I'm Ed Fink, and these are my 360 degree panoramas. I was the first VR photographer in the world to do fullscreen 360° panoramas from a helicopter.
Now I'm a Google Street View Trusted Photographer in Minneapolis shooting Street View tours inside local businesses.
Take a look below at some of my Google tours, or go to my Google Street View page for more information and many samples.
I want to partner with you to offer Google Street View virtual tours to your clients! Google hosts the tour in Google Maps, but you're needed to also embed the tour in your client's web pages, blog, or Facebook.
Email or call 651-483-1557
On Father's Day weekend 2012 I went back to my panorama roots with my wife and grandkids, and rented a convertible to cruise the bluff country along the Mississippi River in southern Minnesota and Wisconsin, shooting panoramas at some of the same locations I shot 13 years ago when I first started doing interactive panoramas.
In 1999 my $1,000 digital camera took 18 shots to make a 360 degree panorama. I could fit exactly 36 shots in the camera, so if I didn't make any mistakes I could shoot 2 panoramas before I had to do a 30 minute camera download! Because it took such an investment in time I learned to be very picky with my shots, and wanted only the most scenic locations. So I used to do "panorama weekends" where I'd rent a convertible and cruise around looking for special panoramas - like this one.
This was my submission for the "Heritage" World Wide Panorama event for Summer Solstice 2012.
Equipment: Nikon D700, Nikkor 10.5mm (shaved), Nodal Ninja Ultimate R1
360 degree panorama on the second day of spring as two children take advantage of the warm weather to throw snowballs in the St. Croix River that separates Minnesota and Wisconsin, just south of Taylor's Falls, MN and St. Croix Falls, WI.
Over the 2006 Spring Equinox VR photographers around the world shot panoramas on the theme "Borders" for the World Wide Panorama. This was my submission.
Equipment: NikonD70, Sigma 8mm, Kaidan QuickPan III
Equipment: NikonD70, Sigma 8mm, Nodal Ninja 3
Categories: Outstate Minnesota
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The St. Paul Pioneer Press interviewed me for a story about Google virtual tours and used my Basilica virtual tour. Second time I made their front page!
If you missed it because I bought so many copies you can read it here!
"That's the coolest thing on the web."
"You brought tears to my eyes."
"One of the neatest photo sites I've ever seen."
"I'm afraid of heights and when I looked straight down I nearly threw up!"
"I am stunned by the quality and possible applications, nice job."
"That combo of eye-in-the-sky with eyes on the ground is fantastic."
"I sent this to every pilot I know."
"HOW IS THIS EVEN POSSIBLE?!"
"The 360 shots are almost unbelieveable!!!!"
"Oh my gosh Ed - they are just beautiful."
"That aerial panorama over Lake Calhoun is totally awesome"
"I've instantly become a fan of your panorama photos!"
"Wow, your panoramas are like nothing I have ever seen before. Very impressive!"
"the absolute best I have seen anywhere."
"ED - I am not surprised by all the comments you have received. The VR is AWESOME!"
Now I only shoot interactive 360° panoramas, but long ago I photographed rock concerts (and almost anything else!) for fun and profit. Here's a few of my concert photos and a story about shooting a 1981 Rolling Stones concert.