my city! Regarding the "contest"… hard to say. Probably image quality will be better on the DSLR, but portability, usability… Think on a museum (where sometimes pictures are forbidden…) impossible with a DSLR! Anyway, nice to see you in Tibidabo and Montjuic (and around Arc de Triomf as well, Ben! 😉

  54. chrid999 August 31, 2019 at 12:15 am

    Great video! Entertaining and informative. Subscribed.

  55. amritpal marok August 31, 2019 at 8:58 am

    Hey ben do you think intsa 360 will launch a update for the one x soon? because it’s been almost a year since it was lunched? because i’m debating weather to wait for the update or just pick the one x up.

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