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Virtual Tours

360º Virtual Tours

There are two key elements to consider here; the Google Street View tour, and the overlay which adds the navigation, photos, video, web-links and "calls-to-action" - this is what we'll embed on your website.

Shortwork are one of the original Google Street View Trusted Photographers, working with Google since 2013, creating stunning virtual tours inside and outside businesses, which improves how you appear across Google.

Why get a virtual tour?

Google virtual tours are full 360º immersive tours, hosted across the world's largest search engine.
Businesses with Google tours receive double the engagement, and showcase your facilities and features to customers 24/7 - a virtual open day, everyday.

Shortwork build bespoke overlays, matching your brand, and guiding customers to the areas you want to highlight. They area search-able by Google, so positive for SEO, and VR-enabled.

Example Tour

Cotswold Collection Showroom

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"We have worked with Justin on two projects now and each time he has delivered a truly excellent service. The tours and photographs that he provides are of a fantastic quality and we are proud to display them on our website and have them available on Google for our customers benefit. He is always very helpful and knowledgeable if we have any questions and is always punctual when responding. A pleasure to work with!"

Emilee Bradford - Cotswold Co.

Explore Virtual Tours

Shortwork Photography & Virtual Tours

Shortwork Photography & Virtual Tours

The quote

We decide what areas of your business you want to show off to your customers, and work out a "route" through the business. We can include staff/models in the tour if you want, though this will add to the shoot time.

The quote is based on the number of panoramas required, as this directly effects the post-production, as well as the shoot duration.

Remember we can also show different room set-ups within the tour, as well as your gardens, outbuildings, and the front of the business/street.

Project Management

We arrange a shoot date/time at the best time for you and your business, so we fit around you, managing everything to make the process as simple as possible.

The Shoot

We often start early to avoid busy customer times, and work around you. Shoots normally take a couple of hours or more for a medium sized business.


The panoramas are individually stitched together, then we will remove any distractions, like the tripod shadow or scuff marks on walls, colour balance different light sources, and sharpen for Google.

The panoramas are then moderated into a tour, and uploaded to Google Maps, Search, Street View and Google Mobile Apps.

We will tell you when it's published across Google.


Most clients choose to use an overlay, adding in the menu, pop-ups with photos, video and calls-to-action. This is what we embed on your website and share on social media.

There is a one-off fee for creating the overlay, and an annual licence, which includes updating the overlay through the year with new photos/info, without any downtime.

"Justin has produced a fabulous tour of our buildings and supplied some brilliant stills too. He has been a pleasure to deal with throughout, attentive and patient and I would highly recommend him."

Sarah Williams - Devizes Town Council

"Justin has taken photos and 360 degree tours for a number of our dental practices. He is always punctual and a pleasure to work with and the final photos and the 360 degree tours have always been great quality. He also has done portrait headshots of our staff and some wonderful group photos. I would definitely recommend him."

Angela Roberts - Gensmile Dental -

"We have been working with Shortwork Photography on a number of projects for Knights plc, Justin undertook 360 degree tours of our newly refurbished offices as well as stills for use on our intranet as well as stills for use of our Brain Injury website. Justin takes the time to discuss and understand what we wanted to achieve for all of our projects and this has meant we have received from Justin exactly what we needed. Thank you."

Jane Nutt - Knights plc

"Working with Justin was great from start to finish. Always quick to respond to questions and offered great advice on best shot angles for different uses (social media, advertisement, website etc). Very happy with the end result and our 360 tour receives great traffic."

Hazel Joscelyne - Pavilion Broadway


Tour Comparison

Virtual Tour

Google Tours
  • Integrated across Google products improving SEO encouraging visits to your website from Street View & Maps
  • Embed on your website for free

Virtual Tour

Bespoke Tours
  • Just like Street View, but better!
  • Add your logo
  • Match to your brand colours
  • Adds the menu/navigation
  • Add photos and video
  • Encourage direct booking
  • Add calls-to-action
  • Share on social media
  • VR enabled
  • Update remotely without any downtime

Need private tours?

Shortwork can host your tour rather than Google. This option is for sensitive locations, or where you want to control who exactly sees your tour.

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