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 Virtual Photo Walks - Walk the Walk for Those who Can't.

To make a (tax deductible) Donation to Virtual Photo Walks in the USA we are under the umbrella of the Senior Learning Network and Generations Learning for Donations in the USA. 

Virtual Photo Walks organization that uses smartphones and video conferencing to enable people isolated by illness or disability to travel the world in real time. Thanks to our technology partners and a group of dedicated virtual volunteer guides from all over the world, we're able to make the world bigger and brighter for our community of people with disabilities.  Our hope is through our efforts, we can make a difference in people's lives.

We want to buy more computers for seniors, and folks in our community. Please make a donation so we can get people connected.

To support us, please click on the Donate button at http://www.virtualphotowalks.org/donate/

Virtual Photo Walks 

Be a:Friend $50 - $499

Contributor $500 - $4999

Supporter $5000 plus

or contact us by email at: donate@virtualphotowalks.org

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.

http://www.youtube.com/virtualphotowalks to see where we have been

John Butterill discovered a way to share his photo walks through video conferencing tools.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y1Uv7as5ZmI&feature=player_embedded

For the first time, using video conferencing tools combined with the Android, iPhone or other wireless smarts devices enables “virtual” photo walks. Photographers along with a camera can take their circle of friends along on a photo walk and share the experience with people who can't be there.

How to Help Others: Do you know someone that would be helped by this experience have them follow +Virtual Photo Walks   or fill out the form at http://www.virtualphotowalks.org/be-invited-to-virtual-photo-wa/   or contact  +John Butterill  

www.virtualphotowalks.org  for more information

Photographers to sign up use the form in the link below.

http://www.virtualphotowalks.org/sign-up-to-be-a-vpw-photograph/ 

Please follow The Crohns Colitis Effect and Frank Garufi Jr.  one of the most inspiring men, and helped create the Virtual Photo Walks page. 

How it Works: John Butterill: I use a rig  it slides onto the camera connecting to what is called the hot shoe where you would mount a flash on a camera.  

This allows people using video conferencing tools to direct the photographer, and see the same view he does. It is not needed to do a tour but does increases the interactivity. More Equipment Solutions: What you need at the bottom of this page.

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Get involved today - How can you help:

Visit www.virtualphotowalks.org

Tell us how you want to help. 

www.virtualphotowalks.org to sign up to be a VPW photographer.

You Tube Videos

http://www.youtube.com/virtualphotowalks to see where we have been

Follow us on https://www.facebook.com/VirtualPhotoWalks as well

How Virtual Photo Walks came about

Virtual Photo Walks came into existence as a result of a series of random events. I was out for a walk. As we chatted in the hangout I was also trying to manage my iPhone and the Nikon D7000 at the same time.

We talked about having an extension arm on the phone or something to make handling the phone easier to handle. After the hangout I was looking at my camera and the phone and suddenly realized that all that was needed was a hot shoe adapter. IPhone case, and an adapter that allows it to sit on a tripod I used it to do our walks.                                             

With the iPhone mounted in this way I went for my next walk, I fortunately, came upon a Barred owl and thought I would show it to my friends on Google+  . +Andy Gray took some screenshots of that and posted them with his comments on his page.

+Andy Gray  -  Feb 6, 2012 (edited)  -  Public

We had an interesting Hangout earlier as we joined our friend +John Butterill on a walk through the Canadian countryside spotting wildlife to photograph. To broadcast these John uses an #iPhone mounted on an iPhone holder attached to the hotshoe on his +Nikon DSLR, which kinda makes the whole thing look like someone wielding a bazooka in a 1st person shooter to us!

At the point you see below he was photographing a Barred Owl (Not a Barn Owl as previously stated). He's since posted an excellent shot of the owl perched in a tree from later in his wildlife walk. We were all kind of excited because we realized this was a new way of going on photo shoot.

https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/ 106837773805813749834/ 111835024921462866899/ posts/ 2Jhc15digWM

The next evening I was in a hangout with a person with MS. She was bed ridden and was talking to about how the only thing she could photograph was what she could see out her window. I simply spoke up and said her I'll take you on a photo shoot, and you can tell me what you want to take pictures of because you will be seeing through the iPhone on Google+  what I can see through the viewfinder. 

The next day we did our first, now called a +Virtual Photo Walk  it was recorded for You Tube. You can watch on You Tube channel  on the + Virtual Photo Walks page. We all had a lot of fun and it went very well.

Please follow The Crohns Colitis Effect and Frank Garufi Jr.  one of the most inspiring men I have ever met and helped create the Virtual Photo Walks page.  

Following that I was in a hangout with +Frank Garufi Jr and he was telling me about his son going into the hospital for an infusion which is very uncomfortable and painful for an 8-year-old. Again I simply said I'll take him for a photo walk around my community and keep them distracted during the process, this was a great fun event and it was not recorded but Frank took a few pictures of his son during the photo walk watching me on the computer. +Frank Garufi Jr then posted them with a very emotional thank you for me doing it. 

This post was number 8 on what's hot on Google+ for about 8 hours on Friday the day of the photo walk.

+Frank Garufi Jr.

Crohns Colitis - My Son's Battle

Domenic's Infusion for February 2012

Some of you might remember the interview that +Shefali Burns did with me, back in the beginning of January, about Crohns Colitis disease and how my son has been battling it since he was born ( http://youtu.be/wP7cNbsbJHk ). Its a constant struggle for him, and unfortunately, one that he'll have to struggle with for the rest of his life. 

One, of the many, things we have to do is a monthly infusion of a medication called Remicade. The entire process is roughly 6 hours long and requires it to be administered in the hospital ( Children's Hospital of Philadelphia ). 

Today was our scheduled appointment for the month of February and Domenic got a special surprise thanks to +John Butterill and the sheer power and greatness of +Google+ Hangouts.

Armed with his IPhone, Nikon camera, and probably 10 layers of clothing, +John Butterill took my son on a photo walk around Rosedale, Ontario, Canada while he was getting his infusion done. Domenic loved every minute of it! For the hour that John braved the harsh weather conditions to show my son around Rosedale, my son didn't have to worry about blood pressure cuff's squeezing his arm too tight, the uncomfortableness of having tubes stuck through his arm, the drip rate of the medicine "burning" him ( the meds must be administered at a specific rate per hour ), or having to be stuck in a hospital when he much rather be at school!!! 

+John Butterill is nothing less than a saint in my eyes! He brought a TON of joy to my son today, of what otherwise would have been, another excruciating day for him!

From the bottom of my heart... THANK YOU +John Butterill!!!

Dom - February 2012 Infusion with Photowalk (7 photos)

Frank and I along with others decided that there should be a page  on Google+ to spread the word about this exciting way to help people.

Now we have that page and photographers around the world are stepping up to help conduct photo walks around the world. Events  are scheduled in Amsterdam Rome Germany Canada Australia New Zealand.



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+Virtual Photo Walks™  mission is to allow isolated people to become interactive citizens again. Utilizing the Internet, video chat and smart phones, people are able to visit and interact with mobile guides all over the world and to visit they people and places they could only dream about before.
Virtual Photo Walks reaches out to isolated individuals and communities, enlists photographers all over the world and then moderates, records and edits the interactive Walks to assure the safety and privacy of participants and to archive the experience so that the participants can share and look back on them. Virtual Photo Walks Inc is a 501c3 public charity in the USA.
 Here is a link the shows how it all got started  http://youtu.be/y1Uv7as5ZmI
Visit http://www.virtualphotowalks.org FOR MORE INFO
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Thank you to the hundreds of people who have given their time to help people less fortunate.
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http://www.genlearn.org/where-do-your-donations-go/
Where Do Your Donations Go?
Thank you for your interest in donating to Generations Learning, GenLearn, as we call it, is a 501c3 nonprofit.  Generations Learning was organized to provide interactive learning to people within their homes.  This may include older adults “aging in place” or other adults who simply want to learn more about various topics.  Our over arching focus is to provide connections to help overcome social isolation that may occur as we age or as handicaps prevent access to the world.       We are on a mission to change the view on aging and individuals with disabilities.  We know that learning is fun, no matter your age!  

Three Pages to like and sites to visit.
http://www.seniorlearningnetwork.com/
https://www.facebook.com/Seniorlearn/
The Senior Learning Network provides realtime interactive learning opportunity for older adults. Participating seniors residences and individuals can connect to scientists, authors, historians, artists, museums and other professionals through video conferencing.
http://www.genlearn.org/
https://www.facebook.com/genlearn/
GenLearn provides realtime interactive learning educational programs for older adults, caregivers, and/or those who have limited mobility. We connect you to programs and experts across the world – right in the comfort of your own home. All you need is high-speed Internet access, a laptop, desktop or a tablet with a built-in camera, an interest in keeping your mind active and a desire to interact with others.
www.virtualphotowalks.org
https://www.facebook.com/VirtualPhotoWalks/
We enable the disabled and those isolated by illness the hospitalized – young and old – to visit distant places."
Using Virtual volunteer guides, equipped with a smart phone’s,the disabled can participate in a real-time, experience of places with others in our community they will 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 with each other and their guide in a private www.zoom.us video conference. It is secure and moderated. – an extraordinarily interactive moving experience.
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August 19th 415pm Eastern, NEW EVENT - Virtual Photo Walks
Live Dive from Channel Islands with our partner Senior Learning Network, Virtual Photo Walks will be at Channel Islands Live brings this ocean realm to you through technology. Great forests of kelp flourish in the waters surrounding the Channel Islands
https://www.nps.gov/chis/index.htm
Virtual Photo Walks events in the USA are powered by the 4G LTE Jetpack Mobile Hotspot. Verizon and Zoom Video Communications amazing.
Virtual Photo Walks partnered with the Senior Learning Network is an organization that uses smart phone's and video conferencing to enable people isolated by illness or disability to travel the world in real time. Thanks to our technology partners and a group of dedicated virtual volunteer guides from all over the world, we're able to make the world bigger and brighter for our community of people with disabilities. Our hope is through our efforts, we can make a difference in people's lives.
It is a charity that harnesses the power of the internet and mobile communications to enable those living with disability and isolated, hospitalized – young and old – to visit distant places.
If you would like to join us on a +Virtual Photo Walks™ or know someone who would please contact us http://VirtualPhotoWalks.org to learn how.
"To Know, To Care, To Act"
#‎VirtualPhotoWalks, #‎JohnButterill #‎photowalks #‎photography#‎photographers #‎Video #‎camera #‎live #‎livestream #‎Verizon,#‎Zoomus
https://youtu.be/mXOHrapqswE
Could you like our page and share in messenger to anyone you know living with disability or illness.
https://www.facebook.com/VirtualPhotoWalks/
Watch the movie made about us.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y1Uv7as5ZmI
If your living with a disability or illness ask to join our group to be invited to our VPW EVENTS
https://www.facebook.com/groups/virtualphotowalks/
http://www.virtualphotowalks.org/donate/ to help us do more.
Virtual Photo Walks is a non-profit organization that uses smartphones and video conferencing to enable people isolated by illness or disability to travel the world in real time. Thanks to our technology partners and a group of dedicated virtual volunteer guides from all over the world, we're able to make the world bigger and brighter for our community of people with disabilities. Our hope is through our efforts, we can make a difference in people's lives.
VirtualPhotoWalks is a charity that harnesses the power of the internet and mobile communications to enable those living with disability and isolated, hospitalized – young and old – to visit distant places.
Watch the movie made about us.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y1Uv7as5ZmI
If you would like to join us on a +Virtual Photo Walks™ or know some one who would please contact us http://VirtualPhotoWalks.org to learn how.
"To Know, To Care, To Act"
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USS Alabama, Battlefield Park Sept 29th 12 noon est with Virtual Photo Walks photographer +Jared Budlong with the Senior Learning Network we will tour the the ship and check out the big guns.
This event is made possible with the support of +Verizon 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot and Zoom Video Communications
http://www.ussalabama.com/
Three Pages to like and sites to visit.
http://www.seniorlearningnetwork.com/
https://www.facebook.com/Seniorlearn/
The Senior Learning Network provides realtime interactive learning opportunity for older adults. Participating seniors residences and individuals can connect to scientists, authors, historians, artists, museums and other professionals through video conferencing.
http://www.genlearn.org/
https://www.facebook.com/genlearn/
GenLearn provides realtime interactive learning educational programs for older adults, caregivers, and/or those who have limited mobility. We connect you to programs and experts across the world – right in the comfort of your own home. All you need is high-speed Internet access, a laptop, desktop or a tablet with a built-in camera, an interest in keeping your mind active and a desire to interact with others.
www.virtualphotowalks.org
https://www.facebook.com/VirtualPhotoWalks/
We enable the disabled and those isolated by illness the hospitalized – young and old – to visit distant places."
Using Virtual volunteer guides, equipped with a smart phone’s,the disabled can participate in a real-time, experience of places with others in our community they will 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 with each other and their guide in a private www.zoom.us video conference. It is secure and moderated. – an extraordinarily interactive moving experience.
This Virtual Photo Walk is powered by Verizon and the 4G LTE Jetpack Mobile Hotspot
Zoom Video Communications Eric S Yuan Ellen Ervin Verizon Greg Holmes
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Senior Learning Network and Virtual Photo Walks were live from the Hearst Castle. This will be combination of pictures and live real time Virtual Photo Walks from the Castle If you have never been there, it is an experience of beauty, history and how William Randolph Heart lived. www.hearstcastle.org.
We are opening this event up to anyone interested including Senior Learning Network, Generations Learning and Virtual Photo Walks. All that you need to do is let us know if your organization will attend or you as an individual.
Three Pages to like and sites to visit.
http://www.seniorlearningnetwork.com/
https://www.facebook.com/Seniorlearn/
The Senior Learning Network provides real time interactive learning opportunity for older adults. Participating seniors residences and individuals can connect to scientists, authors, historians, artists, museums and other professionals through video conferencing.
http://www.genlearn.org/
https://www.facebook.com/genlearn/
GenLearn provides real time interactive learning educational programs for older adults, caregivers, and/or those who have limited mobility. We connect you to programs and experts across the world – right in the comfort of your own home. All you need is high-speed Internet access, a laptop, desktop or a tablet with a built-in camera, an interest in keeping your mind active and a desire to interact with others.
www.virtualphotowalks.org
https://www.facebook.com/VirtualPhotoWalks/
We enable the disabled and those isolated by illness the hospitalized – young and old – to visit distant places."
Using Virtual volunteer guides, equipped with a smart phone’s,the disabled can participate in a real-time, experience of places with others in our community they will 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 with each other and their guide in a private www.zoom.us video conference. It is secure and moderated. – an extraordinarily interactive moving experience.
This Virtual Photo Walk is powered by +Verizon  and the 4G LTE Jetpack Mobile Hotspot
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Live Dive from Channel Islands, Senior Learning Network, and Virtual Photo Walks will be at Channel Islands Live bringing you this ocean realm to through live streaming technology. Great forests of kelp flourish in the waters surrounding the Channel Islandshttps://www.nps.gov/chis/index.htm
Most of Virtual Photo Walks events in the USA are powered by the 4G LTE Jetpack Mobile Hotspot. +Verizon  and Zoom Video amazing. Senior Learning Network partnered with the Virtual Photo Walks an organization that uses smart phones and video conferencing to enable people isolated by illness or disability to travel the world in real time. Thanks to our technology partners and a group of dedicated virtual volunteer guides from all over the world, we're able to make the world bigger and brighter for our community of people with disabilities. Our hope is through our efforts, we can make a difference in people's lives. It is a charity that harnesses the power of the internet and mobile communications to enable those living with disability and isolated, hospitalized – young and old – to visit distant places. If you would like to join us on a Virtual Photo Walks or know someone who would please contact us http://VirtualPhotoWalks.org to learn how. "To Know, To Care, To https://youtu.be/mXOHrapqswE.
Could you like our page and share in messenger to anyone you know living with disability or illness. https://www.facebook.com/VirtualPhotoWalks/Watch the movie made about us.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y1Uv7as5ZmI If your living with a disability or illness ask to join our group to be invited to our VPW EVENTShttps://www.facebook.com/groups/virtualphotowalks /http://www.virtualphotowalks.org/donate/ to help us do more. Ellen ErvinGreg Holmes Eric S Yuan Lynne Beachner Nagahori Noriko
Three Pages to like and sites to visit.
http://www.seniorlearningnetwork.com/
https://www.facebook.com/Seniorlearn/
The Senior Learning Network provides real time interactive learning opportunity for older adults. Participating seniors residences and individuals can connect to scientists, authors, historians, artists, museums and other professionals through video conferencing.
http://www.genlearn.org/
https://www.facebook.com/genlearn/
GenLearn provides real time interactive learning educational programs for older adults, caregivers, and/or those who have limited mobility. We connect you to programs and experts across the world – right in the comfort of your own home. All you need is high-speed Internet access, a laptop, desktop or a tablet with a built-in camera, an interest in keeping your mind active and a desire to interact with others.
www.virtualphotowalks.org
https://www.facebook.com/VirtualPhotoWalks/
We enable the disabled and those isolated by illness the hospitalized – young and old – to visit distant places."
Using Virtual volunteer guides, equipped with a smart phone’s,the disabled can participate in a real-time, experience of places with others in our community they will 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 with each other and their guide in a private www.zoom.us video conference. It is secure and moderated. – an extraordinarily interactive moving experience.
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51st anniversary of the ADA (American Disabilities Act) Virtual Photo Walks with the Seniors Learning Network live with park volunteer Eric Fandrick from Hawaii Volcanoes National Park who is a Hawaii based photographer living with a disability he will be assisted by Ranger Jessica Ferracane and intern Sami Steinkamp.
Eric will stream using zoom.us being in a wheelchair doesn’t slow him down at all. Eric will be at Devastation Trail. For the disabled by the disabled
http://adaanniversary.org/
With the help of our partner Senior Learning Network check them out at https://youtu.be/mXOHrapqswE
Virtual Photo Walks events in the USA are powered by the 4G LTE Jetpack Mobile Hotspot. Verizon and Zoom Video Communications amazing.
Virtual Photo Walks partnered with the Senior Learning Network is an organization that uses smart phone's and video conferencing to enable people isolated by illness or disability to travel the world in real time. Thanks to our technology partners and a group of dedicated virtual volunteer guides from all over the world, we're able to make the world bigger and brighter for our community of people with disabilities. Our hope is through our efforts, we can make a difference in people's lives.
It is a charity that harnesses the power of the internet and mobile communications to enable those living with disability and isolated, hospitalized – young and old – to visit distant places.
If you would like to join us on a +Virtual Photo Walks™ or know someone who would please contact us http://VirtualPhotoWalks.org to learn how.
"To Know, To Care, To Act"
#‎VirtualPhotoWalks, #‎JohnButterill #‎photowalks #‎photography#‎photographers #‎Video #‎camera #‎live #‎livestream #‎Verizon,#‎Zoomus
https://youtu.be/mXOHrapqswE
Could you like our page and share in messenger to anyone you know living with disability or illness.
https://www.facebook.com/VirtualPhotoWalks/
Watch the movie made about us.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y1Uv7as5ZmI
If your living with a disability or illness ask to join our group to be invited to our VPW EVENTS
https://www.facebook.com/groups/virtualphotowalks/
http://www.virtualphotowalks.org/donate/ to help us do more.
Virtual Photo Walks is a non-profit organization that uses smartphones and video conferencing to enable people isolated by illness or disability to travel the world in real time. Thanks to our technology partners and a group of dedicated virtual volunteer guides from all over the world, we're able to make the world bigger and brighter for our community of people with disabilities. Our hope is through our efforts, we can make a difference in people's lives.
VirtualPhotoWalks is a charity that harnesses the power of the internet and mobile communications to enable those living with disability and isolated, hospitalized – young and old – to visit distant places.
Watch the movie made about us.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y1Uv7as5ZmI
If you would like to join us on a +Virtual Photo Walks™ or know some one who would please contact us http://VirtualPhotoWalks.org to learn how.
"To Know, To Care, To Act"
https://youtu.be/XIvWo_73e0I
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