Virtual Photo Walks Walk the Walk for Those who Can't.
Virtual Photo Walks.org (VPW) was founded by John Butterill, it is a not for profit that harnesses the power of the internet and mobile communications to enable the disabled infirm and those isolated by illness the hospitalized – young and old – to visit distant places." Watch the movie about the Virtual Photo Walks concept http://youtu.be/y1Uv7as5ZmI
"Using Virtual volunteer guides, equipped with a smart phone, the disabled can participate in an immersive, real-time, experience of places they will likely never see first-hand." an African safari, a war veterans’ reunion, a hike in the forest. Participants are connected via the internet in real-time via video and voice, they can interact each other and their virtual photography guide in a private video conference. It is secure and moderated. – an extraordinarily interactive moving experience. Via text and voice connections, participants can make special requests of their videography guide, perhaps a close-up view of a personally-meaningful detail or a to-be-treasured photograph of a specific scene.
- Thank you to Verizon for powering our Virtual Photo Walks in the USA with the 4G LTE Jetpack Mobile Hotspot / 4G LTE Router / latest phones). Verzion makes events like our latest March 29th at Volacano National Park Hawaii for Shriners Hospital for Children possible, we can't thank them enough. Virtual Photo Walks uses http://zoom.us video conferencing. It will change the way you you engage with family, friends and run your business. Give it a try http://bit.ly/1RSRwbC
Join https://www.facebook.com/groups/virtualphotowalks/ to participate, this group is for and moderated by the disabled.
Virtual Photo Walks Inc is a 501c3 public charity in the USA.
The movie made about Virtual Photo Walks.
It is a not just a service for those who are hospitalized or cannot go out into the community, but also for the many who just need a break in their day. It is a way to lend a helping hand by providing a window to places and things most of us take for granted. A truly interactive experience. (View the events on You Tube)
Virtual Photo Walks Featured on PBS News Hour Blog post:
NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams report by Ann Curry about Virtual Photo Walks.
For the first time, using video conferencing tools like Zoom.us feature, combined with the Android, iPhone or other wireless smarts devices enables “virtual” photo walks. Photographers along with a camera can take their friends along on a photo walk and share the experience with people who can't be there.