[Panotour Pro 2.0] Case study #3: Art studio | Max Bolotov photographer

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Kolor is pleased to publish online the third post blog entitled “Case Study”. Its purpose is various:

  • Enhance and highlight the work of a photographer
  • Present the results obtained with our software solutions and present business field where they can be applied
  • To put the photographer in touch with potentials customers

For this third case study, Max Bolotov young photographer uses the virtual tour and Panotour Pro 2.0 for promoting New York based artist Yana Ouchakova and her Art studio (United States). Let us meet with this talented photographer!

Max, could you introduce yourself?

My given name is Maksym but most people call me Max. I currently live in New York City, though I moved to the United States from Ukraine in 1999. Since that time, I have spent much of my time exploring this interesting country and its wonders. I have been introduced to photography on my 17th birthday- when my grandfather gave me my first camera. It was a Zenith film camera and I absolutely fell in love with capturing a particular moment in time. Then I imagined myself pursuing this as a passion and as a career. I take pleasure in capturing not only our beautiful planet earth but also its inhabitants – people.

Kolor team really liked the virtual tour of Yana Ouchakova. We found it simple and really well compatible with your subject, congratulations! Could you give us more details about the virtual tour?

Every project that I embark on starts with an in-depth conversation between the client and myself. It is very important that each party contribute to a primary vision so that executing that vision can be a mutually rewarding experience. Shooting the tour is the easiest part – it’s the planning that’s the key to accomplishing exactly what we want. With Yana Ouchakova’s virtual tour, I wanted to exhibit a very different side of the virtualtour world.

Every day I discover new ways to use my panoramas and virtual tours to help businesses and people in their graphic presentations. The entire idea behind a tour such as this was to offer artists a unique way to display their portfolio and work. I spoke to Yana Ouchakova who is an independent artist in New York City and she frequently mentioned that much of her time is dedicated to networking and speaking to various galleries and/or potential buyers. This means of displaying her work would allow her to focus more time in creating rather than to focus on the marketing aspect of her business. Now, thank to this virtual tour, her work is neatly and interactively shown and contained in one link.

Many photographers are not experienced in enhancing their projects using the HTML code, so this project is very important to me because it shows to everyone that it’s possible to create a full virtual tour presentation using only Panotour Pro 2.0 features with no need of programming skills. The process itself is pretty simple. The addition of the images gallery in Panotour Pro 2.0 was incredible, and possibly my most favorite feature as it opened a new window of opportunities for my imagination.

What kind of equipment should we get to make this virtual tour?

Camera and lens Accessories Software
  • Nikon D5100
  • Nikon 10.5 f/2.8 fisheye
  • Panosaurus 2.0
  • Manfrotto 190XPROB Pro Aluminum Tripod
  • 498RC2 Midi Ball Head with 200PL-14 QR Plate
  • RAW processing: Adobe Lightroom 4
  • Stitching: PtGui 9.1.8
  • KrPano droplets for cube faces
  • Virtual tour: Panotour Pro 2.0

Do you have other projects you would like to share with us?

On January 1st, 2013 I started something called 365 Photo Challenge. This is a self-motivating project that helps photographers get more familiar with their equipment and expand their creative horizons. It pushes one to take pictures every single day and post at least one complete photo daily for an entire year; hence the name 365 Photo challenge. This project has taught me many lessons and one of the most important is investigating different types of photography. I’ve discovered and experimented new fields like: little Planet photography, still life, and portraits to name a few. I am about 2 months away from completing the entire project. If you are interested you can check my progress on my Facebook Page.

My biggest and most recent project is ACMB Photography. I created the company with a partner and reliable friend Alex Chechelnitsky. We had a vision of creating a one-stop visual marketing solution for restaurants in New York City to showcase their establishment on internet. I have found ways to creatively incorporate my personality into the work. We are constantly pushing our limits as photographers – for example, we just recently shot an aerial virtual tour from a 66 foot tall crane and are investing in a drone to take our aerial panoramas to the next level.

To keep in touch with Max located in the United States:

Max Bolotov – maxb[at] -


If you also want to present your work and appear on the Kolor blog for the “Case Study #4″, thank you to contact us by email or leave a comment. Philippe – Kolor team


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