What’s the turnaround time for my project?
3-5 days for Residential projects and 7-10 days for commercial projects. Expedited processing is available upon request.
How long does it take to photograph my property with 360 virtual tours, property photography, or aerial photography services from InvisionStudio ?
Total time varies per project, but it typically takes 2-5 hours for residential projects and 4-8 hours for commercial projects. Larger projects such as resorts, schools, etc can take multiple days to shoot. It also depends on whether it's a virtual tour, property photography, or aerial photograhy services.
How do I prepare my property for a virtual tour, aerial, or architectural photography shoot?
Simple, make sure the property is clean, each shot location is vacant, and all lights are on.
How much does InvisionStudio's virtual tour, property photography, and aerial photography service cost?
While our rates remain the same, the total price depends on the size and complexity of your project. Use our Instant Quote builder to calculate the cost of your project regardless if it's a virtual tour, property photography, or aerial photography service.
How much lead time do I need for scheduling?
We can ususally schedule resedential projects within a week. Commercial projects usually can be schedules 1-2 weeks out. Traveling shoots require about 3 weeks lead time for best travel costs.
How much do you charge for local travel?
We don’t charge anything for travel within a 50 mile radius of the shoot. Anything
How much do you charge for out of state travel?
We only bill for travel reimbursements, which we pay for up front and find the best possible rates. Usually those costs include airfare and in some cases lodging and ground transportation depending on the length of stay and complexity of the project.
What is the invoicing process?
We do not invoice you until after the shoot is complete and the total images are recorded, usually the following day. We ask that payment is received before delivery of final virtual tour and high resolution still images. Your tour will remain in sample mode and photos in low res with watermarks until payment is received.
What is Sample Mode on a 360 virtual tour?
When a 360 virtual tour is in sample mode, it has limited functionality and a "Sample" watermark on the screen.
What is a low resolution, watermarked image?
An image is watermarked with our semi transparent Invision Studio logo and delivered in a much smaller size than the originals so that it cannot be loaded into the un-paid client's marketing material or shared as their own.
What are your payment terms?
We usually set the payment terms 14 days for residential projects and 30 days for commercial projects.
What if I decide not to pay?
Simple, we disable your virtual tour and erase your property photos.
Do I have to sign a contract?
Contracts are only required on long term, multiple property deals or projects over $2500
Do you bring your own lighting?
We do not use any lighting for our property photography, 360 virtual tours, or aerial photography services. The quality is greatly enhanced when using natural lighting and HDR.
What is HDR?
HDR (High Dynamic Range) is when a series of photos are taken at different exposures ranging from very bright to very dark and then blended together to create a perfectly lit image. There are in turn no dark shadows or over exposed windows and everything is balanced.
Do you shoot at night?
Yes, we try to shoot any exteriors at dusk or during the first hour after sunset (we call this blue hour) before the sky is too dark to pull light from. Any and all interior images can be taken at night as long as the room has lights in it.
Are day or night shots better for my property when it comes to virtual tours, property photography, or aerial photography services?
It depends on the property. If you are going for a bright, cheery feel then daytime shots are better. If you would like a warm, elegant feel then we recommend night shots. Take into consideration the type of shoot as well, whether it be 360 tours, aerial photography services, or property photography services.
What do I do with my TV screens and fireplaces when InvisionStudio comes out to shoot a virtual tour of my property?
Please turn all TV screens and computer screens off and keep fireplaces on. We will Photoshop any screen images with whatever you would like in post production.
Should I wet down my cement and landscaping?
We prefer the cement and landscape to remain dry and natural, but if you would like to it is best to do this during sunset/dusk so that the water does not dry up rapidly.
What is the rule of thumb for decorating for my virtual tour, still images, or aerial photography shoot?
Less is more. Although completely vacant properties are not recommended at all, the less clutter the better. Keep décor to a healthy minimum.
Should I have people or models in my photo shoot?
Typically not. However, if it is a commercial property (Restaurant, Office Building, Retirement Resort, etc.) that usually has people buzzing around then yes, we would recommend having models. However, everyone participating must sign a model release form.
What is a model release form and how do I find the right one?
A model release form is an agreement signed by each individual in the photo shoot to allow us to photograph them and use their images for marketing and public material. Don’t worry, we have model release forms that we can send for you to print and have signed.
Do I need to close down my common areas during the time of the shoot for commercial properties?
Yes, if you don’t want any people in the shoot, please close down those areas during that time. We can provide very specific time frames that we will be in each area if you would like so that you would only need to keep each area closed for a short period of time
What happens after the shoot?
After the shoot, whether it be 360 photography, architectural photography, or aerial photography, we send the invoice with an ETA to be paid before delivery of final projects. We then perform post processing and produce the 360 tour in which we will provide to you for review. Once reviewed, we perform any final adjustments and send the final virtual tours and photos.
Do you charge extra for modifications and editing?
Light touch ups are provided at no cost. However, editing requests above and beyond the normal scope of work will be charged at a rate of $25 per hour.
What should I do if my property is vacant and unfurnished?
We recommend trying your best to add whatever décor or furnishing you can as empty spaces do not translate well in photographs.
What are expectations for landscaping?
Obviously we recommend having your landscaping in top shape for the shoot, but we can provide touch ups on grass and plants if they are dying or need a little bit of help.
How are you able to provide expedited processing at no additional cost?
We ask that our customers are curious with their request and only use it when necessary. If the request is made, we place it above the non-time sensitive projects in our queue.
Should I take down any personal photos or sensitive material?
If you do not want the public to see your family photos or sensitive material in an office for example, we ask that you please take it down. If you forget, or it takes away from the aesthetics of the property to much remove such material, we can always blur faces and Photoshop out and sensitive material.
How long does it take to photograph my property for a 360 Virtual Tour?
Total time varies per 360 Tour, but it typically takes 15 minutes to shoot each panoramic location. Usually about 6-10 locations for residential photoshoots and 10-25 for commercial shoots.
How much are add-ons for 360 Photography?
Only custom floor plans, custom buttons, and custom audio are extra and vary slightly depending on compltexity. But all other add-ons are free for Virtual Tours.
Do I own the rights to the Virtual Tour?
Yes, once full payment is processed, you own the 360 Virtual Tour and it’s yours to use however you please.
How is the virtual tour delivered?
We email you a web link for the virtual tour that you can embed into your website, social media, newsletters, press releases, and so much more!
How big is the virtual tour file?
Zero megabytes. We host the tour on our servers so the 360 Tour doesn’t take up any space on your computer or device.
Do you charge me for hosting my Virtual Tour?
No, we host your virtual tours for free forever.
Can I share the Virtual Tour with anyone?
Yes, you are free to share the virtual tour with whoever you would like.
How do I put the Virtual Tour into my website?
The virtual tour link acts the same as a youtube link, you simply have your web developer copy and paste the link into your web pages just like they would a video and it's ready to go. We can even provide the special code for embedding the 360 tour to play live within your site.
How do I put the Virtual Tour into my social media?
The virtual tour link acts the same as a youtube link with social media, you simply copy and paste the link into your web pages just like you would a video. For facebook, it even creates a thumbnail with a play button just like it would for a video link.
How do I share my virtual tour?
You can share the virtual tour through email, text, social media or anything that you can copy and paste a link into.
Do your virtual tours work on mobile devices?
Yes, our virtual tours work on all mobile devices and tablets perfectly with no need for special software or specific apps.
Can I host the 360 Virtual Tour on my own server?
"Yes, we can export the tours to your own server. It is a one time cost of $89 to register your domain (you can As many tours as you want to that domain once registered). The only catch is that once we export your tour we cannot make changes to it so if any changes are needed in the future we have to re-export and resend it to you,"
What type of Virtual Tour platform do you use?
We use the VPIX virtual tour platform that runs on HTML5. After extensive searching and testing on all virtual tour platforms we found that the VPIX is the most simplistic and versatile virtual tour software platform out there.
What is HTML5?
HTML5 is the newest form of what we used to be flash. It's the most versatile way to share any media across multiple devices browsers.
How customizable is my virtual tour?
There're only a few fix buttons our virtual tours. Full screen, auto rotate, navigation arrows, and hide tools. All of the buttons and features are customizable. We've an happy take all buttons and features off to a clean tour free of any obstructions.
What is a hot spot arrow?
A hot spot area is a button within the 360 Virtual Tour that you click to go from room to room or area . For example a hotspot arrow would be placed going from the living room to kitchen, you would click the arrow and move from the living room panorama to the living room panorama.
What is an info box on a Virtual Tour?
Info box is a feature within the 360 tour that is used to highlight a specific feature within your property. You simply click a button and up pops a window with the small picture of the item and a brief description. You can even add a link at the bottom of the description. For example a restaurant might put an info box hotspot on their wine list, when you click on it brief description of their wind selection and a picture pops up when you click a link it will bring the user to their website with the full wine list is featured. All inside the virtual tour itself.
Can I add sound to my Virtual Tour?
Yes you can add sound to your Virtual Tour.
How does a floor plan work on a 360 Tour?
Either a floor plan of the property is provided to InVision studio from the client or a floor plan is made by one of this InVision studio photographers by measuring and creating the floor plan using special software. The floor plan is then loaded into the virtual 360 tour where it can be shown on the left side of the screen well viewing the tour. Interactive 3-D pushpins can be put into all rooms on the floor plan that have a virtual tour associated with it, when the viewer clicks the push pin it will take them to the corresponding room within the virtual tour. See our Baker Avenue project for a great example of this.
What is Gyroscope Technology on a Virtual Tour?
Gyroscope is something used in tablets to measure when the device is being tilted or turned. Our virtual tours are designed to work with the gyroscope and your phone so that when you move the phone down and around the Virtual Tour, the 360 Tour moves down and around as well.
What type of sound file is accepted on a Virtual Tour?
Only mp3 audio files are accepted for our 360 virtual tours
Can I add a voice walkthrough to my Virtual Tour?
Yes, a voice walkthrough can be added to your virtual tour. We do not staff any voiceover professionals but can make recommendations. It is up to the client to provide voiceovers for us to load into the tour.
Can the sound be different per 360 shot?
Yes you can provide a different sound file for each panorama. This is especially useful when explaining he details of each individual room similar to a video walk-through.
Can I add a slide shot to the Virtual Tour?
Yes you can add the slideshow right within the 360 Virtual Tour. A button will appear at the bottom of the Virtual Tour screen that you can click and still image slideshow will appear where you can scroll through all this delusion of the property.
Can I receive my 360 tour analytics?
Yes, not only can we provide your analytics for your virtual tour, but we can activate your email address with special permission to your individual virtual tours analytics that you can access it anytime and check your views and tour statistics.
What are custom buttons one Virtual Tour?
Custom buttons can look however you want in Can be links to virtually any webpage or even another tour. Allowing the user to “Schedule a Viewing", "Reserve a Table”, “Book a Room”, or and more right within the virtual tour.
What is a virtual tour map?
A tour map is a list of all the panoramas within each virtual tour that you can categorize and use as a navigational tool when moving through the virtual tour.
Can I embed a video into my Virtual Tour?
Yes, currently you can embed video into your virtual tour an Iframe with specific dimensions. Soon it will have the ability to embed the video as HTML5 so that they will resize to fit any screen.
Can I create a custom URL on my 360 Tour?
Yes there are two ways to create a custom URL. The first way is to export the tour to your own server in which you can have a completely custom URL (see exporting tours) and the second way gives you a half customizable URL. It will read as www.vpix.net/YOURTOURNAME
What is stitching on a 360 Virtual Tour?
Stitching is how a panoramic image is made. We take a series of photographs using a wide angle lens and this string them together to create a panoramic image that is then loaded into our software to create the 360 panoramas that you see in the tours.
How long does it take to photograph my property with Invisionstudio's property photography services?
Total time varies per project, but it typically takes 5 minutes to shoot each photo. So a 25 image property photography shoot would take about 2 hours total.
How are the photos delivered when InvisionStudio completes a property photography shoot?
The photos are delivered using Dropbox, a file sharing program used to send, receive, and download large files. We will provide a weblink with the property photography photos that you can access anywhere and download to any computer or device.
Are your photographers Invision Studio photographer or do you sub contract out the work?
All of our photographers are full time, in house Invision Studio employees. They are also VPIX certified 360 photography professionals.
How do I download the photos?
When you click on the link that we provide, there will be a large blue "Download" button in the upper right hand corner of your screen. Simply click that and your property photography images will download automatically.
How do I share the property photography images?
You can forward the same dropbox link that we provide or you can download the property photography images first and share them individually.
How do I load the property photography photos into my MLS?
In the MLS back office, there is always a page to upload images. You simply download your property photography images and then follow the instructions on that page for uploading the images to the MLS.
How do I load the property photography images into my website?
If you have a custom website, your developer will know how to load the property photography shots into the correct sections on your site. If you have a wordpress website or used any other DIY website builder. Simply go to the page that you would like to load your property photography photos into and follow the instructions for uploading the images.
Can I get web-size images?
Yes, we can resize your property photography images to whatever dimensions you would like that are required by the website or MLS that you are looking to load the photos into. We will provide a separate file link with the smaller, web size images.
Do I own the rights to my property photography images?
Yes, you own the rights to your property photography images to use for your marketing material and advertising. In order to sell your images or use your images in marketing material worldwide, you will need to obtain full worldwide rights to the images at an additional cost.
What are full worldwide rights to the property photography images ?
Full worldwide rights removes any and all restrictions on the use of your property photography images. This allows you to resell the property photography images and use them for any marketing and advertising anywhere in the world.
Do I need full worldwide rights for my property photography images?
Most customers do not need this. If you operate worldwide or have any intention of reselling the property photography images taken by Invision Studio, it is required that you obtain full worldwide right for the photos.
How much extra does it cost for full worldwide rights to the property photography images provided from InvisionStudio?
The price per property photography image for full worldwide rights is $250 per image. It must be noted that most other photography companies charge between $1000 and $3000 per image so our rates are extremely fair and reasonable.
Do you perform photo touch ups?
Yes, we automatically perform any photo touch ups that fall within the normal scope of work.
Do you charge extra for additional editing requests to property photography images?
Editing requests above and beyond the normal scope of work will be charged at a rate of $25 per hour.
What is considered normal scope of work for a property photography project?
Normal scope of work on property photography images is small touch ups to landscaping, walls and floors as well as any lighting, clarity, and color adjustments.
What is a typical turnaround time on a property photography shoot?
Due to the fact that there is no virtual tour to produce, property photography turnaround times are usually much quicker. A typical property photography project can be turned around in 1-3 business days with expedited processing available upon request at no additional cost.
Do you use lighting for property photography projects?
We do not use lighting for our property photography shoots. We instead use HDR and natural light where the quality is greatly increased.
What is High Dynamic Range Photography?
HDR is when a series of photos are taken at different exposures ranging from light to dark and then sandwiched on top of each other and blended to create a perfectly lighted image. There are in turn no dark areas or over exposed areas and everything is balanced.
What is the difference between property and architectural photography?
Most of the time the two are used interchangeably. However, property photography is more tailored to marketing photos for ones business or property and architectural photography is more of an artistic form of photography used to capture stock imagery.
What is the difference between real estate photography and commercial photography?
Real Estate photography includes the shooting of any livable property such as a home, vacation rental or apartment. Commercial photography includes the shooting of any small business or large building such as a warehouse, office space, or large community.
How long does it take to photograph my property with InvisionStudio's Aerial Photography Services?
Total time varies per project, but1 hour is the typical flight time for a drone photographer to capture all of the aerial images of a property.
Do you have the proper governement exemptions to fly drones and offer Aerial Photography Services?
Yes, we have obtained exemption 333 which allows us to fly our drones commercially as well as recreationally, allowing us to offer Aerial Photography Services Nationwide.
What is the difference between recreational and commercial use of aerial drones?
Recreational use is for simple fun "personal" use if a drone to fly around your home or within close proximety of a private area. Commercial use is when a company offers Aerial Photography Services and uses a drone for business reasons in order to obtain and sell aerial photographs or aerial video.
What type of drones do you use for your Aerial Photography Services?
We use phantom III professional drones. These are state of the art aerial drones that have an extremely large range of capabilities and perfect for professional Aerial Photography Services.
What type of cameras do your drones have to offer with your Aerial Photography Services?
Our drones are equipped with custom DJI cameras that have a 94 degree field of view and shoot in F/2.8 with 12.8 megapixels photos. They have built in stabalization, exposure control, lighting, color profiling, white balance control and many other features that you see on a high end DSLR camera.
Do your drone cameras work well in low lighting?
No, most aerial camera systems do not funtion well in low light. We usually do not like to schedule our Aerial Photography Services shoots anytime after sunset, unless it's an indoor GPS floorplan walkthrough style project.
Is it safe to be around when a drone is flying and operating Aerial Photography Services?
Yes, our drones are equipped with many safety and smart flying capabilites that allow us to know when a drone is in danger of flying off track or running out of battery.
Are your Aerial Photography Service drones capable of indoor flight?
Yes, each of our drones have a build in ultrasonic and visual sensors for indoor flihgt capabilites in tight spaces. Our Aerial Photography Services work great for GPS walk-through style Office Building tours.
What is the use for indoor flight with Aerial Photography Services?
This capability allows for our drones to be used to create smooth, walk-through style videos in the same way that a slide rail would. We can mock the feel a viewer would get if they were actually walking through a property with a video of the home or property with our Aerial Photography Services.
What kind of video camera do your aerial drones have?
Our drones are equipped with ultra high resolution 4k video cameras. They are also equipped with a build-in stabalization system that allows for crystal clear aerial video.
What about the privacy of my neighbors and the public when your shooting Aerial Photography Services of my property?
As a high end professional photography company, when our drone photographers operate Aerial Photography Services, they keep a safe distance from the public and avoid flying over any neighboring properties in order to maintain the highest standards of respect and privacy.
Are your Aerial Photography Service drones equipped with GPS?
Yes, our drones have a build in GPS system that allows them to fly in a pre-recorded path and can be viewable on a map right from the screen on our remote control.
Can your drones fly at night?
Yes, our drones can fly at night but it is not safe or reccommended as we cannot view the drones flight path through the screen on our remote control, therefore we avoid any night time flight to maintain safety when offering Aerial Photography Services.
How are the photos delivered with Aerial Photography Services from InvisionStudio?
The photos are delivered using Dropbox, a file sharing program used to send, receive, and download large files. We will provide a weblink with the photos that you can access anywhere and download to any computer or device.
How do I download the aerial drone photos?
When you click on the link that we provide, there will be a large blue "Download" button in the upper right hand corner of your screen. Simply click that and your images will download automatically.
How do I share the aerial drone photos?
You can forward the same dropbox link that we provide or you can download the photos first and share them individually.
How do I load the Aerial Photography Service photos into my MLS?
In the MLS back office, there is always a page to upload images. You simply download your images and then follow the instructions on that page for uploading the drone images to the MLS.
How do I load the Aerial Photography Service photos into my website?
If you have a custom website, your developer will know how to load them into the correct sections on your site. If you have a wordpress website or used any other DIY website builder. Simply go to the page that you would like to load your photos into and follow the instructions for uploading the aerial drone images.
Can I get web size images of my Aerial Photography photos?
Yes, we can resize them to whatever dimensions you would like that are required by the website or MLS that you are looking to load the photos into. We will provide a separate file link with the smaller, web size images.
Do I own the rights to the Aerial Photography Service images?
Yes, you own the rights to your Aerial Photography Service images to use for your marketing material and advertising. In order to sell your Aerial Photography Service images or use your images in marketing material worldwide, you will need to obtain full worldwide rights to the images at an additional cost.
What are full worldwide rights?
Full worldwide rights removes any and all restrictions on the use of your images. This allows you to resell the images and use them for any marketing and advertising anywhere in the world.
Do I need full worldwide rights for Aerial Photography Service images?
Most customers do not need this. If you operate worldwide or have any intention of reselling the Aerial Photography Service images taken by Invision Studio, it is required that you obtain full worldwide right for the photos.
How much extra does it cost for full worldwide rights?
The price per image for full worldwide rights is $250 per image. It must be noted that most other photography companies charge between $1000 and $3000 per image so our rates are extremely fair and reasonable.
Do you perform photo touch ups on Aerial Photography Service images?
Yes, we automatically perform any photo touch ups that fall within the normal scope of work.
Do you charge extra for additional editing requests on Aerial Photography Service images?
Editing requests above and beyond the normal scope of work will be charged at a rate of $25 per hour.
What is considered normal scope of work on Aerial Photography Service image touch ups?
Normal scope of work is and small touch ups to landscaping, walls and floors as well as any lighting, clarity, and color adjustments.
What is a typical turnaround time with Aerial Photography Services from InvisionStudio?
Due to the fact that there is no virtual tour to produce, photography turnaround time is usually much quicker. A typical Aerial Photography Service project can be turned around in 1-3 business days with expedited processing available upon request at no additional cost.