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Virtual Tours / Website Photography

Leverage Google Street View, and enhance your website and Facebook with 360 Photospheres and Video

Virtual Tours

Take one of our virtual tours by clicking on one of the links below.

Kuranda


Cairns


I am a google trusted photographer and local guide who can help you take control of your Google Business listing.
— Robyn Hughes

Take your customers on a virtual tour

When searching for businesses, consumers use mapping products 44% of the time.*

On average, 41% of these place searches result in an on-site visit.*

Listings with photos and a virtual tour are twice as likely to generate interest**

Choosing the right restaurant, cafe or hotel is often tough. Build trust with a high-quality virtual tour that lets people experience your location before they arrive. These immersive, virtual experiences inspire greater confidence among prospective guests and patrons.

I am a google trusted photographer and local guide who can organise your virtual tour as well as help you take control of your Google Business listing.


Virtual Tour - Kuranda Fudge Bar/Little Scotland in Kuranda, North Queensland

Why do a virtual tour?

  • Put your business on the Google Map
  • It's integrated with Google Street View
  • You can link the Google virtual tour into your own website and social media pages
  • It enhances your Google Local Business page and Google Maps listing
  • Backed by one of the world's most trusted brands - Google
  • Available 24/7 365 days per year
  • Displayed to customers / potential customers locally and worldwide
  • Your clients can add their own reviews and photos
  • Also multiple locations
  • Hosting the virtual tour is FREE
  • You own the copyright of images
  • New photos can be taken when required
  • You can promote specific high-traffic periods, e.g. Christmas events with new and updated photos
  • A one-off cost makes it one of the best and most effective cost ratio marketing products available
  • It's automatically integrated within most new Google related products
  • Allows potential customers to virtually tour your business before they visit
  • Probably the lowest cost 'virtual tour' on the market
  • Brings your business listing to life with a 360 degree, interactive Google virtual tour
  • Provides you with professional "point of interest" photographs of your business
St Saviour's Anglican Church in Kuranda, North Queensland

How it works

We will visit your business and take a series of photos starting from the exterior and working our way through your premises. Although I prefer to come on a normal day, you can stage some of the photos if you wish, with staff and special presentations as part of the shoot.

We can blur the faces of people in the photos if required. Or we can digitally remove them depending on the timing, the location, and willingness of the people involved.

Still images can also be taken to capture points of interest with images being uploaded to Google for inclusion in Google Search, Google Places and Google Maps.

We will supply you the 360 photosphere images, for you to use on other platforms which support photospheres such as Facebook.

The Kuranda Railway Station in Kuranda, North Queensland

Prices

Number of PhotospheresPrice
1 to 5 photos$120 +GST
6 to 10 photos$180 +GST
11 to 15 photos$240 +GST
16 to 20 photos$300 +GST
More than 21contact for quotation

The price includes the following:

  • The initial meeting
  • The 360 photosphere photography session
  • Additional still/standard photos if required
  • Image editing to blur faces, remove people and touch-ups as required
  • Uploading of images to Google
  • Creation of the virtual tour in Google Street View
  • Posting of links to the virtual tour on our Facebook and Instagram pages
  • Tweeting the link to the virtual tour on our Twitter account
  • Emailing you the links so you can advertise your virtual tour
  • Provide on a memory stick the photos you can then use on sites like Facebook
  • Transfer the image rights in Google Street View to you

A 20% surcharge may apply at our discretion if there is a large amount of faces and other objects to blur. For example, crowded spaces with lots of faces take more time in post-production.

How many images should be in your virtual tour?

As part of your initial free consultation, I will work out how many images are needed to provide you with an accurate quotation.

Ideally the virtual tour should appear as if someone is actually walking through your premises. This means the photospheres that make up the virtual tour need to be closely spaced to each other to provide a taste of the real experience. These photospheres recreate someone actually strolling down aisles and around corners, without travelling through walls and other intervening obstacles.

The virtual tour is designed to flow from the street through to your business, unless you specify otherwise, i.e. you are in a shopping centre and you would prefer the images to start outside your own shop.

Any quoted price would be based on photos coming in from the street, unless otherwise specified.

Additional Services

These services are not part of the standard virtual tour package, but can be included as optional extras:

  • Hi Res/Vector based QR Code linked to your virtual tour for you to include on marketing material -- supplied in Adobe Illustrator and Acrobat formats.
  • 360 Videos -- perfect for embedding in Facebook by adding motion. With 360 Videos you can take your customers on a personal guided tour, or talk.

360 Video


360 Video Hosted on Facebook and embedded here - click the video to play

360 video enables you to place the viewer in the centre of the action in a more dynamic way than a single 360 photosphere, or a standard video.

For interactive talks and demonstrations, because the viewer can easily look around, in a video you can point to things even if the object would be 'off camera' and the viewer can shift around to look, and then come back to you.

The Massage Guy, Cairns, North Queensland

Robyn Hughes is a Google Trusted Photogapher for Street View and is not an employee of Google.

*Ipsos Study
**The power of media-rich map listings

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