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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
https://www.facebook.com/VirtualPhotoWalks
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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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Support our mission to enable those who are immobilized by disability, illness or age to escape their isolation and re-engage with society virtually.
Virtual Photo Walks is all about giving the gift of time to others, by doing a Virtual Photo Walks for the people living with disability or illness.
Watch the movie made about www.virtualphotowalks.org
VirtualPhotoWalks.org was founded by John Butterill, 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. http://www.virtualphotowalks.org/donate/ funds more walks like this.
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Virtual Photo Walks May 1st 11am est in Venice Italy with +Ugo Cei  we will do a tour of St. Mark's square in Venice and some of the surroundings, including gondolas on the canals.
Virtual Photo Walks is all about people giving the gift of time to others by doing a Virtual Photo Walks for the people living with disability or illness.
Give a little bit of time to someone you will feel better for it.You can volunteer, or if living with disability sign up at www.virtualphotowalks.org to be invited.
http://www.virtualphotowalks.org/donate/ funds more walks like this.
https://twitter.com/thephotowalks
https://www.facebook.com/VirtualPhotoWalks 
https://www.facebook.com/john.butterill 
A lot of VPW events are only posted in our closed group for people living with illness or disability.
To support and help Virtual Photo Walks by using ChangUr click this linkhttp://bit.ly/1VD0xly ‪#‎zoomus‬ ‪#‎virtualphotowalks‬ 
https://www.facebook.com/groups/virtualphotowalks/ this closed group is for our participants, contact us to join.
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Had a great chat with +Ugo Cei  on his podcast the “The Traveling Image Makers”
http://www.ttim.photo/ttim-25-john-butterill/
Ugo has been doing Virtual Photo Walks since the beginning, giving of his time for the people living with disability or in isolation.
Ugo, Walks the walk for those that can’t.
http://www.ucphoto.me/
+Verizon  is powering our Virtual Photo Walks with the 4G LTE Jetpack Mobile Hotspot. Verizon together with Zoom Video Communications amazing. www.zoom.us
Virtual Photo Walks is all about people giving the gift of time to others, by doing a Virtual Photo Walks your helping people living with disability or illness.
Give a little bit of time to someone you will feel better for it.You can volunteer, or if living with disability sign up at www.virtualphotowalks.org to be invited.
http://www.virtualphotowalks.org/donate/ funds more walks like this.
https://twitter.com/thephotowalks
https://www.facebook.com/VirtualPhotoWalks
https://www.facebook.com/john.butterill
A lot of VPW events are only posted in our closed group for people living with illness or disability.
‪#‎zoomus‬ ‪#‎virtualphotowalks‬
https://www.facebook.com/groups/virtualphotowalks/ this closed group is for our participants, contact us to join.
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Hello, my name is Thomas, I am 19 years old, and I have Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. Unfortunately, my disability has rendered it impossible for me to play video games until now. You see, I found a video game controller that I can use with my mouth, which is unfortunately the only way I can do anything. It would mean the world to me if I was able to get the funds to pay for it. I will be so grateful to anybody who donates and helps me realize my dream of getting back into gaming.
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Hello, my name is Thomas, I am 19 years old, and I have Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. Unfortunately, my disability has rendered it impossible for me to play video games until now. You see, I found a video game controller that I can use with my mouth, which is unfortunately the only way I can do an...
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Could you all like our page on Facebook 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 to understand what Virtual Photo Walks is.
If your living with a disability or illness ask to join our Facebook group to be invited to our VPW events.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/virtualphotowalks/
http://www.virtualphotowalks.org/donate/ to help us do more.
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Thank you to Verizon for powering our Virtual Photo Walks with the 4G LTE Jetpack Mobile Hotspot. +Verizon  and www.zoom.us
Virtual Photo Walks is all about people giving the gift of time to others by doing a Virtual Photo Walks for the people living with disability or illness.
Give a little bit of time to someone you will feel better for it.You can volunteer, or if living with disability sign up at www.virtualphotowalks.org to be invited.
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+Ugo Cei was one of the first photographers to do Virtual Photo Walks, giving of his time for other. Join his community and follow him on his adventures.

You are about to join a community of like-minded people who want to learn more about photography, travel, and assorted topics.

By subscribing, you also get FREE access to the entire "Introduction to DSLR Photography" video course by my good friend Brent Mail. This is a time-limited offer, so subscribe and grab it while it lasts!
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Virtual Photo Walks is extremely pleased to be working with Alex Lindsay again. The focus will be to bring a variety of real time engagement solutions for those living with illness and disability. This is an exciting opportunity for VPW to explore the latest technological possibilities with a recognized leader in all aspects of streaming media. 
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Introduction

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

To make a (tax deductible) Donation to Virtual Photo Walks in the USA.

Virtual Photo Walks is a non-profit 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.

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 Inc is a 501c3 public charity in the USA.

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.

Google Stories

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 and saw that +Don Noll had started I hangout on G+. 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 for the Gymbl (http://www.youbiq.com/site/​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​gymbl-pro/  ) which I was using as a phone case.

The phone case which by designed for doing virtual reality tours it comes with a tripod, IPhone case, and an adapter that allows it to sit on a tripod I used it to do our walks.

I called the company and suggested putting an adapter on the bottom of the Gymbl so that it could be mounted on the hot shoe of the DSLR.                                                      

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+  I contacted them and they watch me photograph the owl, on google+ hangouts. +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.

Equipment Solutions: What you need.

- A smart phone with front & rear camera

a data plan and you can afford to burn 100 to 200 MB of it, doing about a 30 min stream to G+ hangout.

If you are coming up to your billing date for your data plan then use it up helping us.

You will need an hot shoe adapter.

Smart Phone users here are some links to mount your Smart Phone

http://photojojo.com/store/awesomeness/SlingShot/#

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0056C4VRK/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00&tag=859351160-20

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http://www.amazon.com/gp/​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​product/B0042J6VUS/​​​ref=​​​as_​​​li_​​​​​​​ss_tl?​​​ie=​UTF8&​​tag=​​​​​​​​​​​​​​picsomewhrela-​​20&​​​​​​​linkCode=as2&​​​​​​​​​camp=​​​​1789&​​​creative=​​​​390957&​​​​​​​​​​​​creativeASIN=​​​​​​​​B0042J6VUS

If you are really having a problem mounting you phone to your camera this link will take you to a proven solution that never fails. Duct Tape

http://www.youtube.com/virtualphotowalks

www.virtualphotowalks.org

http://www.virtualphotowalks.org/equipment/


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