Blog Tag: virtual tour software

Real Estate Photography Tips

Taking professional looking real estate photography is important when creating a visually stunning 360 virtual tour. If you are a beginner with photography and camera equipment, then you may not be familiar with lighting and how to capture it the right way. Lighting plays a major role to capture colors as well as to reveal form and texture within an image. Following the correct guidelines and remembering these tips will help you learn more about lighting and how to create beautiful photos.

–    Examine different source of light (such as natural). Understand the characteristics of light and notice the hardness, softness, direction, and visible colors. Hard light (direct light) produces vivid colors that stand out and creates stronger shadows. Soft light (diffused) will produce more pastel tones and softens details within a photo.

–    Pay attention to the colors shown in your photos. Colors tend to set a certain mood for the person who is viewing them. Shooting photos at different times throughout the day will allow you to capture different tones, colors, and light effects. (Taking photographs during the early morning hours can capture great tones). The sun brings out blue hues in the morning hours and creates a crisp effect. Closer to noon or later, you will find softer colors and diffused light which will create a natural effect.

–    Do not over use your flash because the photos will become too bright and shadows will be extremely harsh.

–    Test out different angles to play with the lighting that is being captured so that you reduce heavy shadows.

–    When shooting interior photos, make sure that you have enough lighting from lamps, overhead lights, windows, etc. Do not allow too much light in your interior shots because the details can easily be lost. (Shooting in the dark with heavy flash is usually NOT the best idea).

–    Photography is an art and lighting makes up a huge part of it. Practice and try different environments until you are familiar with the types of light sources and the effects they produce.
Follow these tips and you should be able to produce great stills and panoramic photography for your virtual tour!

RTV, Inc
Virtual Tour Software & Professional Real Estate Photography
Order a virtual tour: 866-947-8687

The FORMULA 71 – Extreme Themes & Loader Screens

TheFormula_orangeAre you getting the most out of Fusion virtual tour software? Do your customers know about the three styles that you offer; Fusion, Fusion Slim and FusionMax? Have you ever tried adding a custom theme or loader to make make your Fusion tours really stand out?  Ever try overriding the custom theme with a front of home image and use a transparent loader?  We didn’t think so…

Not only can custom themes and loaders help you earn extra money when setting up a new client, but by tweaking the settings slightly you can make your virtual tours tour load with more or less options. Using Fusion or FusionMax with the right custom theme and loader can also make your presentation load in half the time and often makes for an amazing showpiece when done right. It’s all possible with the Fusion virtual tour system.

RTV has been setting up many new accounts over the last several months and Gabe Clark has been in charge of making custom loaders and themes for these clients.

Please join us on September 17th at 7:00 PM as Gabe shares with you his vast knowledge in making extreme themes and loader screens.

See you there!

Register Now Inside your TMS

See you on The FORMULA!

Team RTV

RTV, Inc
Virtual Tour Software & Digital Marketing Training
Order a virtual tour – 866-947-8687

Rock Hill, South Carolina Virtual Tour Provider

Southern Virtual Images - Rock Hill, SCSouthern Virtual Images has recently selected RTV, INC virtual tour software to drive their digital marketing service. RTV is the world’s largest virtual tour software provider. As an RTV full service provider, Southern Virtual Images will be able to offer state-of-the-art virtual tours and innovative online marketing solutions to local real estate agents and businesses. Southern Virtual Images has completed proprietary training and will also be offering their clients and customers expert advice on Internet marketing.

Joy Cassidy owner of Southern Virtual Images stated, ‘We offer the very best interactive 360 virtual tours, still photography, and property marketing tools. Come look your best online!  We specialize in Real Estate Photography for Charlotte, North Carolina areas and Upper South Carolina communities of Tega Cay, Lake Wylie, Fort Mill, Rock Hill, York and surrounding cities.

I have been a local artist and past President of the Yorkville Artists’ Guild. With my artistic eye and passion for photography and real estate, I can produce a virtual tour that will be sure to help sell your real estate listing or product faster.”

Joy Cassidy
Southern Virtual Images
Rock Hill Virtual Tours
Owner & Photographer
Order a virtual tour: 803-493-8365

Happy Labor Day Weekend RTV!

Labor Day by itself differs from every other holiday in that it is not connected to any one man, battle, race or religion. It is a celebration of our workers economic achievements and is an annual tribute to the contributions they have made to the prosperity and strength of our country.

On behalf of all of the virtual tour providers around the world at we wish our clients and clients to be a very happy Labor Day weekend. It is your contributions and belief in our virtual tour software, professional photography services, staff, and products that allows us to make you and your virtual tour business stronger with every day.

Happy Labor Day 2013! Enjoy the long weekend.


Team RTV

RTV, Inc
Virtual Tour Software & Digital Marketing Training
Order a virtual tour – 866-947-8687

Sharing Agents Now Live

Here at RTV, we are always trying to give you a better experience with virtual tour creation and this means making necessary changes to improve our virtual tour system. A function / feature that has been requested and talked about often among our customers is the ability to share FSD Agents and Owners within Fusion. This is now LIVE and available in your online virtual tour software

Now FSD agents can be shared using their e-mail by simply clicking the “Share Agent” and “Share Owner” buttons within the Agents and Owner manage sections. Doing so will allow two FSDs in the same area to share an FSD agent or owner. If you are an Agent and would like to work with two separate FSDs, you
will now have the option to share using just one e-mail address.  The secondary FSD will have limited abilities to alter the Agent and Owner account information; however this will allow an agent profile, RSS feed, Map, and virtual tour gallery to reflect all of the virtual tours created for them.

Creating virtual tours with RTV just keeps getting better every day! If you have not checked us out lately take a peek at our latest works of art in our virtual tour gallery: 

RTV provides professional photographers more options for their photography than any other digital marketing system on the market today. We always welcome new ideas and love to hear from our customers. Anytime you have feedback, let us know and we’ll continue offering the best virtual tour software in the world!

Team RTV

RTV, Inc
Virtual Tour Software & Digital Marketing Training
Order a virtual tour – 866-947-8687