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VR Panorama: 826LA Writers Room

826LA Writers Room at Manual Arts High School. Panoramic VR photo by Jim Newberry.

I recently visited Manual Arts High School in Los Angeles to shoot a virtual tour for the amazing non-profit writing and tutoring organization, 826LA. A number of illustrious students have walked the halls of M.A.H.S.—founded in 1910—including Jackson Pollock and Frank Capra.

Click the panoramic photo above to explore the Writers Room, and to visit other rooms at the school. And when in L.A., be sure to visit one of 826LA’s two Time Travel Marts–there’s one in Echo Park, and another in Mar Vista. They have a sister location in Chicago, The Wicker Park Secret Agent Supply Co., and on the East Coast, you’ll find 826nyc’s Brooklyn Superhero Supply Co.

Self-Portrait With Ricoh Theta S Camera

Panoramic self-portrait by Jim Newberry, shot with Ricoh Theta S camera.

I’ve been having fun shooting tests with my new Theta S camera, which shoots 360° stills and video. For this shot I placed the very small camera inside an agave plant and leaned in for my close up. Theta S review coming soon.

Ingenious Flip-Out Folding iPhone VR Viewer: Figment

This looks really cool, and if you support their Kickstarter campaign, you can get one for a discounted $49.

iPhone VR viewer

From Figment VR Kickstarter page.

From Figment VR Kickstarter page.

From Figment VR Kickstarter page.