Jim Osgood

February 11, 2019
Columbia Athletic Club Virtual Tour

Columbia Athletic Club at Pine Lake Virtual Tour

It seems to be health club photography time for me. On February 1st I did the photo shoot of the Columbia Athletic Club at Pine Lake in Sammamish, WA. It was somewhat challenging in that the club was open for business at the time. Of course, we planned it during a time period in which there were not many members around and I had the club manager on hand to run interference for me. Unfortunately, it was a rainy day, so I will be going back to add the exterior images to the tour. If you have been following the […]
January 11, 2019
Coal Creek YMCA Google Virtual Tour

Coal Creek Family YMCA Virtual Tour

I had a great New Year’s Eve with a large photoshoot at the Coal Creek Family YMCA in Newcastle, WA. The facility is over 49,000 square feet on two floors which opened in 2009. One of the challenges of doing the photoshoot was finding a time that no one would be around. If there are people in the shot, we either need to get written permission from them or blur their faces. It is much easier to find a time when no one is around and New Year’s Eve was perfect. The Club closed at 1 PM and I was […]
February 21, 2018
Google Street View

Video Overview of Google Street View See Inside for Businesses

Here is a good 3 minute video of the Google Street View See Inside program. It will provide a visusal experience of what Google Trusted photographers provide:
January 5, 2018
Search Stats

Local Business Search Statistic – Is Your Google Business Listing Important?

Having a virtual tour of your business is a great way to let customers visit your business 24/7. It is also a great way to enhance your Google My Business listing and will improve the likelihood of your business showing up in a higher position when someone searches for your product or services. Search Engine Watch has some great statistics on local search which shows the importance of having not only a complete Google Business listing, but going a little further the enhance that listing to bet better rankings. Local Search Behavior Statistics 80 percent of Google search interest in “near […]
November 21, 2017
Google Virtual Tour Icon Cellars

Icon Cellars Google Virtual Tour in Woodinville, Wa

We just recently did a Google Virtual Tour of Icon Cellars, a small winery in Woodinville. In addition to the best known wineries like Chateau Ste. Michelle and Columbia, Woodinville has over 140 wineries, wine bars & tasting rooms for visitors to visit. Many of them are located in small industrial parks and it is amazing what they can do with the inside in creating a wonderful ambiance. In may cases you feel like you that you are in wine country. Of course, you sort of are with all the other wineries around, but not near the vineyards. Below is […]
October 9, 2017
Drizzle & Shine Google virtual tour

Drizzle & Shine Google Virtual Tour

Last week I did a photo shoot for a Google virtual tour at a unique boutique clothing store, Drizzle & Shine. They specialize in products that use recycled or vegan materials. Very nice! they are located on the south end of Capitol Hill in Seattle. They are an eco-boutique shop in Seattle. You’ll find a carefully curated selection of women’s and men’s clothing, shoes, and accessories. They specialize in items that are kind to the earth and animals and that are made by people who are treated fairly. They donate a percentage of each sale to nonprofits that align with […]
September 15, 2017
Office Space Virtual Tour

A Peek Into Office Space Virtual Tours

When looking for the perfect office space to set up a business, it is great for prospects to be able to see exactly how the space looks without having to take the time to travel to the location. Office space virtual tours do just that. Virtual tours of office spaces are great at engaging prospective tenants  and are becoming more popular. You can find many types of businesses that offer these types of tours on their websites. They can be either custom virtual tours or Google virtual tours, hosted on Google and enhancing your Google Business listing. But what do […]
September 11, 2017
Keawala'i Church

Historic Keawala’i Church Virtual Tour

I was in Maui a couple of weeks ago and have long admired the small historic church in the Makena area of Southwest Maui. The Keawala‘i Congregational Church in Mākena was founded in 1832 as the Church of Honua‘ula. It was originally built out of pili grass. It was eventually rebuilt as a stone-wood building. Church members living near the beach gathered coral rocks for the making of the puna or cement, and those residing on the “forest side” brought down the lumber. You can find out more about the history on the church website. Here is the Google Virtual […]