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I have been getting a lot of questions lately about the Google Virtual Tour and the photo shoot process for the businesses, so I thought I would take the time to share some frequently asked questions about Google Business Photos.
The Photo Shoot
How can I coordinate a photo shoot?
Simply contact me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or call either of our numbers 775-525-1499, 800-208-0072 and I will return your call promptly. We can discuss on the phone or through email when the best time is for me to come down to your business is, so that I can perform a free in business consultation.
How long will the photo shoot take?
In most cases, a photo shoot will take about an hour or two, but this varies depending on the size of your business.
What do I need to do to prepare my business ahead of the photo shoot?
You are welcome to clean and tidy things up prior to the photography session, but remember that the aim of the photographs is to show customers what they would expect to see if they visited your business on a normal day.
Which areas of my businesses will be photographed?
Photo shoots will include the main customer-facing areas of your business. You can work with the Google Trusted Photographer to determine what areas of your businesses you would like to highlight, or even exclude from the shoot. Once again, the goal of the photographs is to show customers what they would expect to see if they visited your business on a normal day.
Will the photo shoot disrupt my business operations?
We know you’re running a business, and that’s why we designed photo shoots to be as non-disruptive as possible. Trusted Photographers will work around your schedule to ensure that photos are taken at a convenient time for you and your business. Photo shoots do not require any sort of special equipment, lighting, or setup, so you are free to stay open. Although photo shoots are non-disruptive and should not interfere with your normal business operations, it’s a good idea to let your customers know photography is in process and to avoid being in view of the camera, whenever possible.
Will people be included in the photo shoot?
Because we want to keep the focus of the photos on the inside of your business, we aim to have as few people in the shots as possible. During the shoot, Google Trusted photographers may put up a sign and alert customers and employees about to be photographed. As the business owner it would be your responsibility to notify your employees and customers that the photo shoot is taking place.Photo shoots will exclude any areas of your businesses which you would not like to feature. In addition, our photographers will always alert customers and employees before a photo is taken, to uphold their privacy. All panoramic imagery will be processed by our state-of-the-art blurring technology to blur out faces of any employees or customers who appear in the imagery. At any time you may request additional blurring or takedown of entire images through our Report a Problem link at either the bottom of the pano image, or within your Google+ Local page.
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Marcello of TrustedPhotoNV.com