Interview 3- VR User

The next and last interview I did was with a friend who is a photographer, I felt he would be good to ask questions as he has worked in the industry for a few years and could see it from a similar point of view to me, also being a photographer.

What VR set do you use?
The only VR set I have used is the HTC Vive


What do you use it for?
I used it to play games and as an example of technological advances


How does it make you feel? Does it change your experiences in any way?
It’s definitely different to any other media… I don’t think personally it would replace a conventional method of gaming for me for a long while


Do you think VR should continue to improve and become a bigger part of modern technology?
What ever I think about VR it’ll continue to become more prominent as the technology gets better


Do you think VR footage could be crucial to photographers in the next few years?
I don’t think it’ll have any impact outside maybe a virtual photo gallery, I think photography and VR are completely different ball parks


If you were in the creative industry, would you be willing to undertake commissions that require you to generate VR? If yes, why?
I think it would be fun to generate VR content, if thats what people are willing to buy, there there could be good money in it


If you were to hire a photographer for an important event such as a wedding, or showcasing your new fashion collection, would you want the photographer to generate VR footage of the important day as well as images?…

For example, if I was to be photographing your wedding, or new fashion collection, would you want to view images through 360 degrees VR and create an experience rather than a still photograph? Or have both?

You would definitely need both… so you could accommodate a lot of different clients, not everyone can use VR because of epilepsy and motion sickness… and a lot of older people may not understand the technology and would want a more traditional preview… at this moment in time, it is still a novelty… but may well could become the standard in the next 10-20 years.

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