Panoramic/360º/VR Pictures

Any Idea how I can acomplish this? I have a normal 350mm camera just like anyone else, and want to avoid having to go out and spend a fortune on new equipment just to accomplish this. How would I go about taking the pictures? Also what program would be ideal for stitching them together and how I would go about doing it?

I’m doing this for a website and am not sure whether or not I should take a 360º picture and stitch the ends together or to just make a normal panoramic photo and have it end at where the actual picture ends. It will be imported into flash after it’s done. I was planning on using it as my site’s main navigation. Thanks for the help in advance. :thumb2: