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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
@thephotowalks on twitter
Thank you to the hundreds of people who have given their time to help people less fortunate.
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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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Virtual Photo Walks and Senior Learning Network
July 26 Tuesday Hawaii TIME 1pm est
(51st anniversary of the ADA) with park volunteer Eric Fandrick who is a Hawaii based photographer living with a disability. He will stream using zoom.us being in a wheelchair doesn’t slow him down at all. Eric will be at Devastation Trail for 30-45 minutes.
For the disabled by the disabled
https://www.nps.gov/…/planyo…/craterrimtour_devastation2.htm
http://adaanniversary.org/
Experience the sounds of national parks in this new public service announcement from the National Park Service and the National Park Foundation. Park images and sounds serenade the National Park Service on the occasion of its 100th birthday, coming in August 2016.
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Virtual Photo Walks sunrise over Kīlauea Hawaii with Jessica Ferracane Public Affairs at Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park to an audience of seniors and the disabled who otherwise wouldn't be able to be here. We are collaborating with Hawaii Volcanoes National Park to bring the park to new audiences for their 100th anniversary. ‪#‎FindYourPark‬ ‪#‎HVNP100‬‪#‎NPWest‬ all with the help of our partner Senior Learning Network check them out. https://youtu.be/mXOHrapqswE
Check out how clear the stream is with +Verizon  powering our Virtual Photo Walks with the 4G LTE Jetpack Mobile Hotspot. Verizon and Zoom Video Communications amazing.
Virtual Photo Walks 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.
VirtualPhotoWalks 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.
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 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 #livestreaming #streetphotography #streetart,#Virtual Photo Walks, #Verizon,#Zoomus
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Virtual Photo Walks in Barcelona Spain with +Ugo Cei  at Basílica de la Sagrada Família."The central tower of 172.5 meters (566 feet) will make it the tallest cathedral in Europe.
Check out Virtual Photo Walks and Zoom Video Communications amazing combination partnered with Senior Learning Network
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.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/virtualphotowalks/ this closed group is for our participants, contact us to join.
#‎Verizon
#‎Zoomus
#‎virtualphotowalks
The Basílica i Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Família (Catalan pronunciation: [səˈɣɾaðə fəˈmiɫiə]; English: Basilica and Expiatory Church of the Holy Family) is a large Roman Catholic church in Barcelona, designed by Spanish architect Antoni Gaudí (1852–1926). Although incomplete, the church is a UNESCO World Heritage Site,[5] and in November 2010 Pope Benedict XVI consecrated and proclaimed it a minor basilica,[6][7][8] as distinct from a cathedral, which must be the seat of a bishop.
Construction of Sagrada Família commenced in 1882 and Gaudí became involved in 1883,[5]taking over the project and transforming it with his architectural and engineering style, combining Gothic and curvilinear Art Nouveau forms. Gaudí devoted his last years to the project, and at the time of his death at age 73 in 1926, less than a quarter of the project was complete.[9]
Sagrada Família's construction progressed slowly, as it relied on private donations and was interrupted by the Spanish Civil War, only to resume intermittent progress in the 1950s. Construction passed the midpoint in 2010 with some of the project's greatest challenges remaining[9] and an anticipated completion date of 2026, the centenary of Gaudí's death.
The basílica has a long history of dividing the citizens of Barcelona: over the initial possibility it might compete with Barcelona's cathedral, over Gaudí's design itself,[10] over the possibility that work after Gaudí's death disregarded his design,[10] and the 2007 proposal to build an underground tunnel of Spain's high-speed rail link to France which could disturb its stability.[11]Describing Sagrada Família, art critic Rainer Zerbst said, "It is probably impossible to find a church building anything like it in the entire history of art"[12] and Paul Goldberger called it, "The most extraordinary personal interpretation of Gothic architecture since the Middle Ages."[13]
Virtual Photo Walks is a non-profit 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.
VirtualPhotoWalks 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.
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 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 #livestreaming #streetphotography #streetart,#Virtual Photo Walks, #Verizon,#Zoomus

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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.
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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"
https://youtu.be/XIvWo_73e0I
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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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5 Ways Pokemon Go Is Better With Zoom.us

Heard of Pokemon Go? It was a rhetorical question, of course you have. Who could possibly miss this new phenomenon causing random clusters of people to populate and wonder aimlessly through open fields, back alleys, and office storage areas – all while gazing into their smartphones with newfound fascination?
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Reference photo of Pokémon Go enthusiasts captured in the wild
All this gaming app excitement seems to be a real record breaker, and its having some real business impact. It’s reported that Nintendo has seen a $7.5 billion surge in market value and Adweek reports that Pokémon Go Has More Than 6 Million Mentions on Twitter just in the last few days!
Clearly, it’s an exceedingly engaging augmented reality gaming experience which most of us here in the Zoom office are already addicted to, however we felt that the entire experience was better once it was Zoom(ified). We pondered, why not share your adventures and Pokemon Showdown (s) with all your friends live in a much more interactive way?
http://blog.zoom.us/wordpress/2016/07/13/5-ways-pokemon-go-better-with-zoom/
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Pokemon Go has exploded as a hyper popular augmented reality mobile gaming app, but we felt the entire experience was better w/ Zoom. Here's why ...
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Virtual photo Walks and Seniors Learning Network were with +Dominic Phillips  from Kona Hawaii beach walk if you can call black lava rock a beach. Lots of little critters and the best line was
"I can almost feel the breeze".
To know, to care, to ACT, but do you
Check out Virtual Photo Walks using +Verizon  and Zoom Video Communications the amazing combination streaming to our partner theSenior Learning Network .
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 walk's like this.https://twitter.com/thephotowalkshttps://…/VirtualPhotoWalkshttps://www.facebook.com/john.butterill A lot of VPW events are only posted in our closed group for people living with illness or disability.https://www.facebook.com/groups/virtualphotowalks/ this closed group is for our participants, contact us to join.#‎Verizon#Zoomus#‎virtualphotowalks Eric S Yuan
Virtual Photo Walks is a non-profit 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.
VirtualPhotoWalks 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.
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"
#VirtualPhotoWalks, #JohnButterill #photowalks #photography #photographers #Video #camera #live #livestream #livestreaming #streetphotography #streetart,#Virtual Photo Walks, #Verizon,#Zoomus https://youtu.be/osVSVwSrSiY
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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 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.

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. 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.

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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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