I have been producing Virtual Tours since 2009 and now offer these on a commercial basis, specialising in the production of Bespoke 360° Virtual Tours.
Bespoke tours can be custom designed according to your requirements. These may include additional 360° video, aerial photography, the production of a floorplan for your premises and custom annotations for outdoor interpretation. Featuring immersive technology, Virtual Tours provide the ultimate "walk through" experience.
Samples of recent work are provided below which include an Aerial 360° tour, an interior tour complete with floorplan and a high resolution digital SLR tour in a mountain environment.
For each tour, I have provided details on location, the photography equipment used to capture the images as well as general background information.
Please contact me for further information and to discuss your own requirements.
Low lying and largely arable, the Black isle offers sweeping panoramic views across an area rich in wildlife, history and rural villages – ideal for slow tourism and worthy of exploration.
It’s also a great location for exploring the nearby Highlands and is well placed for a short but enjoyable and rewarding detour from the North Coast 500 route.
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The name Drummondreach has been associated with this part of the Black Isle for several hundred years. In Scottish, drummond means “at the ridge” and reach is a suffix meaning “belonging to”. So here, you belong to the ridge. The first half of the name is easy to pronounce. It’s drum-on-d. But how do you pronounce the -reach? Is it reach, like reach for the stars? No. It’s ree-ah-ch and that last sound you make by aspirating the c and the h at the back of your throat. It’s not necessarily the easiest sound, but it’s fun to try it. The word “steading” means a farm and its buildings. In fact, this building was a stable.
Using schematic floor plans provides perspective to the interior of the property, engaging viewers in an immersive, interactive experience.
Using the power of 360° photography and virtual tours, let me create a memorable experience for your prospective customers. Contact me for further details and for a customised quote for your property.
Find the links to neighbouring hills and explore the view from nearby summits. Find the Brocken Spectre too...! And if you would like to see nearby summits named, then find and click on the links at the base of some of the cairns.
The hills are varied in character from the vast plateau of Ben Wyvis in the east to the crags of the Beinn Dearg Group in the west.
With magnificent ridge walks and stunning views to the surrounding hills, the Fannichs can provide superb hill days out, all within easy reach of Inverness.
With the camera mounted on a panoramic head, the photographs were captured and then processed using panoramic software before being imported into the Virtual Tour. The Beinn Enaiglair panorama was shot using the Garmin VIRB360 camera to save time on an extremely cold winter mountain day.
I had been commissioned to provide a series of interactive mountain panoramas. Whilst capturing the images for the BBC, I took the oportunity to capture my own photographs of the mountain summit views. 360° Panoramic photography has advanced considerably since 2009 and the BBC project was possibly ahead of its time. It did however allow for some invaluable developments for panoramic photography.
Building of the castle began in 1240 and for many years, Dirleton Castle was an important stronghold, guarding the coastal approach to Edinburgh from England.
The castle was heavily damaged during the Scottish Wars of Independence and, following several ownerships, was finally abandoned by the end of the 17th century.
The images in this tour were captured as bracketed exposures, blended together in Adobe Lightroom and processed using the KRPano Virtual Tour software.
All images were captured initially in jpg format but recent firmware upgrades to the camera now allow for capture of images in RAW format with a consequential improvement of both dynamic range and tonal quality.
With a long history behind it, Urquhart Castle played a role in the Scottish Wars of Independence, was a royal castle and was partially destroyed in 1692 to prevent its use by the Jacobites.
It was taken into state care in the 20th century and is now one of the most visited castles in Scotland.
The Ricoh Theta S and the Nikon KeyMission 360 were both used to capture the images in this tour. The images in this tour were captured, processed in Adobe Lightroom and processed using the KRPano Virtual Tour software.