Archive for the '360 Images' Category

Creating 360 Images and Walk-Throughs is Far Easier than It’s Ever Been Before

October 26th, 2017

Phil in South Carolina said: I just came across this site that appears to make hosting and embedding 360 Panos FAR easier than ever before.  I am so tempted to dive in since now Photoshop makes creating these 360 images a painless process.

Should I Invest in Providing Matterport Tours as a Product?

August 9th, 2017

Bill in South Carolina says: I own an aerial videography company and have done several virtual home tours using an Osmo with my DJI X5 camera for interiors. I recently started researching the Matterport camera system for actual 3D virtual tours, but it just seems too good to be true and I don’t want to […]

Are 3D Virtual Reality Tours Practical for Real Estate?

July 27th, 2017

Dave in California says: (RTV) is now into offering 3D Virtual Reality Tours. I bought approx. $450 worth of software to do the same thing called 3D Vista before I did a survey of approximately 25 agents. None of them would purchase the tours based on not wanting to subject their clients to wearing headsets, […]

What Are the Best Alternatives for 3D/VR Platforms for Real Estate?

March 30th, 2017

Peter in Calgary asked the following question: I’ve looking at Planitar iGuide and Matterport. I would love to hear yours and the groups’ thoughts on one vs. the other. Since iGuide doesn’t have pricing on their website, I have emailed Planitar regarding their pricing. Their camera is doubled that of Matterport. I am not a […]

How to Shoot 360 Images of Real Estate from a Drone

March 28th, 2017

Walt Simpson of Central Florida recently showed me examples of the 360 images (here, here and here) that he’s created with his drone. Walt says:

What Is the Best Business Model for Selling a Matterport Service?

February 15th, 2017

James in Georgia says: I am getting pressure from a few of my real estate clients to invest in Matterport. As you all know the camera is very expensive and there is also a monthly hosting fee, adjusted based on the number of projects that are hosted. I am also talking to some of my […]

What Is A Good Way To Host 360 Images For Real Estate In A Tour?

November 17th, 2016

George in Maryland wants to know how to host 360 images. He says: I purchased the Theta S in order to capture still 360 degree spherical images at reasonable expense. The captured digital 360 degree images are save as JPEG images. What can I use to create a slideshow utilizing several of these images that […]

How To Get More Depth of Field On An Interior Shot

September 12th, 2016

Recently Tim asked: I shoot 360 degree virtual tours.  I shoot f8 @ 200.  How can I increase my depth of field? I just so happens I was watching a video on Architectural photography by Richard Klein and he illustrated focus stacking on an interior shot. Since I like Macro photography, I’ve done this on Macro […]

How Many Real Estate Photographers Offer 360 Virtual Tours?

August 2nd, 2016

Peter in Calgary asked the following: I am curious as to how many Real Estate Photographers offers 360 Virtual Tours to their clients. I’d love to learn more about how to do this (even though I’m not a big fan of it), any suggestions? The term “360 Virtual Tours” has become a bit fuzzy because […]

At You Can Get A 3D Printed Sphere of Any 360 Image

May 22nd, 2016

After talking with Stephen Hawkins from which is a new company that can 3D print your 3D scanned objects I had one of my favorite old 360 images 3D printed. I shot the 360 image way back in 2003 (before I’d even heard of 3D printing). The image is of the inside of the […]

Are Matterport 3D Tours A Money Making Product For Real Estate Photographers?

January 27th, 2016

Kelvin in Big Sky Country recently asked the following: Searching your site regarding Matterport, I found some thoughts about it from 2014 that would sway me to believe that the value wasn’t there as compared to the $4500 investment.  I’m curious to know if that has changed, or if anyone reports recouping that investment and […]

360 Video And VR is Coming To Real Estate Marketing

November 15th, 2015

I can remember a year ago when I saw the first 360 video. My reaction was that it was a solution looking for a problem. I couldn’t imagine why anyone would use 360 video. There have been some developments since then that have caught my attention: In the last year or so there are a bunch […]

Is The New Iris360 A Good Choice For Real Estate Photography Interiors?

November 10th, 2015

Olivia in Asheville recently asked: I have never offered 360 degree photos to my agents because of the processing time. I saw an ad for the Iris360. Do you think this would be a good option for interiors? What Olivia is talking about is the nctech Iris360 that is scheduled to be released December 15. […] Hosting For Spherical 360s: Is There A Future For Spherical 360s in Real Estate?

September 15th, 2015

Last week, Derrick from had a lengthy discussion about 360s. Derrick’s point of view is: My company, Spinattic, is launching a platform that enables 360° photographers to create custom user interfaces for their photos. I know many people will say “360° imagery is dead in the real estate industry”, which can I agree to […]

Is There A Business Opportunity For Real Estate Photographers In Providing Matterport Tours?

June 2nd, 2015

Last week several readers pointed out that Zillow is now allowing Matterport 3D models on listings. Dave asked the following: This morning I got an email from Inman News about Zillow now serving up 3-D models on listings. The system in question is: Matterport. The direction our business has been taking, as you’ve also mentioned, […]