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Miami305 private msg quote post Address this user
Hi All, my name is David & I am currently in South Florida... I have been shooting real estate photography for the past 5 yrs & just bought the PRO2 3D... One scan done... Boy is this going to be fun... :-() on ig: StandBackImages
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sounddronetech private msg quote post Address this user
Hello there WGANites, My name is Jay Verkamp and I currently moved to South America from Hollywood, CA. Please let me know if you need any remote help with websites, videos, or 3D tours. You can check my website at I'm excited to be a part of this community. Happy 360'ing to all of you!--Jay Verkamp

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swandme private msg quote post Address this user
Good Morning Folks, Just a note to say hello and give you the skinny on what we do.

Glad to help with any of the services we offer and looking forward to sharing and being a part of the WGAN Clan !!!

Started in 1982 with my first wedding shot with a Nikon F3HP I was in love with photography and it continued to grow while I blossomed in my Retail Management career. My last film Cameras were eos1v HS
and a Mamiya 645 Moved to digital in 99 with a Nikon DCS660 and moved back to Canon when the first EOS 1D came out. Today we Love the 1DXmkII's and all the Canon L Glass from the 11 to 24 to the 300 2.8
I have been Full time in imaging since 2001

We focus on Portraiture and commercial and have a full video suite with complete Audio and every thing to keep it steady or keep it moving. We added Realestate and property imaging many years ago but have been most excited about the addition of the iGuide system in June of 2017

Check it out look us up and all the best and Blessings to you

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DarrylB220 private msg quote post Address this user
My name is Darryl Biggs and am the President of Threat Mitigation-Risk Control Group, located in Arizona.

Purpose of joining this group is that I'm looking at purchasing 3D Vista Pro and looking for the right camera for this software. I've been looking at the following cameras- Ultracker Aleta S2C, Ricoh V Theta, Vuze XR, Panono, and Matterport.

This is to conduct Advances and then layout the buildings to team members in order to have an overview of the building in 2D, 3D and VT.

I'm not sure if I could take the information from MP and import into 3D Vista, if not, then will need a camera that I can and looking for advice.

I do own a DSL, however that would take to much time to take the photos. We usually have 30-60 minutes in a building to shoot and need a 360 degree camera.

Thank you

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ron0987 private msg quote post Address this user
@DarrylB220 I would hold off just a little while and look at the Ricoh Theta z1, at about $999 a little cheaper but would probably do what you need. The reason to wait they are not available for about another week. Welcome to the forum.

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DanSmigrod private msg quote post Address this user

Welcome ...

Let's move your questions to this WGAN discussion.


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DarrylB220 private msg quote post Address this user

Thank you for the advice.

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mattyb private msg quote post Address this user
My name is Matt and I live in the Tampa, FL area. I am a school teacher and part-time realtor. I got the idea to look into Matterport for the 3D property tours with thoughts of marketing myself to other agents and making extra money that way since it's relatively quick and I can do it in the afternoons when I'm done teaching. Unfortunately my real estate ventures aren't really soaring because I can't devote my full time to it. Being that this wouldn't be my primary job I figure I can undercut local pricing and get some decent business. The pricing seems a little confusing, but I think I have a decent handle on it. At $3,400 the camera is a bit steep, and I just saw that they support some much cheaper 360 degree cameras, which I thought about trying to see how it goes. Just looking for thoughts and advice on breaking into the industry. I might have to sell another house or two before I pull the trigger as I'd prefer to pay for all the equipment up front rather than throw any of it on a credit card, but I want to do all of my homework. The Pro2 camera seems like the best option, especially with the added benefits & processing credit. Just seems like A LOT of stuff to consider.
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DanSmigrod private msg quote post Address this user

Welcome to the WGAN Forum. I have moved your question to a new discussion:

Should this Part-Time Realtor Buy a Matterport Pro2 3D Camera?

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sidcam private msg quote post Address this user
Hi, my name is Sid. I'm a licensed broker from St. Louis, MO. My wife has a real estate team and I manage the day to day backend tasks (which until about a year ago included taking photos).

Finally pulled the trigger on buying a Matterport Pro 2 camera after seeing the WP3D plugin. Our first two tours/single property websites went life last week.

I am evaluating becoming a service provider. Want to get a bit more experienced with the camera first, then I think I'll up my membership to get the pricing guide so I can fully evaluate it.

If anyone has any examples of how agents/brokers are marketing their Matterport/Single Property Sites, I'd love to see them (in particular direct mail/postcards to expired listings). I have seen the WGAN videos.

I will post my first two tours for advice in a separate post because I'm not really happy with the flow of navigation through the homes.
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3D_ADJ_XACT_USER private msg quote post Address this user
Hey All,

My name is John. I am an independent adjuster out of North Carolina. I have been researching Matterport, Cupix, cameras etc. for the past few months. My research led me to this place where I have followed posts of Dan and others. I have noticed that there really hasn't been a lot of talk on here for adjusters so I am going to jump into the arena and try a few things out and try to provide others some insight based on my future experiences.
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HJackson50 private msg quote post Address this user
Good Evening Everyone,

My name is Harold Jackson. I have to say, this is very overwhelming for me. I am however excited to be here and in the 3D business. I just received my Pro2 from Matterport and not sure what type of marketing I should do. Should I sign up on KoaWare or market this new adventure myself? Bottom line is that I want to say goodbye to my day job and get right into marketing myself. I don't have any examples of my work to show so what do I do to show proof that I am worthy of someone's business? I need help and guidance. Where do I begin?

Thank You,

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DanSmigrod private msg quote post Address this user

Welcome. I moved your questions here...

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Monticello, NY
FutureViewImaging private msg quote post Address this user
Hello WGAN Members! My name is Blake Kilcoin, Proprietor of We specialize in 3D tours, and soon, drone footage.

I joined with the intent on using the vast network and knowledge that so many of you bring to the table to help better my brand, and expand my own knowledge in what seems to be like one of the largest growing tech spaces.

I'm thrilled with all of the information I've attained over the past few weeks alone. It's a pleasure to be part of a strong community, and thanks for starting this Dan!

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TonyG7 private msg quote post Address this user
Hi, My name is Tony and the owner of Spaceform Design Build Interiors clickable text, an interior remodeling co based in NYC. We work mainly in apartments throughout the city. I've been interested in 360 3d view with digital measuring capability. Would like to come up with a value add service package to my clients (homeowners, designers, real estate agents). I use Sketchup for my design work so I would want to convert into a SKP file. I see many possibilities for enhancing my business.

There is so much information here and other companies i.e. Captur3d etc., to take in. Rather than getting a camera myself, thinking of teaming up with a service provider. Looking for input and guidance, including the right service providers.

Thanks! Tony
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New York City
3dVuz private msg quote post Address this user
Hey Tony, I’m Howard Witz 3D Vuz Inc in NYC. Let’s connect and talk about what we can do together... I’m a broker at Compass also. Doing Matterport 3+ years as a sep business.

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TonyG7 private msg quote post Address this user
Hi Howard, Thanks for reaching out. Sounds good. Let me go through your company info so I can have a better idea about your co. offering etc. Then I'd be ready to set up a time when we can talk. Thanks again, Tony
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NeroAugustus private msg quote post Address this user

I'm a French entrepreneur very interested in the virtual tour/VR/3D world.

Looking forward to exchange ideas with you guys.

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Los Angeles
Home3D private msg quote post Address this user
Bonjour Nero, et bienvenue d'un francophile Américain de Los Angeles.
Êtes-vous en France?
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CGPhoto private msg quote post Address this user
My name is Chris Geiger and I live and work in Fresno California. I have been doing commercial photography for more than 20 years now. Currently I do weddings (mostly in the fall) and real estate photography. I currently shoot about 300 homes a year. I am new to Matterport. I signed up for a free account to use with my Insta 360 one X camera that I already owned. I felt that I wanted to offer 3D tours to add to my video and stills and aerial photography offerings.

I did a few homes with just the Insta 360 to get a feel for the software and to see if some of my regular clients would likely become repeat customers. I figure I need to do at least 4-5 tours a month to make it worth the investment of getting a real camera. After just a month of testing, I made the decision to move forward and purchase a used Pro2 Light camera. I've posted my first tour with the new to me Pro2 camera below.

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AnthonyOptic private msg quote post Address this user
Hello Everyone,

My name is Anthony and I am from the UK, and we specialise in anything visual.

I have been using Matterport for a couple of years, and I look forward to having a group to talk about the Ups and Downs of Matterport with.
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Salient3D private msg quote post Address this user
Hello Network,

My name is Mellissa and I operate in West Michigan, a Matterport Service Provider and video-photo production company. I'm quite frustrated with Matterport as many are yet I'm going to hang in there a while and see what this turning of the tide will leave us with. Matterport hasn't been a big part of my offerings and my company has been rather a moonlight in operation, however, I also worked for Art Institute of Pittsburgh Online and they've gone under, leaving me with this challenge as my mainstay abruptly. Ouch.

Anyway, I also do a lot of video editing and would love to remote gig for others and I can work in short turnaround times as I did for Yelp years back. My 3D demo reel and Yelp samples are below.
Salient 3D Demo Reel 2018
Yelp Samples

Mellissa Manzagol
Muskegon | Grand Rapids
Michigan USA
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Joephoto114 private msg quote post Address this user
Hello All,

Well first I would like to thank Dan for putting this awesome group together. There is so much great information that is being shared here that it can take a very long time to take it all in. I was a commercial photographer for many years in the New York City area but since moving down here to South Florida I would like to enter the real estate photography market as most of you are you doing. Anyway I look forward to more WGAN-TV shows. Once again thanks Dan for all your hard work in putting this Forum together!
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DanSmigrod private msg quote post Address this user

Thanks for your super-kind note. The WGAN Forum (and WGAN-TV) is all about giving/getting help. So, as a commercial photographer for many years in NYC, please do share your expertise. Simply start a new discussion and share.


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visionpixpro private msg quote post Address this user
Hello Everyone,

First and foremost I would like to thank Matthew Lucas for giving me the opportunity to be apart of this to learn and help grow my business. My name is Estevan Barocio & Founder of Vision Pix Pro. I do photography, videography, post editing, and now matter port. I am excited for being apart of this forum and get great information out of it, possibly new opportunities. I am truly grateful.

This 3D Showcase is the first job I did a while back ago. I am fairly new to Matterport so I hope that I can get more out of it and opportunities to use it.

That's where Dan AKA the MatterPort Buddha comes in!

Thank you all,
Estevan Barocio
CEO Vision Pix Pro

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DanSmigrod private msg quote post Address this user

Welcome. Nice of Matthew to introduce you to the WGAN Forum (and to me).


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Michaela private msg quote post Address this user
Hello everyone,

My name is Michaela and a I am a photographer based in Bratislava,

I work for a real estate company as a photographer and also I create
virtual tours for them with Matterport. I am new in using Matterport, for creating virtual tours I use my RICOH THETA V. I am really glad that I found this forum, so thank you for accepting me

Thank you very much and have a nice day!

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Bratislavska, Slovakia
JanHamorsky private msg quote post Address this user
Hi @Michaela and welcome at our community. I am also based in Bratislava, working as a real estate photographer for many real estate agencies here. I also use the Matterport platform for more than 3 years now so if you need any help, dont hesitate to contact me...

Best, Jan
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EyeMazing private msg quote post Address this user
My name is Rick, and I am a Sacramento CA native and long time Freelance Photographer. Becoming a photographer was not something I planned.

I always had the knack but never took it seriously. As a Photo Booth owner, I thought a good time would be now. It wasn’t until recently I started walking around with a second camera, second shooting my booth events as I saw them.

What I found, is these events can sure capture the personality and enthusiasm of people in more than one candid way.

The best part of this job is that I get to interact and be part of the fun. I love to see people laughing and having a good time.

This is what inspires me. I am combining this background to bring you a unique, 21st century immersive 3D 360 experience.

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3DVirtuallyThere private msg quote post Address this user
My name is Bryce, just started 3D Virtually There, here's my first scan!!

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