My interest in photography started in elementary school when I was about 12 years old.That is a long time ago with film and mostly black and whites.
From 1995 to 2005 I used both film and digital cameras. Today I never use film anymore, even if I have a collection of still working film cameras. The oldest is from 1916 and was my grandgrandfathers. The newest is my Minolta Dynax 7000i from 1990.
The way photography is today is really fantastic. Just say Photoshop, Lightroom, HDR, stacking, tilt shift, full frame sensors, panorama technique and so on. I do not miss all chemicals and all waiting to see how your pictures turned out.
Today I use a Nikon and an Iphone for my photografy experiences.
My name is Brian Conroy. I live in Tigard, a suburb of Portland Oregon.
When I was a teenager I used to splice my photos together and make ultrawide panoramas. Once I discovered 360 panoramas in 2006 I was so excited I spent $2,000 on all the equipment I needed on line the next day and I never looked back. I love taking these photos. They do so much more to capture the spirit and time of place. I am very lucky to have been raised in one of the most beautiful states in the country. My dad grew up in very rural central Oregon. Fortunately he took me out there to fish whenever he could. I hope you enjoy these Panoramas as much as I do. I wish I could add sound to them to really put you there. Don't miss my panoramas on the top of the Mt. St. Helens volcano in Washington State and Zion National Park in Utah and Jefferson Park, Oregon. For a fun one see my family panorama in Tigard, Oregon.
Thanks for stopping by, Brian Conroy
In the north-western part of Poland, where the Odra river lazily continues its journey into the Baltic Sea and where you can find the alluring open spaces of Lake Dabie, lies a charming city, fuli of greenery. Here, the past intertwines with the present. That city is Szczecin - once a proud seat of the House of Griffins, a dynasty of Pomeranian dukes, and today -a metropolis, teeming with life, offering a whole archipelago of tourist attractions to its visitors.
Szczecin is fuli of surprises, magical places, it offers unique experiences. Just open your eyes and listen to its heartbeat... Stand in the shadow of its City Hali, sit down for a minute in the Castle courtyard, look up into the sky at the base of the Szczecin Cathedral, with its tower spire reaching high into the clouds. Watch the panoramic view of the city from the 22nd floor of a modern office block, and then visit the underground tunnels. Take a walk the forest line, swim across the lakę... Visit Szczecin - discover a city that will leave you with a thousand fond memories.
In order to learn something about the city's long and rich history, it's best to take a walk along the City Tourist Trail. This seven-kilometer-long walk will lead you through the most interesting corners of Szczecin and allow you to visit 42 sites that bear testimony to the city's colorful history. The trail itself is easy to follow - marked by a noticeable red line on the sidewalk - you simply can't miss it! So go on, take a walk along the Chrobry Ramparts, visit the Pomeranian Dukes' Castle, see the Szczecin Cathedral with a viewing deck located on the tower spire, discover birthplace of Tsarina Catherine. You may begin and finish this sightseeing tour wherever you like, but in order to learn about the fascinating history and fully appreciate the cultural diversity of the streets and buildings in Szczecin, it's really worth seeing all that the City Tourist Trail offers.
I'm an experienced, knowledgeable and professional panoramic photographer and producer, with more than a decade creating commercial 360° content.
I'm passionate about all aspects of 360° content; producing conventional photographic, stereographic, animated and video panoramic projects, as well as object VRs. Delivering virtual reality (VR) content for a range of sectors – amongst retail, education, hospitality, tourism, security, industrial and the arts – is what drives me, especially as 360/VR° and immersive content is starting to see widespread mainstream adoption across a range of media and devices.
I've 20 years of professional design industry experience in print, digital and screen; working on 3D design, visualisation and imagery since the late 90s. I've specialised in digital, panoramic and immersive photography since 2005; equally stimulated by the creative and technical skills required to deliver excellent quality work. I have also been a member of the International VR Photography Association for many years.
I founded and led a specialist virtual reality team in one of the UK's leading shopper marketing agencies, delivering innovative VR solutions for brands and retailers including Disney, GlaxoSmithKline, L’Oreal, Thorntons, Boots, Argos, Homebase, Sky and Asda WalMart. These were deployed as desktop, mobile and offline solutions; including dedicated immersive life-sized walk-in ‘Virtual Labs’ in London and Leeds.
My professional work covers a wide range of subjects and categories; my personal work reflects recurrent themes of placement, enclosure, context, texture and light. In all cases I aim to capture both a moment in time, and a sense of place which provokes an emotional response from the viewer.
Realism, accuracy and detail are key to compelling 360° content. The immersive nature of panoramic photography enables the viewer to be placed in the centre of the subject matter… achieving what generations of visual artists before have striven to achieve.
My first attempt at a 360° image was in 1991, inspired by David Hockney's photo-montage work from the early 80s. The process (with a point and shoot film camera) was hit-and-miss, and the final result less than impressive. I put my panoramic photographic career on pause. Experiencing the earliest QTVRs in the late 90s amazed me and piqued my curiosity, but it wasn't until RAW-based digital photography in the mid 2000s allowed me to combine my interest in CG and photography, and I plunged head-first in to a 360° visual world.