Get a camera. Go out. Shoot.

Trek View camera pack version 1 in Guildford

What are you waiting for?

Panoramic cameras are now fairly affordable. For £300 you can buy a panoramic camera, telescopic pole, backpack, with room left for beer money.

That’s not to say the first camera rigs were bad. Far from it.

I get many emails asking how people can build their own panoramic camera pack.

So here it is.

Do-it-yourself Street View

Trek View camera pack version 1

Over the next four weeks I’ll detail how I built the original Trek View camera pack, the Trek Pack, then used it to shoot, process, and publish panoramic photo tours to Google Street View.

I’ll detail my thought process in buying kit through to some of the lessons learned, often the hard way, about shooting panoramic tours for Google Street View.

And, yes. I’ll show you how to remove the monopod from the image. Hint: it’s not magic.

Though my general advice is; don’t get lost reading too many internet posts, including mine. You learn the most by taking photos and making mistake (no one’s perfect).

Trek View Camera Loan Program

Have you heard about our camera loan program?

Individuals, groups, or organisations looking to capture panoramic tours of our natural world for non-commercial purposes are encouraged to submit an application to our camera loan program here.

Update (2019-06-28)

Read Part 2 now: My Basic Kit for Creating Outdoor Street View Tours

David Greenwood


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