Ed Fink over Pass Christian, MS after Hurricane Katrina

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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. Today I'm a FAA licensed drone pilot and shoot most of my aerials with a quadcopter.

I'm also a Google Street View Trusted Photographer in Minneapolis shooting Street View tours inside  local businesses.

I publish thousands of 360 degree panoramas and virtual tours to Google Maps, where I currently have over 40 MILLION VIEWS.

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Take a look below at some of my Google tours, or go to my Google Street View page for more information and many samples.


Cathedral of St. Paul


Dakota Jazz Club


Earle Brown Heritage Center


Brew and Grow


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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



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"turning heads and expanding horizons"



 

Panorama Category: Outstate Minnesota

My 360 degree panoramas of Minnesota outside of the Twin Cities metro area.

 


Above the Silver Creek Cliff Tunnel 360 degree panorama above the Silver Creek Cliff Tunnel north of Duluth, MN.

Equipment: DJI P3A, 20 mm

Helicopter: DJI Phantom 3 Advanced

Categories: Duluth, Outstate Minnesota

 

Aerial panorama over a pumpkin farm in Shafer Township. Falls Orchard in Shafer Township, MN, near the St. Croix River.

Equipment: DJI P3A, 20 mm

Helicopter: DJI Phantom 3 Advanced

Categories: Outstate Minnesota, St Croix River

 

Girl Scout Camp Sagata Aerial Aerial panorama of Girl Scout Camp Sagata.

Equipment: DJI P3A, 20 mm

Helicopter: DJI Phantom 3 Advanced

Categories: Outstate Minnesota, Quadcopter, Stillwater

 

Gooseberry Falls on the north shore of Lake Superior 360 degree aerial panorama above Gooseberry Falls north of Duluth, MN.

Equipment: DJI P3A, 20 mm

Helicopter: DJI Phantom 3 Advanced

Categories: Duluth, Outstate Minnesota

 

Hastings New Mississippi River Bridge Float In 360 degree panorama on the west bank of the Mississippi River in Hastings, MN as the new bridge is floated into place.

Equipment: Nikon D700, Nikkor 10.5mm (shaved), Nodal Ninja Ultimate R1 on 12' Pole

Categories: Outstate Minnesota, World Wide Panorama

 

Jackpot Junction Casino Over Jackpot Junction Casino in Morton, MN

Equipment: DJI P3A, 20mm

Helicopter: DJI Phantom 3 Advanced

Categories: Outstate Minnesota

 

Jackpot Junction Hotel Over Jackpot Junction Hotel in Morton, MN

Equipment: DJI P3A, 20mm

Helicopter: DJI Phantom 3 Advanced

Categories: Outstate Minnesota

 

Memorial for the Edmund Fitzgerald at Split Rock. 360 degree panorama of the Annual Beacon Lighting Ceremony at Split Rock Lighthouse on Lake Superior during the memorial service for the crew of the Edmund Fitzgerald.

Equipment: NikonD70, Sigma 8mm, Kaidan QuickPan III

Categories: Outstate Minnesota, Split Rock

 

Memorial Park scenic overlook on Sorkins Bluff This 360 degree panorama was shot at Memorial Park on Sorkins Bluff overlooking Red Wing, Minnesota, the Mississippi River, and across to Wisconsin.

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

Categories: Outstate Minnesota, World Wide Panorama

 

Ramsey Falls Over Ramsey Falls in Redwood Falls, MN

Equipment: DJI P3A, 20mm

Helicopter: DJI Phantom 3 Advanced

Categories: Outstate Minnesota

 

Red Wing: Memorial Park on Sorins Bluff #2 Memorial Park on Sorins Bluff, Red Wing, MN. 360 degree aerial panorama #2.

Equipment: DJI P3A, 20 mm

Helicopter: DJI Phantom 3 Advanced

Categories: Outstate Minnesota, Quadcopter

 

Red Wing: Sorins Bluff Memorial Park #1 Memorial Park on Sorins Bluff, Red Wing, MN. 360 degree aerial panorama #1.

Equipment: DJI P3A, 20 mm

Helicopter: DJI Phantom 3 Advanced

Categories: Outstate Minnesota, Quadcopter

 

Running Aces Casino and Racetrack Aerial panorama above Running Aces Casino and Racetrack. This was my Fall Equinox 2016 submission to the World Wide Panorama on the theme Numbers.

Equipment: DJI P3A, 20 mm

Helicopter: DJI Phantom 3 Advanced

Categories: Outstate Minnesota

 

Split Rock Lighthouse Sunset 360 degree panorama at sunset at Split Rock Lighthouse on Lake Superior after the Annual Beacon Lighting Ceremony and memorial service for the crew of the Edmund Fitzgerald.

Equipment: NikonD70, Sigma 8mm, Kaidan QuickPan III

Categories: Featured, Outstate Minnesota, Split Rock

 

Spring on the St. Croix River. 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

Categories: Outstate Minnesota, Wisconsin, World Wide Panorama

 

St Croix Boat and Packet Company Aerial Aerial panorama above Stillwater’s St Croix Boat and Packet Company

Equipment: DJI P3A, 20 mm

Helicopter: DJI Phantom 3 Advanced

Categories: Outstate Minnesota, Quadcopter, Stillwater

 

Stearns Scout Camp Aerial Aerial panorama over Stearns Scout Camp in New Haven, MN.

Equipment: DJI P3A, 20 mm

Helicopter: DJI Phantom 3 Advanced

Categories: Outstate Minnesota

 

The Defeat of Jesse James in Northfield, MN 360 degree panorama during the reenanctment of The Defeat of Jesse James in Northfield, Minnesota.

Equipment: NikonD70, Sigma 8mm, Nodal Ninja 3

Categories: Outstate Minnesota

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The St. Paul Pioneer Press did a feature story about me.

Newspaper article about Google Street View virtual tours, with a photo from my Basilica tour.

2005 front page feature story about my early aerial panoramas.

VISITOR COMMENTS:

"That's the coolest thing on the web."

"You brought tears to my eyes."

"Mind blowing."

"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"

"FANTASTIC!!!!"

"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!"

 


Rolling Stones at the Superdome

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.