Photo Editing Category

RTV Launches New & Improved RockPointe Marketing

If you have ever attended one of RTV’s live webinars, you know how much these shows can help you grow your business. You may also be aware, that those who subscribe to RockPointe Marketing have access to hundreds of past shows as well as a great selection of customizable marketing pieces that can be used to help promote their virtual tour business. While RockPointe Marketing was great, we wanted to make it even better!

The all-new www.Rockpointemarketing.com is now live with a fresh new look and best of all, members now have the option to purchase individual shows and marketing pieces. If you would prefer to access ALL that RockPointe Marketing has to offer for one low cost, you can still subscribe for $400 per year.

Did we mention the generous offering of free webinars? That’s right, free webinars to help you get the most out of Fusion (our powerful virtual tour software), maximize your profits and get the competitive edge in your business. If you have heard about our new 3D VR Headset tours but didn’t catch the webinar,  you can watch it along with many other shows by registering for a free membership and visiting the complimentary webinar category.

Our paid webinars cover topics from traditional as well as internet marketing methods, photography techniques, post processing tips, and tricks, to gadget reviews and much more. There is a wealth of knowledge from Jason LaVanture, Jason Stringham, Ben Knorr, and many other industry experts that will help your photography, virtual tour and aerial drone business achieve the competitive advantage you need. We will be adding new webinars and marketing pieces as they become available, so be sure to check back often for the latest tips and tricks to help your business stand out from the crowd.

Those who had a paid subscription on the old RockPointe Marketing have already been transferred over and can continue to access all of the premium content. Monthly and quarterly subscriptions will no longer be available for purchase, but those currently using these plans will have access full access until their current subscription expires. These folks will be able to continue on as a pay per piece customer or can opt to purchase the yearly subscription and access all the webinars and marketing pieces they would like.

Those that had a complimentary membership on the old site or RTV photographers who would like a complimentary membership will need to visit RockpointeMarketing.com and register for an account on the new platform. These free memberships will give full access to our entire library of complimentary webinars, and allow the user to purchase individual pay per piece items. Each membership request will be sent for approval by an RTV staff member to ensure that only approved RTV photographers have access.

If you haven’t watched the excellent 3 part video series in which Darryl Stringer shares some of what he has learned during his 30 years in the real estate photography industry, Beth Nixon’s hand blending exposures webinar that will take your image quality to the next level, or if you haven’t updated your marketing materials in a while, visit www.Rockpointemarketing.com today and take advantage of great prices on individual shows and pieces.

Enjoy the updates!

Sincerely,

Team RTV
RTV, Inc
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Through The Lens 3 – How To Blend Multiple Images For High End Results

Photoshop Photographer TrainingThe are many different routes to take when editing photos for your virtual tour company. When editing HDR (High Dynamic Range) imagery, there are many programs that can be used to automate the blending of your exposures for you, but do the results give you the best possible final image?

While I have used many options to process multiple exposure into a single image that shows detail across the entire dynamic range, I hands down prefer the results I can achieve with hand blending in Photoshop. I have found this method produces the most natural looking, realistic photographs.

Sure using Photomatix, SNS or one of the many HDR programs will speed up the workflow which as a virtual tour provider is EXTREMELY important, but at the end of the day, the quality of the images suffer. If I am going to put my name on the work I expect it to be the highest quality I can possibly produce. These programs often produce results that appear muddy and unappealing. Unexpected color shifts are also common and difficult to control.

I understand from a photographer’s perspective that hand-blending images is not for all situations. If you have multiple real estate virtual tour jobs to edit in a day, and customers who demand quick turnaround, this may not be the best editing system for you. Hand blending requires a greater time investment. When this is the case there are programs that provide a good balance between time input and quality output worth using; as long as the outcome meets your client’s requirements. Keep in mind that higher quality imagery will attract clients who are willing to pay for better quality. You may just find that you have less work, but you are able to make the same amount of income or more.

In this Webinar I will show you how to edit images in Photoshop using Adobe Camera Raw to make basic edits of the images, and then open them into Photoshop as layers. I will demonstrate how to take advantage of layer masks to reveal details in shadows from my overexposed images and bring back detail in the blown out highlights to make an equally balanced photo. Once you have begun to master this technique I believe you will find it your go to method of editing for higher end clientele.

I will also show you how to create basic presets in Adobe Bridge, that you can use on any photo project. I will also go over creating keyboard shortcuts, that will help make the process easier, once you get the hang of this technique.

This webinar will be best for those who understand Photoshop, but if you are new to the program don’t despair. There are many resources such as YouTube and Lynda.com (which offers a free 7 day trial) that you can learn from. Stick to it and you will be a Photoshop pro before you know it!

We hope you can join Jay and I Tuesday Sept 27th at 7:00 pm.

Register now in your RTV Virtual Tour Manager!

 

Beth Nixon

Lead Processor, RTV Inc


The Lightroom Class From The 2015 Convention Series Is Now Available

Lightroom is one of the most powerful tools in a virtual tour photographer's bag of tricks. The question is are you getting the most out of Lightroom? 

Beth Nixon, RTV's Lead Digital Imaging Specialist taught this informative class at our 2015 virtual tour provider convention in Orlando, Florida. From the feedback, we have heard she did a great job. We can't speak highly enough about Beth's photo editing skills. Her title is well earned, and she is a wealth of knowledge.

We have recreated the class she taught at the virtual tour provider convention into this informative webinar available for all RTV RPM members. You will learn powerful ways to create collections and use keywords to help organize your files. She also shares her workflow as she works through the development module within Lightroom all the way to the finishing touches in Photoshop. There is something to learn from this class whether you are new to the Adobe photography suite or a long time user.

If you aren't a RPM member yet we hope you will consider joining. There are countless hours of classes covering professional photography, virtual tour photography, post processing to marketing and much more. You will also have access to a large collection of virtual tour related marketing materials you are welcome to download and customize for your own virtual tour business.

As always we hope you enjoy this webinar. If you have suggestions for future classes or would be interested in co-hosting a show please let us know.  We'll be posting the 2015 RTV Convention Green Screen class here real soon so make sure you're on the lookout for that show!!

Finally, Please keep an eye out for our up and coming Tour Track 2016 webinar that we have teed up for next week.

Thank you again for all you do!

Sincerely,

Team RTV

Virtual Tour Software & Digital Marketing Training
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