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What are your qualifications and credentials?
My academic background is an M.S. in scientific and technological imaging, an M.A. in education in new media design and production, and a B.A. in art. I've also completed specific additional coursework in architectural photography, as well as specialized studies in 3D modeling and digital environment development.

My career in imaging started as a commercial photographer and senior image-processing technician for Teledyne Systems Company, and then as a wedding photographer. After programming early computer games, and working as the art director on the first video game by MTV/Viacom, I ran a boutique graphic design consultancy for 10 years, which included product photography, magazine ad development, brand collateral, and training. Turning exclusively to photographic and computational imaging, my most recent projects are for commercial real estate and creative clients.

What are the services you offer?
The following services are available individually, or combined in one project:
  1. Individual 360º panorama creation.
  2. Multiple 360º panoramas linked into a tour.
  3. 360º visual rotations of objects.
  4. High resolution 2D still photography.
  5. Consulting on the implementation of 360º imaging.

Are your panoramas stereoscopic?
No. Nonetheless, panoramic tours provide virtual movement through a space, and object rotations convey a three-dimensional shape and form. Best of all, these experiences can be viewed on all devices.

How can these presentation formats be shared?
This question has a multipart answer...

A single panorama is a single image file. It can be uploaded to social media that supports panoramas, it can be displayed on a webpage of its own as part of a website, it can be embedded within a website page for viewing (much as is done on this site), and it can be converted into a small stand-alone program file that can be emailed and then viewed by the recipient.

A panoramic tour has multiple image files and may contain additional embedded content, such as videos or text-based information. Such a product cannot be used on social media, although social media can link to a tour that is hosted elsewhere. A tour can be displayed on a webpage of its own as part of a website, it can be embedded within a website page for viewing (much as is done on this site), and it can be converted into a program file to be viewed by the recipient. Tours are usually too large to be emailed, so a service like Dropbox, with a download link that can be emailed, is an effective method of delivery to the recipient.

An object rotation is a set of images that are displayed sequentially, like a short video. If those images are retained as individual files, they can be displayed on a webpage of their own as part of a website and they can be embedded within a website page for viewing (much as is done on this site). If the images are converted to a .gif file, that single file can be displayed in all places a .gif file is supported, such as a Web browser. A single .gif file can grow very large. A service like Dropbox, with a download link that can be emailed, is an effective method of delivery to the recipient.

As you can see, options for 360º image viewing methods are versatile. Consultation on the technical implementation of these presentation formats is available before and after product creation.

Do you offer 360º video?
No, at this time all services are based on still image captures. It is possible, however, to embed video in a 360º panoramic tour.

Can audio be added to these products?
Yes, for tours. A button to enable or mute audio can be included to give the persons viewing the tour control over that aspect of the presentation.

Can tours be updated over time?
Tours are created with specialized software, which is not included with the tour. Modifications to a tour can either be ordered from this service, or the post-processed project files will be provided, and the client can make changes, contingent on possessing and having proficiency in the tour making software.

Please note that raw image files are not provided, only the final post-processed versions of images are available.

Do you provide raw image files?
No. Raw image files are the original captures and are essentially digital 'negatives'. These images are not suitable for direct display. The post-processing phase of a project creates the final form of the images, and those are then delivered to the client.

Do your 360º panoramas, panoramic tours and object rotations require a subscription?
No. The imaging products created by this service are provided subscription-free. You can add them to your website or provide them to clients directly. If, however, you desire to have your deliverables hosted for convenience and simplicity, such 3rd party options will be presented upon request.

What precautions do you take regarding COVID-19?
CDC guidelines are followed. I am vaccinated and up to date on boosters.