Timothy Oldfield ~ Washington State 360

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USA, North America
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About Timothy

Timothy Oldfield is the lead virtual tour photographer (actually, the ONLY 360° photographer) with Washington State 360.  ;)

The Washington State 360 Project is assisting with the "warm introduction" to various locations around the state of Washington in these United States of America.  As studies have shown that Vital Tours (sets of Virtual Reality panoramas) can boost visitor count dramatically.  Once in-the-door virtually, the location becomes more engagingly "familiar", which allows most virtual visitors to more easily drop resistance, and perhaps raising curiosity, thereby increasing the likelihood of visiting for real, and playing guide for others.

While building his collections of 360-degree panoramas, Tim also enjoys keeping the locations and subjects diverse.  On average, he contributes a panorama each month to a not-for-profit group, fund raisers or simply because he wishes to share a perspective enjoyed out in the wilderness. 

Whether the places or spaces might be popular or not, Tim enjoys the sharing of obscure parks, vantage points, pathways, small-town museums, interpretive centers, event venues, historic locations, memorials, before-&-after perspectives, commercial, public or residential properties, tours to places otherwise not generally safe or open to the public or even spaces people might suggest that are simply unknown to most folks, etcetera.  

Although Tim has captured hundreds of locations around his home state (and some abroad), he only began hosting them in earnist with 360cities in 2016, primarily due to their superior features, functional up-time record, benefits and service to photographers and their clients. 

We suggest you download the 360cities APP for various smart-devices and search the "Nearby" tab, especially if visiting within Washington (the state), to view our panoramas and those of other photographers capturing views in areas closer to your GPS (Global Positioning System coordancnces).  Or search for tags or keywords you imagine your primary interests might contain (like, "hobbit house" and "Orondo").  Have fun with the menu of optional views as well (on computer,  hover the cursor arrow  over the top-right corner area of the loaded panorama).  Check out the drop-down lists of options.  You'll perhaps enjoy Little Planet View to start with; then click-and-drag the image to distort it in surprising ways.  ;)

Plus, Tim was invited by Google to be a "local guide", having the ability to add  missing places, suggest edits to business and other information and especially to upload professional panoramas (photo-spheres, to earn his Google Trusted Photographer desination) to Google Street View and even volunteerily upload ameteur snapshots (with option of captions) directly to Google Maps to help improve or update the data.