We were recently approached by Pulse to venture down to London to shoot a virtual tour, as well as still images at iGym London at the Imperial College London. Pulse, the UK’s leading leisure solutions provider will manage and operate iGym London on behalf of Imperial College London. A fellow Staffordshire University graduate Stephen Meir, who works at Pulse, designed the interior of the gym, which quite frankly is flawless on every level. The technology incorporated into the gym is above and beyond anything we’d seen in a gym before. Users can log in using their membership card in order to book classes via a number of wall mounted computers, as well as taking advantage of “Pulse Move” in order to track all of their sport and fitness activities.
Ollie shot the tour of the gym whilst I carried out the photography, being sure to capture all of the details that collectively make iGym London a really nice environment to be in. We carefully decided on where to have the spots on the tour, in order to ensure that people who haven’t seen inside the gym first hand, can navigate around the gym using our tour to see what it offers. Using our wide range of lenses, we captured wide angle views of the different rooms and sections in the gym, as well as more close up shots of branding, clever use of materials/lighting and of course the fantastic Pulse equipment.
Once the shoot was done, the editing/stitching process began back at our studio. The tours are shot as still images, edited, merged into a panorama, and finally, stitched into an interactive tour. From this we then added iGym branding to the tour, by means of colour coded navigation, and adding the iGym logo. To make navigation easier, a floor plan was created to allow the user to navigate to a certain area of the gym with ease. Around 500 images were whittled down, fully edited to ensure they were sharp, clear and colours were correct, and then uploaded to google Drive to allow our client to download them at their leisure, with full copyright to use them as they wish. The tour can be found on our virtual tours page here.