How can I prepare for my Google Virtual Tour shoot?
First, you’ll want to make sure the location is clean and organized. The virtual tour shots are 360 degrees so they will capture everything that can be seen from the point that it is shot. Sometimes it’s easy to forget that the parts the location that people usually don’t focus on will be captured by the 360-degree shot, so go ahead and tidy up those areas too.
Next, you’ll want to minimize movement in the shots as much as possible. Most of the time this happens when people are walking around during the shoot. This should be minimized as much as possible. If the shoot is during off hours this should not be an issue, but if it is during business hours this will need to be worked around. The photographer can shoot in a way that only captures certain viewpoints when there is less movement but if there are too many patrons at your location this might be hard to do. In the case that there are a lot of guests or employees during the shots it would be best to prepare them for the shoot by letting them know that this is a shoot for Google maps and their faces will be blurred by default for privacy and that we would want them to stay still if they want to be in the shot. Depending on your guests, this can be an opportunity to add some life to your location (like a restaurant). If they hold still and even pose it will have a very nice effect on the final outcome of the tour.
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