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Google Street View | Trusted and RTV Tour Track Update Webinar To Be Held July 19th, 2016

google-trusted-agencyThe old saying “The only thing constant is change” applies to many things and the Google Street View | Trusted program is certainly one of them. The Google Street View | Trusted program was started in April of 2010, in an effort to bring local businesses more attention in search engine results and increase the high-quality content that is served up in search content. Since that time Google has continually redefined the program including who can become a trusted photographer, what the final product will look like, and how it can be viewed. With each new announcement, photographers and the businesses they serve, are left to interpret what the changes mean, and do they increase or decrease the value of the final virtual tour product.

RTV became a Google Trusted Agency in 2014 and added Google’s walkthrough style tours to the services we offer to businesses across the country. In a short year and a half, many virtual tour providers within the RTV network took the initiative to become T4 Certified, which enabled them to shoot Google style tours for RTV, as well as allowing them to sell Google tours in their local area. Hundreds of Google-style virtual tours have been completed for our national clients, in addition to the high-quality professional photography and interactive virtual tours that have been the mainstay of our Tour Track professional photography service for years. 

On July 19th, 2016 at 7:00pm est, Shawn Roach and Jay Stringham will be hosting an informational Tour Track national photography service webinar, covering the most recent changes to the Google Street View | Trusted program and how RTV as a company will proceed with the program in the future. If you are a veteran Tour Track photographer, a recent newcomer, or an RTV photographer who is considering shooting Tour Track jobs this year, we encourage you to join us. You can register for this webinar through your Fusion dashboard. We look forward to seeing you there. 

If you would like to order professional photography or a virtual tour please contact us for pricing and additional information. Our network of photographers spans across the US and Canada allowing us to deliver the high-quality imagery you need quickly and efficiently.

If you are a photographer who is interested in offering virtual tours as a part of your business, we encourage you to start a free no-obligation trial account today.


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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RTV's Tour Track national photography service had a banner 2015. We were able to assign hundreds of jobs to our photography network and 2016 is already off to a great start.

We are excited to announce there are some changes coming to how we will ask our photographers to complete and deliver their orders. Many of our photographers have already completed shoots using our new shoot & deliver method. If you haven't received one of these jobs yet, your next order will likely be a bit different than how you have operated before.

Our aim is to provide a more consistent quality and look to our national clients. As you know, if you give 100 photographers a subject to shoot you will get 100 different results. The same is true for post processing methods. 

Our new photography workflow will not only help us achieve a consistent product, but it will save our photographers a lot of time in post processing. Our hope is that our photographers will have more time to spend working on their own photography businesses as well as spending time with family.  In many cases they will be receiving higher payments for less work as well!

More pay for less work? Sign me up!

On Tuesday, March 1st at 7:00 pm we will be hosting a webinar to discuss all of the exciting new changes and what they mean to you. Whether you are a Tour Track veteran or have never picked up a photography job from RTV you will want to be sure to join us. You will learn how the new process works and if you haven't been a part of Tour Track you will learn how you can be assigned paid photography assignments as well.

Be sure to sign up right away. We look forward to seeing you there!

Click here to sign up for our live webinar Tuesday, March 1st.


Jim Rector – First RTV Provider to Achieve T4 Status – Servicing Roanoke, VA

RTV proudly welcomes James Rector to the T4 virtual tour provider group!  Jim runs Image 360 Studios, an interactive media marketing company founded in 2006; specializing in 360 degree Panoramic photography and High Resolution architectural images. 

Located outside of Blacksburg, in southwest Virginia, the studio mainly provides service to areas in Roanoke and New River Valley area; although they also service many cities in North Carolina, western Tennessee, and West Virginia.  Jim Rector graduated from Radford University where he first studied photography using film cameras and learning time honored dark room techniques.  Upon receiving his BS Degree, he then worked briefly as an assistant for two advertising photography studios; one in Richmond, VA and the other in Bethesda, MD.

It wasn’t until in 2004 that he began shooting in digital; and later in 2006, at the request of a Real Estate associate, began his career in panoramic photography shooting Virtual Tours. He quickly progressed on to filming hotels and commercial properties, which have now become the principal market for the studio.

Image 360 Studios provides virtual tour photography services in Virginia, West Virginia,  North Carolina and much of the Mid Atlantic area. Contact them today for your photography needs.

Roanoke, Virginia Virtual Tour Provider - Jim Rector

Roanoke VA Virtual Tour
Call to order a Virtual Tour – 540-980-035

Roanoke VA Virtual Tour
Call to order a Virtual Tour
540-980-0356 – See more at: https://www.realtourvision.com/virtual-tours/va/roanoke-virtual-tours-roanoke-virginia.html#sthash.HuIPr1W7.dpuf

Roanoke VA Virtual Tour
Call to order a Virtual Tour
540-980-0356 – See more at: https://www.realtourvision.com/virtual-tours/va/roanoke-virtual-tours-roanoke-virginia.html#sthash.HuIPr1W7.dpuf
Roanoke VA Virtual Tour
Call to order a Virtual Tour
540-980-0356 – See more at: https://www.realtourvision.com/virtual-tours/va/roanoke-virtual-tours-roanoke-virginia.html#sthash.HuIPr1W7.dpuf

Roanoke VA Virtual Tour
Call to order a Virtual Tour
540-980-0356 – See more at: https://www.realtourvision.com/virtual-tours/va/roanoke-virtual-tours-roanoke-virginia.html#sthash.HuIPr1W7.dpuf
Roanoke VA Virtual Tour
Call to order a Virtual Tour
540-980-0356 – See more at: https://www.realtourvision.com/virtual-tours/va/roanoke-virtual-tours-roanoke-virginia.html#sthash.HuIPr1W7.dpuf

Roanoke VA Virtual Tour
Call to order a Virtual Tour
540-980-0356 – See more at: https://www.realtourvision.com/virtual-tours/va/roanoke-virtual-tours-roanoke-virginia.html#sthash.HuIPr1W7.dpuf

Jim Rector – First RTV Provider to Achieve T4 Status – Servicing Roanoke, VA

RTV proudly welcomes James Rector to the T4 virtual tour provider group!  Jim runs Image 360 Studios, an interactive media marketing company founded in 2006; specializing in 360 degree Panoramic photography and High Resolution architectural images. 

Located outside of Blacksburg, in southwest Virginia, the studio mainly provides service to areas in Roanoke and New River Valley area; although they also service many cities in North Carolina, western Tennessee, and West Virginia.  Jim Rector graduated from Radford University where he first studied photography using film cameras and learning time honored dark room techniques.  Upon receiving his BS Degree, he then worked briefly as an assistant for two advertising photography studios; one in Richmond, VA and the other in Bethesda, MD.

It wasn’t until in 2004 that he began shooting in digital; and later in 2006, at the request of a Real Estate associate, began his career in panoramic photography shooting Virtual Tours. He quickly progressed on to filming hotels and commercial properties, which have now become the principal market for the studio.

Image 360 Studios provides virtual tour photography services in Virginia, West Virginia,  North Carolina and much of the Mid Atlantic area. Contact them today for your photography needs.

Roanoke, Virginia Virtual Tour Provider - Jim Rector

Roanoke VA Virtual Tour
Call to order a Virtual Tour – 540-980-035

Roanoke VA Virtual Tour
Call to order a Virtual Tour
540-980-0356 – See more at: https://www.realtourvision.com/virtual-tours/va/roanoke-virtual-tours-roanoke-virginia.html#sthash.HuIPr1W7.dpuf

Roanoke VA Virtual Tour
Call to order a Virtual Tour
540-980-0356 – See more at: https://www.realtourvision.com/virtual-tours/va/roanoke-virtual-tours-roanoke-virginia.html#sthash.HuIPr1W7.dpuf
Roanoke VA Virtual Tour
Call to order a Virtual Tour
540-980-0356 – See more at: https://www.realtourvision.com/virtual-tours/va/roanoke-virtual-tours-roanoke-virginia.html#sthash.HuIPr1W7.dpuf

Roanoke VA Virtual Tour
Call to order a Virtual Tour
540-980-0356 – See more at: https://www.realtourvision.com/virtual-tours/va/roanoke-virtual-tours-roanoke-virginia.html#sthash.HuIPr1W7.dpuf
Roanoke VA Virtual Tour
Call to order a Virtual Tour
540-980-0356 – See more at: https://www.realtourvision.com/virtual-tours/va/roanoke-virtual-tours-roanoke-virginia.html#sthash.HuIPr1W7.dpuf

Roanoke VA Virtual Tour
Call to order a Virtual Tour
540-980-0356 – See more at: https://www.realtourvision.com/virtual-tours/va/roanoke-virtual-tours-roanoke-virginia.html#sthash.HuIPr1W7.dpuf