When potential customers search for your business by name on Google, they will see the images displayed directly on the search results page. These panoramic images will also be published on Google+ Local pages, Google Maps and other Google properties and give customers a better sense of the layout, decor and beauty of your business interior. With easy-to-use html snippets or Maps APIs, you can also link to these images from your own business website, thus attracting potential customers who visit your website too.
I am a Google Street View | Trusted Photographer and am trained to take high quality photos of building interiors, accommodating for common challenges such as low lighting and tight spaces. I am also certified to take pictures using fisheye lenses and rotating camera turrets (mounted on tripods) that, once uploaded to Google’s processing pipelines by me, will be transformed into 360-degree panoramic imagery and a walk through of your business. Once I upload the pictures from my cameras, Google’s processing pipelines use sophisticated image stitching, HDR, image matching and other technologies to produce these panoramic walkthroughs.
I take the photos and produce the virtual tour, you own the copyright. Once the tour is complete and uploaded to Google's servers I will give you all the photography on the cd.
You can also embed the tour in your own web site and facebook page
In most cases, a photo shoot will take about two hours, but this varies depending on the size of your business.
You should clean and tidy things up prior to the photography session, check all light bulbs are working and remove bins. Remember to give the outside a quick sweep too. Remember that the aim of the photographs is to show customers what they would expect to see if they visited your business on a normal day , but at it's best.
Photo shoots will include the main customer-facing areas of your business. I work with you to determine what areas of your businesses you would like to highlight, or even exclude from the shoot. Once again, the goal of the photographs is to show customers what they would expect to see if they visited your business on a normal day.
I know you’re running a business, and that’s why the photo shoots are designed to be as non-disruptive as possible. I will work around your schedule to ensure that photos are taken at a convenient time for you and your business. Photo shoots do not require any sort of special equipment, lighting, or setup, so you are free to stay open. Although photo shoots are non-disruptive and should not interfere with your normal business operations, it’s a good idea to let your customers know photography is in process and to avoid being in view of the camera, whenever possible.
Because the focus of the photos is on the inside of your business, I aim to have as few people in the shots as possible. During the shoot, I will alert customers and employees that are about to be photographed. As the business owner it would be your responsibility to notify your employees and customers that the photo shoot is taking place.