Best Virtual Tours Inside and Outside
The best way to get top quality 3D like virtual tours is with a manual camera system – there is no other way around it. The human eye has yet to be replicated.
Sun, or overcast lighting poses the biggest challenge, inside and out. This requires a skilled, knowledgable photographer using light meters, multiple exposure settings and post-production software, but to name a few.
If you have a virtual tour that is limited to indoor imagery, there are probably at least 4 reasons to consider an independent phortography service like mine:
- Window shots will look better
- Outside shots will be available (critical to pool, patio, rooftop area’s etc.)
- They can be added to Google Maps
- You can embed the tour on your website!
Manual 360º Photography by Bob Henderson
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Best Practices Manual Camera Settings for each shot per tour point:
- Manual Focus
- Manual Shutter Speed
- Manual ISO (100 for most shoots)
- Consistent f-stop per tour point
- Manual Color Balance
- Balanced tripod
- Balanced lens
- No flash