Supplement* your other wedding photos with a single picture that will absolutely knock your socks off, dazzle your friends, family, and co-workers, and make total strangers shout "Wow! Cool! Awesome!”
Nothing else can capture and save that special moment better than a 360 degree panorama. The entire church, from altar to door, from ceiling to floor, bride and groom, bridesmaids, family and guests, the little girl giggling in the third row – literally everything the eye can see - in every direction - frozen in time.
While these fullscreen panoramas can be printed simply as a long, unique photograph, they are intended for display on the Internet and/or CD-ROM, and unlike any other photos, they are interactive: you “click and drag” to instantly turn and look in any direction, including straight up and down, as well as zoom in and out. So what if you need a computer to view it – people once needed a VCR and TV to view their wedding movies - or even a large film projector and special screen, like your grandparents may have used.
Never before in history has it been possible to create and display such wedding photographs as these. Be bold, be one of the first to embrace this fantastic new way of capturing and preserving your most special moment. Some say it’s as if their wedding was frozen and placed inside a snow-globe to preserve for all time.
Why haven’t you seen wedding panoramas before? Simple. The technology is new, and this is a brand new use for it. Previously 360 degree panoramas were limited to postage stamp size views of hotel rooms or homes for sale, and of such low quality no one would want such a thing for their wedding. But what was impossible a few years ago is now done daily. Advances in technology now allow breathtaking high resolution fullscreen panoramas.
Just as couples before you who once had to chose between photos on glass plates and paper, between black and white and color, and stills or video, you must now decide whether you want only traditional wedding photos, or the most revolutionary thing to happen to wedding photography since moving pictures.
*360 degree panoramas are intended only as a supplement to your wedding photographs, and is in no way a replacement for “real” wedding photography. You must also use your own wedding photographer. I only shoots 360 degree panoramas, which require a fisheye lens and tripod, and are not suitable for traditional close up wedding photographs. Call me in to work with your wedding photographer or to recommend one of the wedding photographers that I work with. Often photographers may not be happy about calling in a specialist, so you may meet some resistance, or they may offer to shoot a panorama too. If so, ask your photographer how many hundreds of panoramas they shoot per year, and ask to see a few dozen examples. Then insist on calling me for my proven skills with this technology.
Java or QuickTime Required
To view these panoramas you need Java or QuickTime. The odds are you already have both. Try a panorama and see if it works! If it doesn't work, download the free software and try again.
For a quick test to see if you have Java
go to the bottom of
the page and look for the ad from the
National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. If you don't see a photo and
description of a missing child, you don't have Java installed.
If you can see the ad, look at it and help find a missing child!
360 DEGREE AERIAL PANORAMAS
I've started shooting 360 degree panoramas from a HELICOPTER!
Visit my new website at
BigEyeInTheSky.com to see
the most incredible aerial photos you've ever seen!
The name tells it all - it's like you're looking through - and controlling - a "Big Eye In The Sky" that you can rotate to look in ANY direction!
See my 360 degree aerial panoramas over the Minnesota State Capitol, downtown Minneapolis, the U. of M., Mall of America, Valleyfair, and more!
AERIAL VR's OF KATRINA DAMAGE
The Washington Post sent me to shoot aerial panoramas from Biloxi to New Orleans. They have a 6 month exclusive but they're lettimg me put a few on my new website, BigEyeInTheSky.com.
The Washington Post has stepped into VR in a big way, especially with their Katrina coverage, and they're now the largest source of news VR's.
See The Washington Post's Multimedia Special on Katrina for all my Katrina aerials, as well as ground level panoramas from myself and other VR photographers.
NOTE: Panoramas marked "OLD" are earlier work and not done with the same equipment, software, and skills I have today. I cringe now to see the lower resolution of my earlier cameras and stitching errors from older software, but I was once proud of all my panoramas and I hate to toss out all my old work just because I'm better now - especially since I plan to keep getting better with every new panorama!
I want to partner with you
to offer 360 degree photography services to your clients. Email me!
If you have a one of a kind event, you need a one of a kind panorama!
Getting married or know someone who is? A fullscreen panorama is the absolute coolest wedding photograph anyone could have!
360 degree panoramas are perfect for showing off interiors of cars, vans, boats and planes.
What's the best way to view these panoramas?
With a pair of $60,000 projectors like the Minneapolis Downtown Council used to show my panoramas at their annual meeting!
Visit panoramas.dk and see why it's the most popular panorama web site in the world. Unlike most sites (like mine) which feature panoramas from a single photographer, panoramas.dk features the cream of the crop, with the best full screen panoramas from the best VR photographers around the world.
Copyright Edward S. Fink for New Eden Multimedia, Inc.
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