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THE IMAGE 57 – The Loan CamRanger

By |2018-10-12T09:51:37+00:00December 12th, 2017|The Image, Uncategorized|

As a photographer shooting virtual tours, it always helps to have the right tools. The gadgets that help us work more efficiently and make it easier to capture the right images helps us add more profit to our bottom line. As a follow up to our last IMAGE webinar we will be walking through how to use the CamRanger. There were many photographers that expressed interest in how the CamRanger works and how it can help them complete their shoots more efficiently increasing their profit. I will answer those questions and more by [...]

THE IMAGE 56 – Gadgets & Gizmos

By |2018-10-12T10:04:12+00:00December 12th, 2017|The Image|

As a photographer shooting HD virtual tours, it always helps to have the right tools. The gadgets that help us work more efficiently, make it easier to capture the right images, give us some new advantage over other photographers, or be able to add a new service to increase our business offering. It only takes a few seconds of looking through vast camera supplier websites to realize that we have a ton of equipment options available to us…“There are 1294 products that match your search criteria”So what gadgets are worth your time to [...]

THE IMAGE 55 – Efficient HDR Processing

By |2018-10-12T10:04:30+00:00December 12th, 2017|The Image, Videos|

HDR photography has become an essential part of virtual tour photography. It is the tool that makes it possible for virtual tour photographers to produce photos and panoramas with rich color and perfectly balanced interior and exterior light so you can see through the windows, all without carrying or using a lighting kit. HDR photography can be very efficient, saving you both equipment setup time and editing time. Imagine setting up extra lights to get the same quality photos as you get with HDR for each photo you take. So here is the [...]

THE IMAGE 54 – Video Editing

By |2018-02-21T13:05:42+00:00December 12th, 2017|The Image|

Full motion video is an important component to virtual tours and can be used in several ways. It is great for Realtor Introductions, video walkthroughs and for showing off those property features that have motion and sound. After you shoot your video it is important to edit your video to make it look its best for your client and the viewing public before uploading it to your virtual tour. It needs to look like a finished product. In this webinar, I am going to show you some basic video editing skills that are [...]

The IMAGE 53 – 2014 Convention Recap

By |2018-02-21T13:06:38+00:00December 12th, 2017|The Image|

If you missed the 2014 RTV Virtual Tour Provider Convention this year make sure you attend this webinar! The theme for the 2014 RTV Convention was MOMENTUM and let me tell you that is exactly what we experienced. Jason LaVanture, Vice President of RTV, Inc. and the MOMENTUM behind RTV, shared information about all the new up and coming opportunities for RTV virtual tour providers with new National Photography Service Accounts. We will recap this information to make sure that you have the 411 on all the great new opportunities that will be [...]

The IMAGE 52 – Maximize Your Profits II

By |2018-10-01T16:42:51+00:00December 12th, 2017|The Image|

We expect to see objects in photos appear as they would in real life. When objects in photos appear as they do in real life, all is right with the world and we can breathe easy. Join me, Ben Knorr for second IMAGE webinar in this series, Methods to Maximize Your Profit, as we talk about the importance of and how to quickly straighten your photos. Jim Blue, from BlueLava Media, will as join us and share the importance of straightening your photos as well as the methods he uses to make these [...]

The IMAGE 51 – Maximize Your Profits

By |2018-10-01T16:43:35+00:00December 12th, 2017|The Image|

As virtual tour photographers, we make our living off of photography and virtual tours. Like any business, when we sell our photography and virtual tours services, we need to make a profit. I am sure that most of us would like to make as much profit as we can. Well, don’t you? There are several factors that contribute to our profitability. We have photography equipment we need to maintain, computer equipment that we spend more time fixing than using, websites, internet services, business cards, forms, vehicles that need gas ($$$) and maintenance, our [...]

The IMAGE 50 – Death of the DSLR?

By |2018-10-01T16:44:05+00:00December 12th, 2017|The Image|

It’s the end of one year and the beginning of another. During this time we virtual tour providers often reflect on what has happened over the last year and look ahead to what the new year will bring…new ideas, new adventures, new opportunities, new challenges, and…New Technology. Our livelihood, our living, comes from virtual tour photography and videography. Cameras and camera equipment are essential to our businesses of as virtual tour photographers, and as we invest in our equipment it is always profitable to keep our eyes on the horizon and see where [...]

The IMAGE 49 – Powerful & Quick Photo Edits

By |2018-10-01T16:44:40+00:00September 25th, 2017|The Image, Uncategorized|

If you run a virtual tour company then I'm sure at some point in time you've had to edit real estate photos. Why not find a way to do that quicker, faster, easier, and yield better results. As professional photographers we work to create the best looking photos we can for our customers to help them market their properties and local businesses. With every virtual tour shoot, we incur something that requires us to edit our photos later be it a setting we missed on our camera, a lighting issue, or some other [...]