"The whole point of taking pictures is so
that you don't have to explain things with words." ~Elliott
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for a prompt response to your specific needs. Pricing
is inclusive of the entire process, including capture, processing
and delivery. Rates are subject to change.
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The core immersive imaging services offered here start with either
panoramas (360º facing out from a center location) or turntable
imaging (360º facing in from a position away from the subject
matter, looking back at it). Below you will find pricing for these
core imaging activities.
Virtual tours and virtual galleries are, by definition, always
custom and involve a variable number of included 360º images,
links, embedded text and even video and audio. Consequently,
unique quotations are made at no charge when these services are
desired. Please use the Contact Page
For additional services not listed, please use the Contact
Panoramas are high to very
high resolution and always ColorChecker® corrected for color
accuracy. They are captured with an excellent dynamic range
suitable for most environments and high dynamic range imaging
(HDRI) is an available option for the utmost in capturing
highlights and shadows. The attention to image quality ensures the
utmost in visual impact. The high resolution panorama includes a
360º view all around, including the ceiling and floor, created
from five distinct image captures. Extra high resolution panoramas
use 42 captures. Final panoramas are available in 7 business days.
Panoramas are provided in a Web-ready format for easy inclusion
into your website, supported social media pages, or for archival
and in-house display or screen-capture purposes. Image processing
is completed off-site.
Panoramic tours are built from panoramas. Even a single panorama
can contain tour elements, such as hotspots that link to a
website, further information and additional images and video. When
multiple panoramas are linked together, the tour becomes a dynamic
experience, moving from location to location.
The cost of a panoramic tour is built up from the cost of the
individual elements and the corresponding creation of embedded
links. If you already have Web-ready images and text, those can be
added quite efficiently. Or, imaging of material for inclusion can
take place along with panorama creation, and all of the elements
are brought together in a final integrated product.
Virtual galleries are photorealistic computer-based spaces into
which can be placed sculptural and flat art, just as can be done
in a physically-based gallery or museum. Once the artwork is
placed in a virtual gallery, photographic style images or entire
360º panoramas can be created. This gives the artist a very
accessible and economical alternative to real galleries and
museums which may be inaccessible or prohibitively expensive.
Furthermore, a virtual gallery can be visited from anywhere in the
Final exhibition creation is a quotation based on type and amount
of content, as well as rendering and output. This service offers
pre-built galleries, or if you prefer, completely unique custom
virtual galleries are also available as a 3D design and modeling
When you consider the cost of renting gallery space, and the
limited access for visitors due to schedule constraints and/or
travel costs, a virtual gallery is an excellent way to bring your
artwork or products to a broad worldwide audience in a manner that
is the next best option to being there in person.
Please note that virtual
galleries are not sold 'empty'.
In-studio 360º imaging is a
series of images created while the object is rotated on a
turntable. The final product is an object display that can be
rotated left and right (up/down is also available) to show views
all around. This is a popular display technique for commercial
products and is an economical alternative to 3D models. A single
set of images is considered one row. Multi-row rotations are also
possible for showing additional perspectives. 36 image rotations
give a good presentation with fairly smooth transitions between
frames, while 72 images is especially smooth for the ultimate in
The capture and creation of 3D rotations for artwork larger than
10", as well as on-site imaging, is also available. Please contact
this service for a free quotation.
This is a photographic process and the result is a series of
photographs provided in a Web-ready format for easy inclusion into
your website. For 3D object mesh and texture creation, see the 3D
model from artifact service described below.
In-studio 3D model from artifact
Artifact up to 10” in each dimension: Pricing starts at $300 for
objects without occlusions or holes. Highly accurate backplane
focus-stacking is used for artifacts with complex surfaces. Please
this service for a free
The model from artifact process results in a 3D polygonal mesh
model and a texture. This service is designed primarily for
sculptural artwork versus flat art. The 3D model created
with this process is especially effective when placed in a virtual
gallery. Because of the complete recreation of the artwork from
all angles, panoramas made within a virtual gallery always show
the complete artwork - no cardboard cutout effect.
3D models can also be seen using 3D viewing software. There are
online 3D model sharing sites that give complete visual access to
individual artworks. Such sites are used by artists and museums to
showcase work and provide compelling visual access to art.
The capture and creation of 3D models for artwork larger than 10",
as well as on-site imaging, is also available. Please contact
this service for a free quotation.
Note: The model from artifact process results in a 3D polygonal
mesh model and a texture. The results of this work are very
accurate, however viewing access to the original artifact will
impact completeness of the 3D model. Therefore, if some areas are
hidden and not visible for photographic capture they cannot be
included in the final computer model. Clear and mirror-like
reflective artifacts cannot be scanned using the photogrammetry
methods employed here.
What services are included in the price?
The prices above include image capture, image processing and final
delivery. Much of the necessary work is done during the image
processing stage, which constitutes the 'behind the scenes' aspect
of a project. The pricing shown above includes basic image
processing after photography. Specific requests for extensive
retouching are a separate fee. The high quality panoramas and 3D
models from artifacts created by this service receive extensive
attention to perfecting the details.
Virtual galleries are 3D environments in the computer. Pricing for
their use requires a quotation for 2D art or 3D model placement,
as they are not sold 'empty'. Client-created content may be
accepted for inclusion in virtual galleries.
Electronic project delivery is used with all services, typically
via Dropbox. For a nominal fee, CD/DVD delivery is also available.
What are you buying?
The deliverables produced by this service include licensing for
their contracted use. There are no monthly fees or subscriptions
for access to panoramas, panoramic tours or images. 3D models may
require hosting to support interactive viewing using a 3rd party
service. This is a technical consideration, not a licensing
consideration. 3D models may also be placed and used within other
3D environments, such as a virtual gallery. Additional use of the
deliverables beyond the original contractual specifications may
require a separate licensing contract and fee. Images created by
this service are not licensed for distribution through stock photo
Travel for on-site services is included for a 30-mile radius
(approximate) from 91325. This includes:
Los Angeles (north of downtown)
San Fernando Valley
Travel to other locations is available and the travel rate is
quoted on a project-by-project basis.
Rates are subject to change. Only the
rate documented at the time of contract acceptance by both
parties is considered binding.
Deposits and Cancellations
Depending on project size, the deposit is generally 50%, due two
weeks in advance of project start. The deposit is refundable with
48 hours notice of cancellation before the project start date and
time. Note: If the project requires additional 3rd party services,
those charges are payable in full, in advance, and may, or may
not, be refundable, subject to the terms of those 3rd party
How are payments made?
Retainers, purchase orders and other processing methods may
require extended lead time before project start. Please plan
Final payments are due upon project delivery. Payments can be made
via check or through PayPal. This site provides a payment link,
which leads to a secure PayPal portal.
If a refund is issued, it will be issued in the same form as
received. Refunds are issued after a 30-day clearing period from
the original payment.
Are some projects billed hourly?
Some projects are ongoing with requirements and outcomes that may
not be possible to bill as a single project. In those
circumstances, hourly billing will be proposed.
For photography work the images are delivered in the specified
target format and size (e.g. TIFF, JPEG, HTML). Unless the project
is a 'works for hire' arrangement, raw images are not delivered.
Raw images are unsuitable in their native form for direct output.
For individual panoramas and panoramic tours, the output is a
collection of files in a precise arrangement for presentation on
the Web. These files must remain together as a set to function
correctly and are delivered with the required organization.
Additional tours using the original photographs, but with
different navigation and added content, are available for separate
service fees. Please note that panorama and panoramic tour
modifications require specialized software that is not provided.
For 3D from artifact projects, the final model with applied
texture is delivered in the specified format (e.g. OBJ, DAE, JPG,
PNG) and polygon count. The individual images used to build the
model and texture are not delivered. Please note that 3D model
modification and viewing requires specialized software that is not
For virtual galleries, final images with embedded artwork or
products are delivered as still images, or as panoramas, or as
panoramic tours. The environment models and textures used to
create the virtual galleries themselves are not delivered and
'empty' rendered virtual galleries are not sold.
This service does not assume responsibility
for long-term preservation of client deliverables. The client is
expected to use suitable methods for backup and archival
Client artwork and artifacts retain all of their original
copyrights. The client may submit artwork images with watermarks
for embedded content in tours and galleries if this is preferred.
Unless otherwise arranged, the copyright for all products produced
by this service remains with this service. As the client, you are
purchasing service and licensing, not copyright. If you wish to
hold the copyright in a 'works for hire' arrangement, please make
this request in advance.
Normally, any production of this service may be selected to appear
in portfolio and promotional materials for this service. However,
a client request not to exhibit their images produced by this
service will be honored if requested.
It is expected that the client holds all necessary copyright
permissions and licensing for any materials supplied to this
service for inclusion in a production. Copyright research is not
performed. However, if there are questions of copyright ownership,
such materials may not be accepted. In particular, images, text,
music and video taken from the Web are considered to be copyright
protected and will not be accepted unless reliable indication of
permission is formally presented.