Ed Fink over Pass Christian, MS after Hurricane Katrina


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I'm Ed Fink, and these are my 360 degree panoramas. I was the first VR photographer in the world to do fullscreen 360 degree panoramas from a helicopter. Today I'm a FAA licensed drone pilot and shoot most of my aerials with a quadcopter.

I'm also a Google Street View Trusted Photographer in Minneapolis shooting Street View tours inside  local businesses.

I publish thousands of 360 degree panoramas and virtual tours to Google Maps, where I currently have over 60 MILLION VIEWS.

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Take a look below at some of my Google tours, or go to my Google Street View page for more information and many samples.

Cathedral of St. Paul

Dakota Jazz Club

Earle Brown Heritage Center

Brew and Grow

Advertising Agencies
Web Designers

I want to partner with you to offer Google Street View virtual tours to your clients! Google hosts the tour in Google Maps, but you're needed to also embed the tour in your client's web pages, blog, or Facebook.

Email or call 651-483-1557

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"turning heads and expanding horizons"


Panorama Category: Railroads

Assorted 360 degree panoramas of trains and railroad yards.


Albert Lea Train Derailment 360 degree aerial panorama above Goose Lake in Albert Lea, MN after a train derailment.

Equipment: DJI P4P, 24 mm

Helicopter: DJI Phantom 4 Professional

Categories: Outstate Minnesota, Quadcopter, Railroads


BNSF Railroad Yard - Bridal Veil 360 degree aerial panorama over the BNSF Bridal Veil Railroad Yard Minneapolis, MN.

Equipment: DJI P4P, 24 mm

Helicopter: DJI Phantom 4 Professional

Categories: Minneapolis, Quadcopter, Railroads


Jackson Street Roundhouse 360 degree aerial panorama over the Jackson Street Roundhouse, which is the headquarters for the Minnesota Transportation Museum in St. Paul, MN and a working railroad roundhouse, one of the last of its kind in the country. Built in 1907 to replace an older roundhouse, the site has been used for rail transportation since the first railroad came to Minnesota in the 1860ís.

Equipment: DJI P4P, 24 mm

Helicopter: DJI Phantom 4 Professional

Categories: Quadcopter, Railroads, Saint Paul


St. Paul’s Union Depot 360 degree aerial panorama above the light rail at Union Depot in St. Paul, MN. This was my Spring Equinox 2016 submission to the World Wide Panorama on the theme Travel.

Equipment: DJI P3A, 20 mm

Helicopter: DJI Phantom 3 Advanced

Categories: Quadcopter, Railroads, Saint Paul, Union Depot


Train Derailment in Sibley, Iowa 360 degree aerial panorama above Otter Creek in Sibley, Iowa after a train derailment.

Equipment: DJI P4P, 24 mm

Helicopter: DJI Phantom 4 Professional

Categories: Iowa, Quadcopter, Railroads













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The St. Paul Pioneer Press did a feature story about me.

Newspaper article about Google Street View virtual tours, with a photo from my Basilica tour.

2005 front page feature story about my early aerial panoramas.


"That's the coolest thing on the web."

"You brought tears to my eyes."

"Mind blowing."

"One of the neatest photo sites I've ever seen."

"I'm afraid of heights and when I looked straight down I nearly threw up!"

"I am stunned by the quality and possible applications, nice job."

"That combo of eye-in-the-sky with eyes on the ground is fantastic."

"I sent this to every pilot I know."


"The 360 shots are almost unbelieveable!!!!"

"Oh my gosh Ed - they are just beautiful."

"That aerial panorama over Lake Calhoun is totally awesome"


"I've instantly become a fan of your panorama photos!"

"Wow, your panoramas are like nothing I have ever seen before. Very impressive!"

"the absolute best I have seen anywhere."

"ED - I am not surprised by all the comments you have received. The VR is AWESOME!"


Rolling Stones at the Superdome

Now I only shoot interactive 360 degree panoramas, but long ago I photographed rock concerts (and almost anything else!) for fun and profit. Here's a few of my concert photos and a story about shooting a 1981 Rolling Stones concert.