Many thanks for taking time to look at my panoramic photographs.
I was born in the United Kingdom. I’ve lived in the UK, Canada, Kenya, Vietnam, Indonesia, Tanzania, Côte d'Ivoire and presently in Algeria. I became a Canadian citizen in 2007. I originally trained as a Graphic Designer in the business-to-business Audio Visual communication field in the UK. I ran his own graphic design and photographic business for ten years in London, UK.
My passion is photography and I have been fascinated by panoramic photography for a long time. I dislike the idea of limiting my view to less than what the human eye is used to see. I've specialized in high-resolution and aerial photography.
In 2007 I have developped the GigaPanBot, a motorized, automatic rotating pan and tilt head designed to capture high resolution panoramic images using digital DSLR camera.
Since 2011 I build custom drones and used to capture aerial panoramic images and aerial tours.
Meanwhile I have specialized in 360° video production with a special focus at 360° aerials.
Number of 360s by Direction from Home:
Popularity of 360s by Direction and Distance:
Hit ratios (GE/360Cities):
Mean 3, Median 2.5, Min 0, Max 18
Recently started measuring Google Maps Views. Estimated hit ratio (GMV/360Cities) at 16!
A friend introduced me to 360cities and I noticed there weren't many entries for my beautiful home state of Utah. Outside of foreign visitors, there are only a few full time residents here taking 360s. We've now had somejoint field trips and hope to have some more soon.
Nikon Coolpix A
Manfrotto 732CY Tripod
Nodal Ninja 3 panohead
Nikon ViewNX2 / CaptureNX2, Adobe Photoshop CS5.1, GeoSetter
I'm a retired software and systems engineer who worked in cancer research, medical imaging and chip design. I got hooked on panoramic photography in 2004, when I converted a document scanner into a rotating digital slit camera. Eventually built 5 of those; but finally realized I could only get the pictures I wanted by using real cameras and stitching software.
I got into developing open source panography software (Hugin, libpano) around 2008. In 2009, I co-rediscovered an 18th century painters' technique for rendering wide views in a natural looking perspective, and have been evangelizing it unde the name "Panini projection" (it has been implemented several times and is also called the "vedutismo" and "recti-perspective" projection). I developed and published several programs that offer new ways to control wide angle photo and video perspective, under the general name, "Panini".
My latest effort is PT3D, a helper program for stitching stereoscopic panoramas with PTGui. I hope eventually to develop a true 3D stitching tool, that can combine hand-held stereo snapshots into seamless spherical panoramas.
Please visit http://tksharpless.net
Hello! Thank you for visit my panoramas. I do hope you like them.
I am a graphic designer, photographer. I am living in Hanoi. I have spending majority of my free time travelling across Vietnam and documenting its charming beauty its with my camera.
My email is: firstname.lastname@example.org
I have been going to India 2 times a year for the past 5 or 6 years to learn more about how they work with large animals. Have been to all of the large animal events and many other places there too. I first started shooting VR Photos at the Pushkar Camel Fair, then some of the other camel events, elephant events, forts, palaces and old ruins.
My website is http://IndiaVRtours.com
I am having a great time photographing scenic and historic sights all over Barbados. This delightful country should be on your list of places to see. Please visit our website which is devoted to showing the sights and activities of this beautiful Caribbean Island!
French professional photographer, based in Montpellier (France). Working with VR technologies since 1998. Creating 360-degrees oriented projects online, offline (multimedia interactive set-up) and on paper (books, booklets, printed materials).
Love to collaborate and free to work anywhere.
More info: google me ;) or contact hello[at]melkanbassil.com
Double Thank You:
- To YOU, for your visit and your time exploring theses handpicked panoramas; you can Bookmark this page to come back whenever you are looking to immerse yourself in the beauty of our world.
- To 360cities, for this great sharing and market place dedicated to VR photographers. Awesome work!
Self made photographer, specialized in panoramics. Previously a multimedia developer creating business presentations and cd-rom for museums. The early panoramas were made with compact camera's, these delivered nice cilindrical images but that wasn't enough so I invested time and money to go pro in the panorama field. C360.NL is the result.
Shooting 360 panos is a passionate hobby of mine. I have been creating 360 panos since 2004 when I was using a Nikon D70 and a 12-24 wide angle lens. Nowadays I try to sneak in a few panos every time I take a holiday with my trusty old 5D MkII. Currently I am the Academic Director of FX School - a digital media Institute in Mumbai, India
I can't remember when I saw a spherical for the first time, but I remember that it fascinated me. It is such a great way to transport yourself around the world.
I made my first panoramic back in 2007 with a homemade panoramic head. I got myself a proper panohead in 2008 and have dipped in and out of the hobby ever since.
I work making technical computer graphics animations for engineering companies. Sometimes I use my panoramics as backgrounds or reflection maps in my work, but for the most part I make panoramics just for fun.
Typically I don't have enough time for photography, let alone panoramics, but a recent injury has forced me to cut down on sports and find some more relaxing activities.
I make my panoramics with a Canon EOS 7D, Sigma 8mm or Sigma 10-20mm, Nodal Ninja, and the fantastic PT GUI.
I am really pleased to be a member of 360cities. The website provides a fantastic way to share and explore panoramics, and the integration with Google Earth is simply fantastic.
My other creative hobbies are:
Making short films of my sports:
and regular photography:
After forty eight years of working for large corporations in a technical management capacity, I have retired and begun to explore my lifelong interest in photography. In the sixties I enjoyed spending many hours in my basement darkroom processing black and white film and photographs. Later on, in the early seventies, I began to work part time as a wedding photographer for a large studio and then in my own business. Working forty plus hours a week, combined with all the photography work on the side, caused me to become an unfamiliar face with my own children and I reverted back to photography as a hobby. Now, that every night is a Friday night and every day a Saturday, I am taking advantage of my free time doing what I have enjoyed for so long. Things have changed quite a bit over the years. The hours spent in the darkroom with my enlarger are now spent in front of my computer with Photoshop and Lightroom. I hope you enjoy the photos I will be posting.
Hi, One day I discovered 360Cities in the Gallery layer of Google Earth. What was this? Wow, this is cool. I wanted to learn how to make them myself and so began the exciting journey of learning all about shooting panoramas, stitching, and finding out how to get them on Google Earth.
Living at the eastern edge of the Great Basin in Utah I noticed that there were not many panoramas out west of I-15 in Utah all the way over to Reno Nevada. A few shots were in the mountains in Nevada by a fellow in Salt Lake City but other than that it was empty territory with all kinds of interesting places to take photos. This was a good excuse to start exploring these areas to take panoramas that could be shared with everyone on Google Earth.
Other areas of the world are well represented in 360Cities and as a way to show thanks to the other 360Cities photographers that have taken time to shoot their parts of the world, I decided that I would try to do my part by taking photos in the areas in the western United States that don't as of yet have any panoramic photos.
Panoramio photos (photos in the default layer in Google Earth) are interesting but don't give the feeling of being at that location like a well shot 360 panorama does. I use Panoramio as a tool to locate interesting areas for 360 panorama shots. A greater concentration of photos = an interesting area to be considered for a 360.
Its fun to study the maps and Google Earth, find some areas to shoot, learn the history about the area, take the photos, stitch and try to perfect the image, and then share the image on 360 Cities and Google Earth.
I hope you enjoy the photos, and if you have any comments feel free to contact me at:
I was a Quality Assurance Engineer, retired in 2009. I have always had an interest in travel, ham radio (GW8TVX), home computing and photography. Having seen so many wonderful panoramic photographs on Google Earth, I thought I would try and make some myself. Thus fill a little more of my new found free time and perhaps use with my other hobbies and from there, who knows.
I use either a Nikon D610 or Nikon D90, Nikon 10.5mm lens, Nodal Ninja NN5 panoramic head, software is Kolor Autopano Giga.
I am lucky in that I also manage to visit friends and family almost every year in China and manage a few panoramas between sightseeing and other assorted family events.
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I am a photographer from Finland. For a long time photography was mainly a hobby but after I got into 360° panoramas and virtual tours in 2014, I have been doing a little commercial work also.
I have been interested not only panoramic photography but also HDR since 2008. Therefore some of my images are made by utilizing HDR technique.
Especially I like shooting landscapes and city areas but I'm interested trying something different and shooting other kinds of subjects as well.
Some of my images can also be found at http://www.panoramicearth.com/showprofile.php?ref=MIKA-SALMI
I first came into contact with panoramic photography back in 2009 when a friend showed me some little planet pictures he created with Hugin. Since then I was hooked and started to devour tutorials on how to create such astonishing pictures.
Initially I was using equipment I borrowed from the university where I studied at the time. Later on I got my own gear suited for the task. The technique improved over time, as hopefully did the results as well ;-)
Annak idején a Budapesti Eötvös Lóránd Tudományegyetemen végeztem, mint fizikus, de fizikusként soha nem dolgoztam. Az egyetem elvégzése után azonnal az informatika világába csöppentem, ahol is autodidakta módon, magával a friss tudományággal együtt fejlődve képeztem magam.
Azóta is a biteket és a bájtokat bűvölöm, de most már saját cégem ügyvezetőjeként.
Fotózással hobbi szinten foglalkozom, újabban a panorámaképek és a time-lapse videók készítése jelent élvezetes elfoglaltságot számomra - s az, ha ezekkel a képekkel és videókkal másoknak is örömöt tudok szerezni.
Hi, i'm Mark Simons and live in Munich, Germany. I have been taking pictures for many years, but discovered panoramic photography in 2001. From first steps with handcrafted solutions to professional equipment has been a long but exciting journey, and i'm learning new things every day. For some time now i'm working with high poles.
mail (at) marksimons.de
I am originally from the suburbs of Detroit, USA. I have lived in Paris three times, I lived in London for 3 years where I completed a bachelors degree with honours, I have lived in Ireland for 7 years and I have most recently moved to Singapore. I always have my camera with me.
Airspace industry engineer, programmer and photographer, living and working in the Krasnoyarsk, Siberia, Russia. I am doing photography for more than 30 years now. My main intention is to bring beautifull places from the region where I live to the people in the net. For this I travel around and bring this into the panoramas.
Many thanks for taking time out to look at my panoramas. I hope you enjoy them.
Photographer, software developer, image manipulator, photo creator
My 20 years' experience with computers started with purchasing a C64.
With no knowledge of a way to combine my two passions of photography & computers at the time, I abandoned computers and began a career in photography.
I studied 3 years and received a Diploma of Fine Craft in Photography. I did not leave computers behind, using Apple computers for desktop publishing to complete graphic assignments.
In the years to follow I was using computers more and more to manipulate photographs. My passion for computers increased. With the goal of combining photography manipulation and computers, I added a Bachelor's degree in computers to my list of completed education.
Now I am an Imaging Software Engineer. I have contributed to the open source software Panotools, which combines images together to create spherical panoramas. Along the way I have learned many aspects of computers and am armed with copious knowledge of graphic software.