See Inside Photography: Local companies help get your business on Google Maps

On today’s WGN Morning News, we talked with VHT Studios – a local company that is taking 360 degree images of local businesses that appear on Google Maps. It’s a way to let shoppers/customers take a tour inside of a place before visiting, other than just seeing the exterior shots in Street View.

Companies like VHT Studios are trained by Google and taught how to take specific shots in multiple exposures that are then stitched together using the company’s software. These companies charge a fee to come in and take the photos, which are then sent to Google for an approval process before they end up on Google Maps. The process takes a total of a few days.

If you’re interested in learning more, you can contact VHT at…

VHT Studios | See Inside Photography service | 877-471-3760 |

You can find a full list of all of the Google-certified Business Photo partners HERE.