Scott Highton is one of the original pioneers of virtual reality photography. He was the first outside photographer hired by Apple to test and work with Apple's QuickTime VR technology during its development in 1994, where he photographed the first commercial QTVR project (the original Apple Company Store). The following year, he served in a similar capacity for the now defunct IPIX Corporation (then known as TeleRobotics International). He photographed many pioneering VR projects since.
Scott is known for pushing the limits of photographic VR technologies. He was the first to shoot both QTVR and IPIX panoramas underwater, and has photographed ton assignment throughout the world, including in aerial, extreme, and remote locations. In his efforts to push the creative envelope, he has developed a number of custom camera mounts for positioning his cameras in unique locations. He trained as a machinist and metal fabricator in his spare time in order to better pursue these efforts.
He has always promoted the benefits of good business practices for photographers, and has been a frequent author and speaker at industry events. He served as a national director of the American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP) for close to 10 years, and was founding co-president of the Bay Area QuickTime VR Association. He is now trying to finish his long-awaited book on Virtual Reality Photography -- www.vrphotography.com
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