Blog Tag: national_photography_service

Giddyup With Tour Track!

There’s not many (if any) virtual tour companies out there can say they give cold hard cash back to their virtual tour providers and provide work for them. RTV does just that with our ever growing number of national virtual tour accounts.

For years I can’t tell you how darn excited I got when I got the opportunity to call one of our virtual tour providers and tell them I had a lead for them. Beginning in 2004 RTV started a program called Tour Track where we began acquiring national accounts to feed our virtual tour photographers jobs. To date we have sent out well over a million dollars back into our photography network and that just feels great!

If you’re an RTV provider and you need to catch some of the Tour Track cash give Jacque a call and she will be more than happy to point you in the right direction. Start making fat stacks with Tour Track today!

– Jason
RealTourVision Virtual Tours


Welcome to Tour Track

As many of you who are seasoned virtual tour providers with RTV already know, the RTV tour track system dolls out hundreds of thousands of dollars annually to its loyal virtual tour providers. Anyone that is a part of the RTV network can simply email our Tour Track team a set of architectural images via photo bucket, RTV will grade your images and from that point on you will instantly qualify for one of our many national accounts that provide us with steady work every month.

Because RTV has built up the World’s Largest virtual tour and professional photography network many companies come to us each month asking for bids and quotes to satisfy their unique photography needs. From restaurants to hotels to luxury yachts, RTV has enough national accounts to keep their providers busy year round! Below is a nice testimonial from a brand new RTV provider after he received his “Welcome to Tour Track” email. Enjoy!!

Dear RTV,

“Thank you for your introduction. Since joining the RTV network I have been impressed seeing the communication skills and depth of the RTV team. I am looking forward to working with your team as I get up to speed on creating virtual tours.

While I am new to creating virtual tours, my experience in architectural still photography is seasoned. For the last 7 years I’ve been shooting real estate and portfolios for architects, builders, stagers, and interior designers. You can find a gallery of my architecture work here.

Recently some of my Realtor clients began requesting virtual tours in addition to the stills (they were actually booking OBEO for the tours and then throwing out their stills!). Realizing the need to expand my product portfolio, I began researching solutions to provide virtual tours. I’m very pleased to have discovered RTV. While I had opportunities to partner with OBEO and TourFactory, I’m continually impressed with the resources, skill, and professionalism I’m encountering with the RTV team.

I have much experience shooting small jobs with available light to multi-million dollar homes and commercial properties that require elaborately lit scenes. I utilize professional camera equipment and a variety of continuous light and remote strobes as dictated by the job quality requirements and rate.

In the meanwhile, I will be familiarizing myself with the Tour Track Forum and getting the virtual tour creation process honed in.”

Best regards,
Rob

It’s great compliments like this that keep our company going as strong as it is! Thanks for the feedback Rob!

RTV Tour Track Team
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A Shout From the Professor

Our Staff at RTV is growing!

Hey everyone, my name is Michele; I am the new Tour Track Administrator. (No, Jacque and Brandi are both still here.) I am a huge Michigan State fan and travel to East Lansing for most football games. I used to be a college professor; teaching at Eastern Michigan University and Washtenaw Community College.

I am relatively new to the Traverse City; my husband and I moved here for his job with BP Energy. As for my here at RTV, I am the person that will be following virtual tour dispatches from our national accounts from start to finish. I will also make sure everyone stays up to date on their virtual tour shoots. I look forward to getting to know all of you and being part of the RTV team.

Welcome to RTV Michele!!
RTV – 866-947-TOUR


The IMAGE HDR Revisited

High Dynamic Range Photography | HDR 2 The Training– June 24, 2009 at 7pm EST

The IMAGE
The official photography webinar of RTV

In April we held the IMAGE webinar about HDR (High Dynamic Range) photography. We had a lot of great feedback from this webinar including a couple exciting success stories I just have to share.

Jim Blue, from team BlueLaVa got fired up about HDR photography as a result of the webinar. Jim practiced up on his HDR techniques and hit the streets armed with another tool that has made the business soar. His photography is now in demand all over his market. Currently he has 20 tours scheduled and is now scheduling tours out over a week and a half.

Jim has also just recently brought on 10 new clients as a result of his HDR photography and continues to get phone calls from new clients. See some HDR samples at Tour Grand Traverse.

Mike Thompson with Real Vision Studio contracted with VFM Leonardo to shoot virtual tours of 3 hotels. Having attended the webinar about HDR he decided to develop his skills and use this photo technique for these hotel tours. The comments he received back from Leonardo regarding his photography included, “This is some of the best photography we have seen!” and “We have never seen color in pictures like this before.” Mike asked them how they would rate his photography compared with other professional photographers and they put Mike at the top of the list. What a compliment!! Check out some Detroit Photography.

We believe that HDR is very important for you and we want to help you grow your virtual tour business. The IMAGE webinar HDR 2 The Training will be a free training course for you to learn the simple techniques of producing HDR images so that you, like Jim and Mike, can get the customers demanding your virtual tour photography.

Join us for an exciting evening of training as we teach you the simple steps to create HDR photography.

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National Photography Service
866-947-TOUR