Archive for the '360 Images' Category

Significant New Events in the Evolution of 360 Real Estate Tours

May 13th, 2018

Felix in Florida recently sent me a link to a new service that Ricoh, the 360 camera maker has launched for Realtors: Ricoh Tours I’ve followed the evolution of 360 tours for many years because I used to do 360 tours like the one on the right for all my wife’s listings. Back in 2000, it […]

Which 360 Video Camera Should You Buy for Real Estate Tours?

February 1st, 2018

?Manuel in New Jersey asked: What is the best 360 camera for real estate? This might seem like a simple question but it’s not. There are a huge number cameras that shoot 360s on the market and more coming on the market every day. First, here are my assumptions about the real estate part of […]

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. […]