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Craig Woodward
27 February 2024
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How to prepare for a Google Virtual Tour

Here’s what you can expect when your business is photographed for a Google Virtual Tour:

Google Virtual Tour

Before the shoot:

  • Planning and preparation: Discuss your vision and goals for the tour with the photographer. This will help them tailor the capture process to highlight your desired aspects.
  • Scheduling: Decide on a convenient date and time for the shoot, ensuring minimal disruption to your regular business operations.
  • Preparation: Declutter and organize your space. Remove any personal belongings, confidential information, or items you don’t want displayed in the tour.
  • Permissions: If capturing outside your premises, obtain necessary permission from property owners or local authorities.

During the shoot:

  • The photographer will arrive with specialized equipment: This typically includes a 360° camera mounted on a tripod or rig.
  • Setting the scene: The photographer might request rearranging furniture or adjusting lighting to optimize the capture for a visually appealing and informative tour.
  • Multiple shots: Expect the photographer to capture several images from various vantage points within your space to create the final immersive experience.
  • Time commitment: The time required for the shoot depends on the size and complexity of your business. It could typically range from 30 minutes to a few hours.
  • Minimal disruption: While the photographer works, your business can continue operating as usual. However, some brief pauses might be necessary when capturing specific areas.

After the shoot:

  • Post-processing: The photographer will edit the captured images to create high-quality, seamless panoramic views.
  • Tour creation: The photographer will stitch together the individual images using specialized software to create the final virtual tour experience.
  • Review and approval: You will have the opportunity to review the finished tour and request any necessary adjustments before it is published online.
  • Publication: The photographer will upload the approved virtual tour to your Google My Business listing, making it visible to potential customers searching for your business on Google Maps and Search.

Additional points to consider:

  • Professionalism: Opt for a reputable photographer experienced with Google Virtual Tours and familiar with your industry’s best practices.
  • Communication: Maintain open communication with the photographer throughout the process to ensure your expectations are met.
  • Cost: Pricing for Google Virtual Tours can vary depending on the photographer’s experience, the complexity of your space, and the desired features.

By understanding these steps and being well-prepared, you can ensure a smooth and successful Google Virtual Tour capture experience for your business.

360panomania is an online marketplace for Google Virtual Tours. It contains many resources to help businesses and Google Trusted Photographers in resolving issues with Google Virtual Tour.

To get started simply post a request on 360panomania and receive quotes from all the Google Certified Photographers in your area.

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