360 VR Photography
We can create some amazing 360 immersive images for your website or other marketing materials. 360 photography allows the viewer to control the image to look at a scene in all directions left to right, top to bottom, and zoom in and out as well. 360 imagery is a popular tool for real estate companies, hotels, museums and other attractions. Custom 360 VR images start at just $100.00. Discounted package rates offered for projects requiring more than 3 tours.
Sample: Al Ringling Theatre Baraboo
The Al Ringling theatre in Baraboo is undergoing restoration. This archival tour shows the theater “as is”.
Choose Format: Flash | Quicktime | Java Applet
*All tours can be expanded to full screen!
Here are some things to know before we come…
Plan for early morning or late afternoon for the best outdoor color. Full on summer sun will turn the skis white and not make for attractive photography.
Keep an eye on trees and bushes. We just want to be sure things look alive. Sometimes in early spring things can still look dead. We don’t want to shoot really woodsy areas until there is some green.
Dirty pavement and sidewalks will show up in a 360 shot so be sure to look down when you think about where you want those shots from.
360 imagery tends to push subjects back in the image. If you want something to stand out it must me located near where we set up the tripod.
I shoot with natural room lighting. This makes for much warmer images. Usually I shoot rooms with the shades pulled. Because of the way cameras handle light, you simply can’t set exposure for both indoor and outdoor light at the same time. IF you want people to see the view out the window, I need to know that in advance and do double exposures and edit the image in photoshop which has additional costs. Most places I’ve shot are fine with me pulling the shades for room shots.
Check ceilings and floors. Cracks in plaster, water stains, bits of paper in a corner.. all will show up. I can do some digital editing but the better the room looks, the better the end product will turn out of course.
You can have models in the rooms or pools. That can look interesting and add much needed life to the shot, however sometimes it makes for a long shooting day.
In certain conditions (low light, fine colors) it might be advantageous to shoot using HDR (High Dynamic Range). We can certainly do this when the situation calls for it.
What I most like to stress here is that we automate very little. Your tours are shot by an experienced photographer. Each image that goes into creating your tour is edited individually if necessary before compilation. Because we put our name on them, we do not provide cheap “spins”.
We ask that you provide a high quality logo image that will be used inside the VR Tour. Our 360s have small square caps which cover the convergent points on the ceiling and floor of the image. One is normally where our logo goes, the other is for yours. Clients often include their 800-number in the cap.
Clients normally receive 2 CDs or DVDs with all digital RAW images included as well as the completed VR images and associated files. Clients may choose Flash or Quicktime versions of their tours. We can give you VRs in both Flash & Quicktime for an additional $10 per tour. It is also possible to have tours created in very high resolution versions as well. These would not be suitable for the web but are amazing tools for offline marketing.
From the time of the shoot (10 tours or less) please give me 1 week to provide the finished product. If we are providing over 10 tours we will set a completing date.
I ask that I meet with the client to review and deliver the final product. This allows us both to be sure we are on the same page and that the client is fully happy with the work proved. We request full payment upon delivery of the discs.