Kolor is the biggest manufacture of virtual tour stitching and production software i the world. One of our panoramic photographers was asked to be features on their company blog. Max Bolotov – co-founder & photographer of ACMB Photography shot a 360° virtual tour and created it with the help of Kolor’s Panotour Pro 2.0 and here is the interview where he explains how and why he did it.
Max, could you introduce yourself?
My given name is Maksym but most people call me Max. I currently live in New York City, though I moved to the United States from Ukraine in 1999. Since that time, I have spent much of my time exploring this interesting country and its wonders. I have been introduced to photography on my 17th birthday- when my grandfather gave me my first camera. It was a Zenith film camera and I absolutely fell in love with capturing a particular moment in time. Then I imagined myself pursuing this as a passion and as a career. I take pleasure in capturing not only our beautiful planet earth but also its inhabitants – people.
Kolor team really liked the virtual tour of Yana Ouchakova. We found it simple and really well compatible with your subject, congratulations! Could you give us more details about the virtual tour?
Every project that I embark on starts with an in-depth conversation between the client and myself. It is very important that each party contribute to a primary vision so that executing that vision can be a mutually rewarding experience. Shooting the tour is the easiest part – it’s the planning that’s the key to accomplishing exactly what we want. With Yana Ouchakova’s virtual tour, I wanted to exhibit a very different side of the virtual tour world.
Every day I discover new ways to use my panoramas and virtual tours to help businesses and people in their graphic presentations. The entire idea behind a tour such as this was to offer artists a unique way to display their portfolio and work. I spoke to Yana Ouchakova who is an independent artist in New York City and she frequently mentioned that much of her time is dedicated to networking and speaking to various galleries and/or potential buyers. This means of displaying her work would allow her to focus more time in creating rather than to focus on the marketing aspect of her business. Now, thank to this virtual tour, her work is neatly and interactively shown and contained in one link.
Many photographers are not experienced in enhancing their projects using the HTML code, so this project is very important to me because it shows to everyone that it’s possible to create a full virtual tour presentation using only Panotour Pro 2.0 features with no need of programming skills. The process itself is pretty simple. The addition of the images gallery in Panotour Pro 2.0 was incredible, and possibly my most favorite feature as it opened a new window of opportunities for my imagination.
To read the entire interviw please visit Kolor’s Blog here: