Head of Community Development for VAST, Associate Producer of Timescapes, Member of International VR Photography Association
Aaron Priest (ME) is a world-renowned pioneer in the developing field of ultra-high-resolution imagery and 360° / VR content. He specializes in VAST photos, gigapixel images, astrophotography, aerial panoramas, and 8K timelapse video.
With over two decades of experience in photography and computer engineering, he has helped develop advanced software and hardware for many companies in this growing market. His work has been featured by CBS News, Space.com, Nikon, PetaPixel, Fstoppers, Accuweather, Google, and in several galleries, magazines, and newspapers.
In addition to his efforts pushing the cutting edge of technical image creation, Aaron also produces advanced virtual reality tours and is a well-recognized photography teacher. He regularly hosts workshops and lectures on a variety of advanced image making topics, from landscape astrophotography to panoramas and timelapses. He lives in rural Maine with his wife and four children where the dark night skies provide a brilliant view of the Milky Way and celestial events from their back yard.