Like to Take Pics? Become an EveryScape Ambassador.

I took my kids to the Aspen Art Museum on Mill Street today. We entered through the main entrance, saw the reception area (the receptionist was on the phone), viewed a Doug Aitken exhibit on the 1st floor, and viewed a Karen Kilmnik exhibit on the 2nd floor. Then we went to the Aspen Recreation Center on Galena Street and saw the Ice Garden, the Indoor Lap Pool (which looks really cool and has a beautiful mural on one of the walls), and the Nordic Ski Shop.

We did all of this virtually of course. So we didn’t board a plane to see what the entrance to the Aspen Art museum looked like – nor did we get to ski, swim, talk to the receptionist, or experience the true beauty of Aspen. But we did get a pretty interactive view of the city and some of the things it has to offer.

So what does this have to do with taking pictures and working a flexible schedule from home? Well, we visited Aspen via EveryScape.com. And, they’re looking for ambassadors.

EveryScape is a Massachusetts-based company hoping to put the world online. In their words, “It isn’t an online world, it’s the world online.” Their goal is to “take you from the streets to the sidewalks and through the doors of the world’s cities and towns. Letting business organizations and consumers build and share their world the way they see it.”

The kids and I also checked out the Aspen Mountain Gondola. Here’s what it looks like on EveryScape:

On the interactive view, you can use auto drive to look around, or use your mouse to look where you want to look (generally in a 360-degree range). You can also elect to follow orange arrows that will take you from place to place, or select somewhere else in Aspen based on the choices below the current viewing area.

So far EveryScape is still in beta and I don’t see any fresh press releases at the moment, but but it looks like a promising idea and an interesting entrepreneurial opportunity for someone with a digital camera and great internet skills.

EveryScape Ambassadors

How do they get all that information and imagery online? They use ambassadors – individuals who want to work part-time or full-time or professional photographers looking for an additional source of revenue – to help build the world online.

There are two types of ambassadors. Destination Ambassadors (contracted reps for specific destinations) and Local Business Ambassadors (assignment photographers who help capture local businesses who wish to build their presence on EveryScape). There is also an opportunity to work with local businesses to sell WebScapes on EveryScape.

I looked today, to see what US cities were on the list.
Here’s what I found to be available today:

  • Atlanta, GA
  • Austin, TX
  • Boston, MA
  • Chicago, IL
  • Cincinnati, OH
  • Cleveland, OH
  • Columbus, OH
  • Detroit, MI
  • Houston, TX
  • Indianapolis, IN
  • Kansas City, KS
  • Las Vegas, NV
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Memphis, TN
  • Miami, FL
  • Milwaukee, WI
  • Minneapolis, St. Paul, MN
  • New York, NY
  • Orlando, FL
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • Phoenix, Mesa, AZ
  • Pittsburg, PA
  • Portland, OR
  • Providence, RI
  • Riverside, San Bernardino, CA
  • Sacramento, CA
  • San Antonio, TX
  • San Francisco, Oakland, CA
  • San Jose, CA
  • Seattle, WA
  • St. Louis, MO
  • Tampa, St. Petersburg, FL
  • Virginia Beach, VA
  • Washington, DC

So to apply to be a destination ambassador or a local ambassador, you’d visit the EveryScape Territories page and then click on the link to apply beside the city. EveryScape says you can also request to have your city added OR apply to be an Ambassador and select your territory from a drop down list.

Volunteering as an Artist at EveryScape

Scape Artists are able to embed links and content like Web sites, photos, videos, reviews and commentary into scapes. There are four different type of Scape Artists, each with their own set of skills:

  • Graffiti Artist
  • Amateur Artist
  • Master Artist
  • Commercial Artist

While it doesn’t look like the average Scape Artist gets paid for the effort, it does say that Commercial Artists are compensated due to the significant time investment, equipment requirements, and expectations for quality and consistency.