I’m Rami Saarikorpi, 360 Panorama Media’s Producer. My office is located in Eastern Finland. I travel around Finland and Europe as a photographer, instructor and lecturer. My main line of work is making 360 Presentations for businesses.
Having studied and worked in 360 photography since 1996, I’ve also been teaching the subject since 2008.
I am a part of a number of AR and VR projects. I wrote a book, “Näyttävä panoraamakuvaus” (Impressive Panorama Photography) with photographer Kenneth Lehtinen. I was part of the team developing a photography tower appropriate for photographers along with plastics engineering students from Exel Oyj and PKAMK. My photographs have been chosen numerous times as some of the world’s best 360 panorama images, and have been published in many global media outlets and online publications.
I have taken company and event photographs from international organizations. I have also photographed the World Rally Championships for the organizers and for RedBull in France, England and Finland. In addition, I have also photographed massive light installations in a number of countries for light artist Kari Kola’s company, Valoparta. In Valoparta’s projects I have also participated in putting up the works and carried out light modelling. I have worked as a photographer for McDonald’s in Finland and Britain since 2010. My photography has taken me from +35 degree weather in Portugal all the way to -35 temperatures in Saanatunturi, Finland.
I am a part of the Google Street View photographer team. The panorama images I upload on Google’s services are viewed over 12 million times per year.
This is a little bit of a backstory about what I’ve done so far. Many of the projects mentioned above are still active and I have new places and ideas to photograph all the time. If you have any questions, please be in touch! I’ll be happy to tell you more.
Jyväskylä is a pioneer in urban lighting, an example of which is followed in Finland and abroad. In addition to energy efficiency and safety, city lighting focuses on aesthetics: light increases residents' comfort and quality of life.
St. Nicholas Church is the main church of the Joensuu Orthodox Church. It was completed in 1887. The church is located in the center of Joensuu at the northern end of Kirkkokatu (formerly Nikolainkatu). The church is surrounded by Ristinpuisto. \n\nThe church can be considered a landmark of 19th-century Orthodox wooden church architecture with its ornaments and details. The most valuable part of the church designed by G. I. Karpov is probably the iconostasis painted on the stage of Alexander Nevsky in St Petersburg. \n\nThe six bells of the church are original. They have been cast in St. Petersburg. \n\nThe Church's 120th anniversary was celebrated on 22-23. September 2007.
Porvoo is a city and a municipality situated on the southern coast of Finland approximately 50 kilometers (30 mi) east of Helsinki. It is one of the six medieval towns in Finland, first mentioned as a city in texts from the 14th century. Porvoo is the seat of the Swedish-speaking Diocese of Borgå of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland.
The Ilosaarirock Festival is an annual rock festival held on the second weekend of July in Joensuu, Eastern Finland. Founded in 1971, Ilosaarirock is the second oldest rock festival in Finland still active, and one of the oldest in Europe. In 2007 the event had 21,000 daily visitors. The festival sold out in advance every year from 1998 to 2011. \n\nIlosaarirock is an entity of events that in its entirety, with clubs and side-events, spans from Friday to Sunday. The actual festival takes place on Saturday and Sunday. The festival site, called Laulurinne, stages performances on five separate stages with over 50 artists. Including all events, Ilosaarirock weekend hosts over 100 artists. \n\nIlosaarirock is organized mainly by volunteers and is put together by over 1,500 volunteer workers. The Ilosaarirock festival’s graphic look is chosen through an open design contest every year. The Ilosaarirock festival is organised by Joensuu Pop Musicians' Association, which is a non-profit organisation. The profits of the festival are used to support the North Karelian music scene, bands and artists.
Golf Talma is located in Sipoo, about a half-hour distance from the center of Helsinki. The company's own 165 acres of land provides a great setting for a full-service golf course. Golf Talma has two full 18 hole courses, Master and Valley, 9 holes and illuminated Par 3 training fields, eight practice greens and two grass ranges.
Hyvärilä is like a small village in the middle of nature. It offers plenty of activities for young people and anyone involved in youth work all year round. Hyvärilä is a former farm located by the beautiful Lake Pielinen in North Karelia. Hyvärilä is also an excellent venue for a holiday, sports or different events.