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.
Google Trusted Photographers are taking high-quality still photographs that will be stitched into 360-degree views using panoramic camera technology. These Trusted Photographers have been trained and certified by Google to produce high-quality panoramic images. As a business owner, you can also upload your own photographs to Google+ Local by signing in to Google+ Local. You'll be able to see the photos and 360-degree panoramic imagery directly on Google search results and on your Google+ Local page.
Victor is trained to take high-quality photos of building interiors, dealing with common challenges such as low lighting and tight spaces. He is also certified to take pictures using fisheye lenses and rotating camera turrets (mounted on tripods) that, once uploaded to GoogleÃ¢ÂÂs processing pipelines, will be transformed into 360-degree panoramic imagery and a walkthrough of your business. Once the photographers have uploaded the pictures from their cameras, GoogleÃ¢ÂÂs processing pipelines use sophisticated image stitching, HDR, image matching and other technologies to produce these panoramic walkthroughs.
We can only take photos of businesses and we are not allowed to upload imagery of legal establishments. We are also not allowed to take tours of museums as this imagery is supported in Google Art Project.
I am not employed by Google or affiliated with Google in any way. Google has certified me because I have met GoogleÃ¢ÂÂs standards of quality for taking the feature pictures and panoramic pictures, uploading them, moderating them and eventually publishing them on Google properties.
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This very obviously depends on the size of the building and the number of panoramas. For small and medium tours, we will generally take less than an hour, and on bigger tours around 2 hours.
This is a subject we can discuss according to the size and nature of your business. Some places are better suited to have people in showing activity, some places are better without. Please note though that all faces (regardless of whether the general public or staff) must have their faces blurred out.
You are welcome to clean and tidy things up prior to the photography session, but 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. Please do not however that whatever can be seen, will be seen on the tour and due to the nature of how the photographs are taken, photoshopping is not permissible. We suggest that prior to the photoshoot, you go around with a critical eye.
Photo shoots will include the main customer-facing areas of your business. We will work together to determine which areas of your business 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.
We know youÃ¢ÂÂre running a business, and thatÃ¢ÂÂs why we have designed photo shoots to be as non-disruptive as possible. We 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, itÃ¢ÂÂs a good idea to let your customers know that photography is in process and to avoid being in view of the camera, whenever possible.
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