Friday, March 27, 2015

Through the Lens Episode 2 - White Balance Workflow & Vertical Perspective Correction

Come one and come all to RTV's second installment of our popular new "Through the Lens" webinar show. Please join us Tuesday April 7th at 7:00 PM as we focus on streamlining your white balance workflow to reduce post-production time.  During this virtual tour provider webinar we will also examine the pros and cons of leading perspective correction tools available on the market today.

Join Jay Stringham as he passes the torch to our new TTL hosts: Shawn Roach and Beth Nixon.  Beth has been a professional photographer for the past 10 years and is our in house Digital Imaging Specialist.  As our Photoshop guru, she is always learning and sharing new shortcuts, tips,  and techniques for retouching images.  Shawn has joined RTV virtual tour software company as our Google Moderation Support and T4 Equipment Specialist.  He’s shot professionally for 4 years, both independently and with Mike Drilling at Windborne Photographic.

We’ll be comparing the major perspective correction tools available today, including: PTLens, Dx0 Viewpoint 2, Photoshop, and Lightroom.  We’ll also touch on the steps you can take while shooting virtual tours to reduce the distortion before it ever enters your workstation.  A good white balance workflow includes both hardware and software, and we’ll walk you through the tools you need to boost your efficiency both on-site and in the office. 

Sign up now in your RTV Tour Manager

Sincerely,

Team RTV
www.RealTourVision.com
Virtual Tour Software & Professional Photography Services
Order a Virtual Tour - 866-947-8687





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Thursday, March 26, 2015

Fort Wayne Virtual Tour Company Achieves T4 Status

RTV Virtual Tour Software & Professional Photography Company is pleased to announce, Nick Klein of Nicholas J Photography (NJP) as our latest T4 rated virtual tour photographer.  NJP services the Fort Wayne, Indiana market and more.

NJP is a full service multimedia company providing services in the area of photography, video, graphic design, web design, marketing, and App Development.

Nick Klein is the founder and visual artist behind NJP, specializing in all aspects of a businesses presence from imagery and video to graphics and web. Born and raised in Fort Wayne, Indiana and graduated from Indiana Purdue University Fort Wayne in 2012 with a Bachelor in Fine Arts, Concentration Photography and an Associates Degree in Business.

Nick says, "Our goal at NJP is to give small businesses an affordable solution to their web presence. NJP offers different web development packages and virtual tour services to suit your businesses needs.  We also specialize in portrait photography, full motion video and graphic design services. Let NJP be your one stop shop to a better presence online."


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Nick Klein
Fort Wayne Virtual Tours
Order a Virtual Tour - (260) 348-4729





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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Memphis Virtual Tour Company Achieves T4 Status With RTV

A very BIG congrats goes out today to Kenny Marino, owner and operator of KMP, LLC. Kenny started using the RTV virtual tour software system in 2009 when he decided to expand his service offerings.

Started out as WebGrafix Photography in 2007 in Memphis, TN as a company that focused on graphic design, professional photography and web development, Kenny decided to enter the world of Virtual Tour Photography and in 2009 became KMP, LLC. Photography that Sells. Presently KMP, LLC offers a variety of professional services including professionally made virtual tours in the Memphis, TN market.

Kenny says, "KMP, LLC has been providing the highest quality virtual tours for the entire mid-south region for many years now. Our friendly staff has several years of real estate, marketing, web design and development and the most respectful customer service. Our virtual tours are quite affordable for new agents and local businesses. The interactive virtual media we create for your website is a professional and informative way to market yourself online 24/7.

While the majority of our business is taking care of real estate agents and small business owners here in the Memphis, TN area we also take on weddings and events too. Together we complete the best technology, resources, and highest quality virtual tours available in Memphis."

Contact KMP today to make get your digital marketing edge.

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Kenny Marino
KMP, LLC
Memphis Virtual Tours
Order a Virtual Tour - 901-409-9954





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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Google Business View Sales & Marketing Show

Google Business View Trusted AgencyYou’ve got your nodal point nailed and you’re wrapping up your neutral virtual tour photography shoots.  All that’s required now is for you to dive in and start selling Google business view virtual tours to businesses in your area.

Please join us Tuesday, March 24th at 7:00 PM Eastern while we discuss how to sell and market Google virtual tour shoots to local businesses.




•    Learn how to sell both Fusion virtual tours and Google shoots to a business.
•    Explore the differences in pricing a Fusion tour VS a Google tour
•    We will talk about differentiating yourself from others by offering Google photo shoots
•    We will also discuss reseller opportunities that can come your way when you tee up a national account for RTV

Spring is here folks and we want you fully operational and ready to roll. There’s lots to learn with little time. Please make sure you mark your calendars and we will discuss what might be the most important item so far in our T4 series; how do you sell this stuff??

We'll see you on the show RTV!

Sign up here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3144989548598329601

Sincerely,

Team RTV
Google Business View Virtual Tours
Order a virtual tour - 866-947-8687





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Monday, March 23, 2015

RTV Provider Websites Ready for April 21st Mobigeddon

Hello there virtual tour provider! You asked, and we heard you. Your free RTV mobile website is on its way!

There has been a lot of buzz about mobile-friendly websites in the past couple months. Google recently announced search algorithm updates that will have a significant impact on mobile search results worldwide.

Google's update will improve rankings for websites that provide a mobile-friendly experience to those searching the web on mobile devices. These changes are said to take place on April 21st.
For any RTV virtual tour providers that have purchased an RTV site, know that we'll have your site mobile ready before this change takes effect.

To keep your search engine rankings, we are prepared to provide mobile specific pages for your site AT NO CHARGE.

To get things started please send an email to dealersite@realtourvision.com and we will create a branded mobile landing page for your website, ready for your content. At that time, we will email you instructions how to create new, unique pages for your new mobile website, or you can hire us to alleviate some of the pressure before Google's update takes place.

It is important that you act quickly! Due to the high volume virtual tour provider websites, you’ll want to reply soon to get on the list. We recommend that you reply before April 1st in order to meet or beat Google's April 21st deadline. We will only be able to provide a free mobile website to those who reply to us before April 1st. Please take advantage of this FREE opportunity!

We look forward to hearing from you.

Sincerely,

Team RTV

Order a virtual tour - 866-947-8687
Virtual Tour Software & Professional Photography





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Friday, March 20, 2015

Boston, MA Virtual Tour Provider Awarded T4 Status by RTV

RTV is thrilled to announce Michael Neelon as our most recent T4 professional photographer.  Michael came to RTV as a Google TIP and has passion for virtual tour photography. As a 25+ year seasoned veteran of the commercial photography industry, Michael is happy to become part of the RTV network of professional virtual tour photographers and virtual tour providers. Michael’s experience extends from providing high quality, creative imagery for local companies incl. retail, manufacturers, restaurants, etc. in Massachusetts and Rhode Island to shooting apartments & large hotels such as Best Western, Holiday Inn, Doubletree, Radisson and most everything in between.

His experience also includes operating commercial based studios creating advertising and product
photography for print, collateral, catalogs as well as working for Canon USA as a Market
Development Rep. His extensive experience and skills provide him the ability to tackle even the most
challenging projects in a confident, low stress collaborative style and easily deal with the unexpected
situations that often arise on shoots.

Recruited by Google in 2012, Michael is an award winning Trusted Independent Virtual Tour Photographer for Google Maps Business View “See inside” Street View style virtual tours. On these projects, he has worked with both small local companies & restaurants as well as national chains, hotels, etc.

In addition to commercial photography, Michael is also an award winning Fine Art photographer with
a particular focus on black & white imagery. His stock images are extensively licensed and published worldwide for both advertising and editorial usage.

Michael was classically trained at New England School of Photography (with a dual concentration in
Advertising Photography & Fine Art Black and White) and attended RIT.


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Michael Neelon
Michael Neelon Photography
Order a Virtual Tour -  508-563-9977
Boston Virtual Tours





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Thursday, March 19, 2015

Austin Texas Virtual Tour Provider Acquires T4 Status with RTV

RTV is pleased to announce our latest T4 certified professional photographer, George Ramirez from George Ramirez Photography. George comes to RTV as a Google Trusted Independent Photographer and has successfully photographed hundreds of local business virtual tours in the Austin, Texas area.

George says, "I’m a professional photographer with 15 years of experience and specialize in architecture, travel, product and environmental portraiture. Making beautiful images is my passion. I enjoy the process of working with clients to understand their goals. Small or large, each job is equal to me and, I approach each one with my enthusiasm, passion and experience for photography."

Since coming to RTV, George has had the pleasure of photographing over 50 hotels and climbing.  He's been a real trooper and is routinely on the road for RTV in attempts to help us make our monthly quotas.

A big thanks to George and his team for jumping into the RTV virtual tour family!

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George Ramirez Photography
Order a Virtual Tour -713-492-9404
Austin Texas Virtual Tours





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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Fargo Virtual Tour Company Acquires T4 Status with RTV

Simple Website Creations, LLC is RTV's latest T4 qualified professional photography company. Owned and operated by Shawn and Paulette Hagen, Simple Website Creations provides a wide variety of professional photography services including hi-definition business and real estate photography and 360° panoramic photography in the Fargo, North Dakota and Detroit Lakes, Minnesota areas.

Shawn and his wife pride themselves on providing spectacular photography that captures any business or home in the best light.

They believe that perception is reality, so their sole goal is to enhance the perception of your home, business or property utilizing the most productive, effective, efficient and affordable photography and virtual tour software available.

With experience in taking hi-resolution photos of real estate properties, hotels, retails business and more, their dedicated team of photographers will make the whole process “simple” for you. Also, as an affiliate member of the Fargo-Moorhead Area Association of Realtors, their company will help you forge long term and lasting relationships with real estate agents in the Fargo, North Dakota and Moorhead, Minnesota regions.

Besides being a premiere real estate and virtual tour photography company in the Midwest, Simple Website Creations, LLC also specializes in creating attractive and affordable websites and providing dependable website hosting services for small to mid-size business.

Shawn says, "We have a plethora of experience in creating unique and effective websites for realtors, construction companies, retail and many other business categories. Call us today because Simple is Better!"

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Shawn Hagan - Owner
Simple Website Creations

Fargo Virtual Tours
Order a Virtual Tour - 701-371-1724





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Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Silver Springs MD Virtual Tour Provider Now T4 Status with RTV

A very big congrats goes out to Adam Lowe, owner and operator of Adam Lowe Photography for successfully completing RTV's T4 professional photographer program. On a daily basis Adam provides portrait, architecture, commercial, wedding, and event photography in the Maryland, DC, and Virginia areas.  He has recently moved his virtual tour business over to the RTV virtual tour hosting platform and has already picked up several jobs from RTV's national accounts.

Adam holds a bachelor of science in business and has been professionally trained in photography at the Washington School of Photography, where he currently teaches several classes. Additionally, Adam has achieved the prestigious recognition as a Certified Professional Photographer (CPP) from the Professional Photographers of America (PPA) organization.

Adam works with numerous architects, builders, property managers, realtors, and interior designers to ensure that the photographs he produces for his clients represents their work and their properties in the best way possible. Adam is also a Google Trusted Photographer and can produce 360 degree virtual tours for your business, storefront, or restaurant.








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Adam Lowe Photography
Order a Virtual Tour - 240.389.2751
Silver Spring, MD Virtual Tours





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Monday, March 16, 2015

Oak Harbor Washington Virtual Tours - T4 Status Achieved

RTV's latest T4 certified professional photographer comes to us from Oak Harbor Washington.  On an island, but willing and able to travel, Al Everett who goes by Tre owns and operates Intrepid Media.  This Oak Harbor, WA virtual tour company services all of North West Washington and more!!

They deliver only the very best 360 virtual tours, portrait photography, HD still images as well as many powerful marketing tools for real estate professionals and local business owners.  Also available are self service solutions for brokerages that elect to make the switch over to Intrepid Media's powerful DIY service and still reserve the option to have Intrepid Media service those special listings that need a professional touch.

Tre says, "All of our services, and tools are elegantly designed so you look your best, drive more traffic, and increase sales while spending less. Through our network of service providers, we are also able to offer virtual tour services anywhere in the United States and Canada! Our virtual tour technology is not limited to real estate virtual tours. We can customize the look and feel of our 360 tours to create a professional grade virtual tour of any type of property and business."

Intrepid Media's powerful virtual tour exposure engine is currently something that no other virtual tour company in Island County, Skagit County, Whatcom County, or Snohomish County offers. They are able to distribute real estate virtual tour listings to over 100 portal sites world wide.

If you are a real estate agent or a business owner in the Oak Harbor or Washington state area, we encourage you to reach out to Intrepid Media so you can quickly see how easy it is to make your website receive more traffic.  Contact Al today!

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Al "Tre" Everett
Intrepid Media
Oak Harbor, Washington Virtual Tours
Order a Virtual Tour - 360-720-3547





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Friday, March 13, 2015

Bangor Maine Virtual Tour Company Now T4

RTV is pleased to announce our latest virtual tour provider that has successfully achieved T4 status within the RTV community. Congratulations to Joel Holcomb of JCHolcomb Photography.



Owner Joel Holcomb has been providing Virtual Tours and other professional commercial photography services in Maine and Northern New England since 2009. Joel has been a full service virtual tour provider for RTV since 2010 and he specializes in real estate photography as well as commercial assignments for Choice Hotels and Kindred Health Care facilities with RTV’s Tour Track program.

The company’s clients, outside of the RTV program, have included the Maine State Library, the Penobscot Marine Museum, Nautel Inc., T-Buck Construction, and Adams Real Estate.

Owner and operator Joel Holcomb has been involved with photography for over 40 years, and has had training from some of the world’s top professional photographers at the Maine Media Workshops in Rockport, Maine. As a member of the Maine Professional Photographers Association (MPPA), Joel has won several awards at the MPPA Annual Conference photography competition.
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We encourage those of you in the Bangor, Maine or surrounding areas to contact Joel for professional photography and virtual tour services.

JCHolcomb Photography
Order a Virtual Tour - 207 385 1792
Bangor Virtual Tours






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Thursday, March 12, 2015

Denham Springs, Louisiana Virtual Tour Company Achieves T4 Status with RTV!

RTV is thrilled to announce our latest T4 virtual tour company, Home Shopper Tours owned and operated by Dale Beard.  Home Shopper Tours was established in 2007 to provide high quality HD Virtual Tours and professional real estate photography to the Baton Rouge, South Louisiana and Mississippi areas.

Dale, upon retiring from state government, pursued his lifelong passion of photography full time, partnering with RTV virtual tour software company, they're able to offer the most powerful interactive virtual media tours and powerful listing tools.

Home Shopper Tours is a service oriented company that takes great pride in their work , providing highly detailed panoramic virtual tours and still images to help market properties online. They strive to take the burden off of the realtor or owner, while helping to make them successful in their marketing strategies.

Dale Beard says, "Our services include residential and commercial architectural photography as well as portrait photography.  We provide you with maximum online exposure by syndicating to multiple real estate portals. We host the virtual tours for you and provide you links to be used in your marketing or we can provide the tour to you for remote hosting. We look forward to working with you on your photography and marketing needs. Please visit our website below for more information or give us a call."





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Home Shopper Tours
Denham Springs Louisiana Virtual Tours
Order a Virtual Tour Today - 225-678-8425





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Wednesday, March 11, 2015

San Antonio Virtual Tour Company Achieves RTV T4 Status!

RTV is very proud to announce our latest T4 virtual tour provider, Alamo Area Virtual Tours. Alamo Area Virtual Tours is a locally owned and operated San Antonio, TX virtual tour company and was formed by James Hoback to promote San Antonio Realtors, as well as Uvalde, Eagle Pass and hill country Realtors’ listings on the world scene of internet marketing.

James Hoback, founder and president has this to say, “I realized that houses don’t sell themselves until potential clients see them. And as in all things, first impressions are lasting impressions. If a house does now show well online it is going to remain on the market for a long time.

With that in mind, and having property to sell myself, research showed how people were ‘seeing’ houses. What was found were a lot of poor photographs and very few San Antonio Virtual Tours. More research led me to believe that the internet and especially virtual tours were the up and coming technology that would change the world of real estate marketing. Based on that, I decided to become the foremost San Antonio Virtual Tour provider in the 150 mile radius of San Antonio."

James understands that being the number one San Antonio Virtual Tour photographer requires keeping ahead in the virtual tour technology department. Alamo Area Virtual Tours exists to help market properties more efficiently and with a wider audience.

With Alamo Area Virtual Tours as your personal assistant on a per listing basis you get a valued partner, not just for your photos and a virtual tour, but for weekly traffic reports, lead capture tools, single property websites, and amazing syndication to the leading real estate portal sites.

Alamo Area Virtual Tours is centrally located in the Medical Center Area of San Antonio. Our slogan is ‘LET US DO OUR BEST TO SHOW YOUR BEST!’



We look forward to working with you on your next listing soon.


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Sincerely,

Jim Hoback
Owner – L’oeil L’esprit
Order a virtual tour today: 210-888-7267
San Antonio Virtual Tours





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Tuesday, March 10, 2015

The IMAGE 55 - Efficient IMAGE Processing



Perfect 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.  

Image processing 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 the right processing for each photo you take. 

So here is the question…

Can image post processing become a consistent and efficient process for you?

In this webinar Dan Conklin, RTV supreme virtual tour provider, and myself are going to show you how you can use Adobe Lightroom, presets, and other tools for processing your photography quickly and efficiently. 

Knowing the correct image processing of your photography will be an important aspect of the T4 photography program.  Learning how to produce beautiful photos quickly and efficiently is a must for any virtual tour provider whether you are part of the T4 program or not.

Join Dan Conklin, and myself, Ben Knorr, your IMAGE webinar host, for the IMAGE 55 – Efficient IMAGE Processing.  You won’t want to miss it!

This webinar has been recorded and is now available for your preview at http://www.RockPointeMarketing.com

Sincerely,

Ben Knorr
RTV, INC





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