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Why are virtual tours useful? I’m going to give you a few examples…

Why are virtual tours useful? I’m going to give you a few examples…

Tan is 12 years old and grew up in Hong Kong. His parents want to send him to school in England to learn a second language and experience a different culture. Tan is excited about choosing his school but also a little scared about moving to a country he has never visited and his parents were worried about sending him to the wrong place. After looking online...

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So what is a Virtual Tour?

Virtual tours use panoramas, a form of photography that allows you to piece together photographs to form a 360 degree image. Once a 360 image is completed it allows you to pan around a perspective, looking up, down or even behind the camera lens. These panoramas give a much better impression of the space, look and feel of a location than traditional...

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Lion Tree and the Daily Mail

Lion Tree and the Daily Mail

We have just entered in a partnership to supply panoramas for the new Daily Mail Plus app with the first three panoramas being introduced over the next three weeks. First off is the Saulire peak of the Three Valleys which you can see by downloading the Daily Mail plus app or by checking back here soon for our exclusive Meribel Virtual Tour.

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Meribel 2013

Meribel 2013

Lion Tree have just returned from Meribel where we have just finished filming for a fortnight. Highlights include filming the first ski resort wide virtual tour of Meribel Valley including the highest peaks of the resort, filming 5 chalets over 6 days for Alpine infusion, eating a pizza with every topping available from Tsaretta in Les Allues and pulling...

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Lion Tree Odyssey

Lion Tree Odyssey

During the month of September the Lion Tree Team headed to the greek islands of Corfu and Paxos to film 360 virtual tours for luxury holiday villas. The trip took 3 weeks and during that time endured one of the worst storms in Paxiat history, an improptu day at Corfu’s newest attraction and a private concert of one of greeks oldest and most private...

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What is a virtual tour?

A virtual tour is a form of interactive photography that allows the user to explore a location digitally, usually on a website or app. The first virtual tour was designed by British engineer Colin Johnson and was first publicly experienced by Queen Elizabeth II. In 1994 she opened up a 1550’s depiction of Dudley Castle in the Dudley Castle Visitor...

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Guide to using HDR Photography for Panoramas and 360 Virtual Tours

What is HDR? High dynamic range (or HDR) photography is a technique that allows a photographer to take the same image at different exposures and then blend them together to produce one image that features the best exposed parts from each of the images. For a virtual tour this is particularly useful as most Virtual tours rely on a 360 degree perspective so...

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What Equipment Do You Need To Shoot Panoramas For Virtual Tours?

This guide discusses the essential and not so essential equipment that you need to create panoramic photographs for use when filming a virtual tour. I will discuss in some detail what you should be thinking about when you are buying this equipment and why, the problems that each piece of equipment addresses and most importantly the areas where splashing...

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How to Create a Virtual Tour

This guide is an overview of the basic principles of how to create a virtual tour. While not delving deeply into any one particular aspect of virtual tour production this guide should help you understand the steps you should be thinking about when approaching virtual tours and panoramic photography in general. Equipment They say a bad workman blames his...

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How to create your own cylindrical panorama image

We’re obiously not going to give away all of our secrets but today we’re going to run you through how you can create you’re very own basic panoramic photo using the Philopod Pitch Variation method (without a tripod). To start of you just need a few simple tools which include: What you need: 1. A full frame camera 2. An 8mm fisheye lens 3....

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Sun, Screws and Stourhead

I sat at the kitchen table eating breakfast knowing that today would be our last opportunity for another week before we could come back and photograph the most visited National Trust site in UK. Once again the powers of nature were against us and it was pouring outside. We double checked all the equipment and knew it was a virtual tour that would only look...

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Welcome To The Lion Tree Virtual Tour Blog

Lion Tree virtual Tours intends to use this blog to provide insight into the Tour creation process (without giving away too many secrets), information on how our business grows is growing and developing and as a forum where we can interact with past and prospective clients. Please feel free to leave comments and ask questions. Share

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    We would happily recommend Lion Tree to anyone thinking of using their tours as sales tools, we have found them invaluable to our business.
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