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Welcome to my personal website. I am a...

360˚ Panoramic & Still Photographer

Tablet/iPhone Publisher

One of my most rewarding experiences was an expedition cruise to the Russian Far East. Broutana Bay (seen right) a deserted Russian Naval Base and other 360˚ panoramas can be viewed in my Red 360˚ Panorama iPad app.

 
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Roundme Releases Pro Version

Back in 2012 a bunch of guys working in the commercial real estate market wanted to create 360˚ virtual tours of their properties and showcase them in VR, so their clients would be able to view and interact with listings from anywhere. They quickly discovered that creating a professional VR tour is complicated and after some research they were unable to find a solution. So they decide to create their own and came up with the concept of Roundme.

The Fort at Onguma - a Roundme Virtual Tour

Roundme is a service and community dedicated to promoting and sharing panoramic VR photography and it's now expanded from it's original premise, to provide real estate tours, to covering the world with panoramic images, making every corner of the world accessible for any Roundme user.

I published my first Roundme VR Tour almost two years ago and have been active on the service ever since. The platform allows me to create unique tours, supported by video, images and text, that enhance each 360˚ panorama and allow me to create compelling narratives.

Roundme have now announced a Pro Version that allows users to take their VR Tours to a new level with a number of new features that include Unlimited Uploads, High Quality images up to a whopping 65,000 pixels, Multiresolution Support for the best presentation quality, Custom Branding to enhance your customers work, Safe and Secure Storage that allows you to retrieve your original files, Unlisted Spaces that provide privacy for online viewing and a Pro Badge to distinguish yourself from the competition.

Roundme have updated their website, and media kit, to reflect the changes and I'm honoured that they have chosen my work to illustrate the potential of the platform. They have chosen to use my tour of the Fort at Onguma, seen above. The following images represent the work used.

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So congratulations to a great group of guys/gals that have strived to create a beautiful place for my work to be seen, thank you.

Places

Antarctica

Antarctica

Argentina

Argentina

Australia

Australia

Croatia

Croatia

France

France

Greece

Greece

Italy

Italy

Japan

Japan

Java & the Spice Islands

Java & the Spice Islands

New Guinea

New Guinea

Southern Africa

Southern Africa

Vietnam

Vietnam

I have been fortunate to have had the opportunity to travel to some truly amazing locations in this world. Share my experiences in each of the "places" above. Each Place will contain stories, images and 360˚ panoramas. Tap on a place to see and read more.

Tips & Tutorials

In designing, developing and producing my 360˚ panoramas, tablet apps and other project files I often come across issues, bugs or just confusing workflow that I don't understand or sometimes a feature that I think is worth presenting. I find the best method to resolve these issues is to systematically work through them, documenting the process as I go. This page has a collection of the tips and tutorials that I hope you find interesting and helpful. If you have any comments please don't hesitate to contact me. 

360˚ Panoramas >

360˚ Panoramas >

MagPlus >

MagPlus >

Panolapse >

Panolapse >

Adobe >

Adobe >

Marzipano >

Marzipano >

Squarespace >

Squarespace >

Facebook >

Facebook >

Oomph >

Oomph >

Twitter - coming soon >

Twitter - coming soon >

Google >

Google >

Pano2VR >

Pano2VR >

About

Shooting a 360˚ panorama from a zodiac off the coast of Chirpoy Island in the Russian Far East

After working in the field of Computer Graphics and Digital Imaging for the past 31 years I am what could be classified as, an industry veteran.

I've been involved in the evolution and acceptance of computer imaging from both a hardware and software perspective since joining U.K. digital pioneer Quantel in 1984.

During my time with Quantel, I was responsible for introducing digital technology to the arts and media industries in the U.S. from our base in Silicon Valley. I also travelled regularly to the U.K. to work with the Quantel development team on the User Interface and functionality of what would become the industry standard of it’s time: the Quantel Paintbox

In 1987, after the release of the Graphic Paintbox, I left Quantel and started my own company Electric Paint . Based in Hollywood, Electric Paint was the first to use this new digital technology to produce key art for films, video artwork, and album covers. The list of artwork includes Total Recall, Terminator II, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Die Hard I & II, and key art award winners Silence of the Lambs, JFK & Born on the Fourth of July. Album covers included Michael Hutchence’s MaxQ, Nirvana’s Nevermind, Elvis Costello’s Spike, and The Beastie Boys’ St Paul’s Café.

1989 - Jon Teschner interviews Tony Redhead from Electric Paint.

During this time, I brought the first 24-bit colour Macintosh systems on board and I was the first to integrate digital file transfers between the Macintosh and the Graphic Paintbox, allowing the Mac’s new imaging capabilities to be applied to high resolution images transferred from the Paintbox.

I started consulting in 1992 beginning with the development of an in-house digital studio for advertising agency Leo Burnett-Kyodo. I introduced Mac-based retouching, compositing and hi-res ink-jet printing in-house; the first in Tokyo. 

This period also witnessed a growth in the number of graphic software applications developed for the Macintosh and I participated in the design and development of the revolutionary imaging software Live Picture and worked with a number of software companies in the United States including Macromedia and Fractal Software.  

Returning to Australia in 1994, I established Red Square Productions, one of the country’s first Internet agencies. Red Square went on to develop long lasting business relationships with companies such Qantas, Telstra, YHA, Panasonic Australia, Maersk Line Shipping and the oneworld Alliance of Airlines. 

Red Square Productions was known for its innovative approach to web development, pioneering a number of technologies in Australia including Allaire’s Cold Fusion and TrueSpectra’s dynamic imaging system. Red Square also popularized VRML immersive imagery, creating unique virtual tours of sporting locations such as Olympic Park, Australian Youth Hostels and promotional events for Panasonic Australia.

The diversity and innovative nature of the company was recognized by a number of high profile industry awards including multiple Telstra/Financial Review awards for the Qantas Airways and Youth Hostels of Australia websites and an AIMIA award for Excellence in a Lifestyle site for Backpacker Essentials.

In 2008 Red Square’s business merged with local digital agency Webqem, allowing me more time to pursue my interest in photography, and all things digital.

In 2011 I joined the fledgling Adobe Digital Publishing Suite beta program, and recognizing the opportunities afforded by the technology to combine my passion for digital imaging, photography and design, I quickly moved into development of my first tablet application.

During this time I came across an Australian start-up company, Oomph, and its tablet publishing solution. After an initial presentation of the software I quickly embraced the Oomph development platform and successfully delivered my first tablet applications: Orion Cruises for Orion Expedition Cruises now National Geographic Orion and Experience the Highs for New England (NSW) tourism.

I went on to become the Creative Technologist for the group, and was active in getting the Oomph platform accepted by a number of leading Australian companies and organisations such as AFL, NRMA, University of Adelaide and Reader's Digest.

My work was recognised in the Australian Mobile Awards for the award winning Sky-OneCentral Park and Experience the Highs apps and his photographic contribution to the MCA Anish Kapoor app.

Returning to my home city of Adelaide in 2014, I continue to provide Photographic services for a number of clients including Ponant Cruises, University of Tasmania, Fuji Xerox and provide consultation, design and implementation services in the field of Digital Publishing.