Scott Highton, author of the seminal book on Virtual Reality Photography (see: vrphotography.com ), will lead a wide ranging discussion on current business practices in the industry to help Conference attendees learn methods for securing work and maximizing their potential incomes from this specialty. The program will address concerns of both professionals and non-pros alike.
- Scott is one of the pioneers of VR photography, having been the first independent photographer contracted by Apple to work with and test QuickTime VR during its development in 1994, as well as serving a similar role for what eventually became the IPIX corporation.
- He’s been a professional photographer and cinematographer for over 30 years, specializing in corporate, technology, aviation, and environmental photography, often in extreme locations.
- He was the first to shoot 360° VR panoramas underwater.
- Scott has given a number of popular programs at previous IVRPA conferences.
- He has been a member of the MacWorld faculty, and presented corporate and online education programs about VR photography, including those for Google’s PhotoTech and Manfrotto’s School of Xcellence.
- He also served for close to a decade as a national director of the American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP).
- In his efforts to create custom camera mounts for his VR work, Scott started learning machining and metal fabrication about 10 years ago. Today, he also volunteers as a machinist in the acclaimed Restoration Shop of the Hiller Aviation Museum near San Francisco, CA, where he and about a dozen other crew members are now completing construction of a working replica of the world’s first coaxial helicopter – a Hiller XH-44.