Real estate photography

Discussion in 'Beyond the Basics' started by Frankb, Feb 21, 2004.

  1. Frankb

    Frankb TPF Noob!

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    Hi,

    I would like to photograph real estate properties doing virtual tour photography. I have been looking all over the net trying to find out how to get started at this and can't find anything- book, website. Can anyone help me or give me any advise.
    Thanks,
    Frank
     
  2. jack

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    hiya Frank :wink:

    a few years ago - i was into messing around with some software
    made by Photovista - which enabled you to 'stitch' photos together to
    create 360 panoramas. people didnt have to have the plug-in to view this,
    you could have this viewer on a webpage running with java.

    of course that viewer was, as 'within' a subject looking around you.

    if you want an outside view of something - and the ability to spin it,
    to view its surface either clockwise or anti-clockwise - then you want QTVR
    (quicktime).

    in 99, i worked for a design-house which was collaborating with Apple,
    to pioneer a technology, which has subsequently been used in various
    tv ads (the Guiness 'through the mind's eye' advert, was a memorable
    example of this in use). the technology was called Resolution-on-Demand.
    this allowed a continous zooming into, and through, subjects , using
    dynamic server-scripting to substitute an image-file for the next closer-up-
    detail image-file. the effect was an animation which took the viewer as far
    into/through a subject, as was required.

    i have no idea whether this has been released as commercial software.
    if it has - it needs a lot of hardware-power and RAM to run in real-time.
    i think the photovista software was free once upon a time, maybe still so
    on a limited trial..//jack
     
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    i used to freelance for a real estate company taking photographs for them .. u may want to contact a few companies to see if they need this kind of help
     
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    I have photovista software that I got with my digital camera and it works great, I just have to find out how to get started in this business besides contacting the realtors.
    Thanks for your posts.
     
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    ahh ok , sorry got the wrong end of the stick ..//jack
     

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