VR Photography (www.vrphotography.com) is an online international resource for information about interactive photography, immersive imaging and photographic virtual reality (VR). A wide range of hardware and software products allow multimedia authors and photographers to create compelling interactive panoramas and object movies with popular technologies, such as Apple's QuickTime VR (QTVR) and others.
Presented by pioneering VR photographer Scott Highton and RDC Interactive Media, along with leading industry sponsors and supporters, this site provides VR photography articles, information, case studies, tutorials and technical information on VR photography.
All Virtual Reality Photography books ordered through the vrphotography.com web site through the end of the year will be signed by the author, Scott Highton.
If you'd like a specific inscription added, please note this in the Add Special Instructions box on the online order form.
The IVRPA has posted an hour-long online video of Scott Highton's lecture on VR Photography Business Practices from the recent International Panoramic Photography Conference in New York. Those who missed it can watch the complete video free here. (Note: be patient with the large download.)
We have recently posted an in-depth review of the Nikon D800 (and D800e) camera from the perspective of panoramic VR photographers. Read the detailed review here.
Virtual Reality Photography, the acclaimed book by Scott Highton, is now available through B&H Photo & Video, the world's leading retailer of imaging products. To order through B&H: click here.
Scott Highton also recently presented a free online webinar about VR Object Photography for Manfrotto's acclaimed online School for Xcellence. A recorded version can be seen with (free) online registration. Click here.
The Manfrotto School for Xcellence has also published an interview with Scott on its web site. See it here.
VR Photography's two acclaimed calculators are updated and now available in both Mac OS X and Windows versions.
Our Photo Fees Calculator (free) walks you step by step through the process of determining the fees you should charge based on the needs your individual business. (Note that this OSX Mac application currently only works on older PowerPC Systems. An update for Intel Macs may be available in the near future.)
The GPS Object Photography Calculator (free trial version) determines latitude and longitude waypoints for 36 camera positions surrounding a geographic point, at user-defined distances, almost anywhere in the world. (Note that this OSX Mac application currently only works on older PowerPC Systems. An update for Intel Macs may be available in the near future.)
The second edition of our popular VR Photography Slate Book is still available. The latest version expands on the original with the addition of a large object photography technique description and tear out Photo and Property Release forms. For a full description, and to purchase online, click here.
Check your VR photography knowledge with a fun online test. Inspired by queries from the International Virtual Reality Photographers Association (IVRPA) web forum, we are pleased to present a 20 question challenge. How well can you do? Click here to give it a try.
"In every sense of the word, this is the bible of VR photography, and its 24 chapters and 300-plus pages are packed with a smorgasbord of information ranging from the basics of photography, to highly technical and complex projects, applications of VR photography, marketing and business practices.
Now in its third printing, the Virtual Reality Photography Slate Book is a valuable organizational and production tool for the VR photographer. It iincludes grayscale, color and rectilinear correction targets, object/panorama slates, and charts for field of view (fov) and hyperfocal distance calculations.
Now includes Photo and Property Release forms.
"...indispensable for panoramic or VR photography." - Joe Farace, Shutterbug Magazine
VR Photography Business Practices
Scott Highton's lecture on VR Photography Business Practices from the International Panoramic Photography Conference in New York (June, 2012) has now been posted online by the IVRPA, and is available for free public viewing. Click here to view.
Google PhotoTech Lecture Video
Scott Highton presented a lecture on Panoramic VR Photography at Google's corporate headquarters in October, 2007. The lecture was a part of Google's ongoing PhotoTech lecture series. The talk was recorded and is available for free public viewing online. Click here to view.
The Virtual Reality Photography book and this web site are made possible through the generous support of these leading international companies:
Manfrotto, Apple QuickTime, Epson, Seitz Roundshot, Nikon, Panoscan