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Exploring India
360° Virtual Reality Tours

Touring Forts, Palaces and Exotic Places!
Enjoy as we take you for incredible views to far off and amazing places.

My Pole Shot

How do we do it?
Traveling through the blistering heat of deserts, climbing up old fort walls and going to places that few other outsiders have seen before are some of the interesting places we are happy to take you! Hauling this very specialized equipment around on the backs of camels, elephants and a wide assortment of old vehicles to explore vast areas is not always easy, but that's what makes it more interesting!

Here are some of the ways.
Using a 17 foot telescoping pole with a DSLR camera mounted on its top. This setup can be stuck out windows from high above the ground, put under and over things, flipped upside down for shots a few inches off the ground, just to name a few of the ways we use it. There's also an assortment of other equipment that all has to be light weight and portable.

We specialize in:
Fast action shots, remote locations, virtual reality tours of cities, monuments, forts, temples and palaces. Working with and around large animals, along with shooting some of the worlds largest animal events.


Main Equipment:
Canon 5D mark II cameras with Nikkor 10.5mm f/2.8 lenses, Custom made pano heads, 4 to 17 foot telescoping K-tek pole and wireless remotes. This is just a fraction of the equipment it takes to bring you the highest quality views along with the excellence audio that goes along with them.

Programs used to make tours:
PTGui image stitching software for stitching photographs into a 360-degree panoramic image.
Pano2QTVR allows you to create cylindrical and cubic panoramas.
FPP Flash Panorama Player is a new panoramic viewer.
Adobe Photoshop CS4 digital image editing software.

Below is a photo showing some of the custom equipment used for doing this type of work. A special tripod setup is used were the pano head mounts with a brass pin to rotate. This setup makes for a very small footprint! The brass pin has 3/8 threads so that it can easily be removed and replaced with the pole.

The next one over shows the 17 foot telescoping pole setup using a RF remote shutter release, a small plastic clamp holds the camera strap out of the way.

The last one over shows how it can be done hand held (camera stands are not allowed in many places). A small thread about 4 or 5 feet long with a small weight on the end and a bullseye level on the camera. The thread can be rolled up around the lens when done, and by putting the lens cap on it's held in place.

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