Virtual Tours shot with the GigaPan Epic Pro
Starting this week, I am shooting indoor, as well as outdoor virtual tours. As a Trusted Google Street View Photographer, I can shoot any non-residential business for Google Maps. For residential virtual tours, such as homes for sale, I use Pano2VR embedded in a WordPress webpage. These images can also be used with a VR headset, such as Google Cardboard or Oculus Rift.
This Gigapan Epic Pro technology was developed for the NASA Mars missions. This robotic tripod head and the new Canon 70D, produces life-like panoramas. I shoot up to 50 HDR images in a single location and stitch them together with a sophisticated software which produces a photo sphere free of distortion. Tours are shot by shooting a series of perspectives three feet a part to create the experience like Google Street View. It’s as close as you can get to being there.
Here is one of my first projects using an iPhone 6s: a golf course in Florida.
Update May 2019: I have now passed the 33 million view mark on Google Maps.
Athens of the South Visual Design
Imagery by Bob Henderson