Firefly Digital Designs pioneered full resolution 360VR panoramic photography in the Philippines and has been shooting for over 8 years now. Majority of our clients are the local real estate and the hospitality industry.
We are active members of the Federation of Philippine Photographers Foundation and was one of the speakers during the Photoworld Asia 2009 in Manila.
Our panoramas has been contributed to news/media websites of inquirer.net, abs-cbnnews.com, newsbreak.ph, rappler.com; paving the way for “virtual journalism” in bringing the viewer at the center of the news.
Previous advocacy works for government agencies included: Philippine National Shrines wherein we documented the shrines of Rizal, Bonifacio, Juan Luna, Mabini and other National Heroes with the National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP); a 360 virtual tour for the National Museum in bringing out the “old” into the “new.” For the Department of Tourism, some of our works are currently presented in the website: www.experiencephilippines.org.
Some of our 360 panoramas were also exhibited at Plymouth in UK, Palmela in Portugal, Dalian in China, showcasing the best of what our country has to offer in terms of heritage, culture, and hospitality. For these exhibits, we were acknowledged as one of the Masters of Contemporary Panoramic Photography by the International Virtual Reality Photography Association (IVRPA) based in the US.
As a member of the Voyage of the Balangay project that sailed around the Philippines and Southeast Asia in replicas of the ancient wooden balangay boats, and together with the 1st Phil. Mt. Everest Team, members of the Phil. Navy, Phil. Coast Guard, Sama boat builders of Tawi-Tawi, and volunteers from Butuan, the entire balangay crew was individually given an Award of Merit and declared Honorary Butuanon in recognition for this achievement.
Lastly, some of our best 360VRs of the Philippines are incorporated in Arounder Touch, an application that Apple has installed by default to all the iPhones and iPads being sold in the US and European market, expanding the reach of our country’s vistas to a much wider audience.