In 2013 I joined LCP360, a startup company that sold virtual tours and photography. I started as a Media Manager where I managed the photography for the company. Since this was a lean startup everyone worked on everything. When the need arose, I would photograph, edit, upload and moderate tours. Once I got a handle on the process, I wrote guidelines for photograph and managed quality control. This improved the end product and sped up development.
As the company grew, my role grew and changed. I moved to managing a program where LCP trained photographers all over the US to become Google certified photographers and sales people. This program was short lived but we learned quite a bit about our internal sales and marketing techniques; scaling the business; and where the company was going to go in the future.
What do you need to make a 360 photo?
Photomatix for batch HDR
PTGui for stitchhing panoramics
Lightroom for retouching and batch editing
Photoshop for detailed editing
This tour offered a unique set of challenges with the lighting. Since the aracdes are so bright and the space was so dim, it was difficult to properly expose the arcade games without blowing out highlights. This was solved with multiple exposures blended into an HDR composite.
is a memorable shoot because of the amount of traffic at all time of day. It was a challenge to avoid photographing people and getting the shots necessary to publish a tour.