About Visual 360 Media

How it all began

trusted_badge_smalThe award winning Essex photographer John Goulding was approached by Google in 2013 when Google first started to think about bringing Google Street View into businesses. Up until then Google had been shooting Google Street View and John had been shooting bespoke 360 Degree Virtual Tour Photography since 1998. When Google decided to add 360 Degree Photography for Businesses to the services it provides, and approached John to join them, he decided it was an obvious step and career progression. The project since its inception has gone through numerous changes and John has been at the fore front of them all, along the way providing feedback to Google about the software and project in general. It is now a robust and exciting tool for all businesses, the software is stable and the quality of the Virtual Tours can match that of bespoke work.

Visual 360 Media Ltd. is a fully insured photography business with Public Liability insurance of 1 million pounds.

Visual 360 Media Ltd. can meet all of your business photography needs including 360 Degree Google Virtual Tours, 360 Degree Rotating Product Photography, Still Product Photography (in our fully equipped studio), Pole Photography, (20 Foot High Aerial Photos – 360 Degree Panoramic/Traditional Stills), Interior/Exterior Architectural Photography, Food Photography and more. We have worked with companies large and small, and enjoy bringing creative expertise to all projects, collaborating with advertising agencies, marketing companies, estate agencies, businesses and individuals.

John Goulding is a professional commercial photographer and director of Visual 360 Media Ltd., formerly Business Photos Essex and is a Trusted Google Certified Spherical Photographer. Invite customers in with indoor Street View of your business on Google Search and Google Maps. John Goulding is a Certified Street View Pro.

Street View | Trusted – Clients We’ve Worked With
  • The Bannatyne Group
  • Volks Wagon
  • Genting Club Casino Group
  • Ford Lookers
  • Decathlon Sports
  • Budgens Stores
  • Toomey Motors Southend
  • Rendezvous Casino
  • Toomey Motors Basildon
  • SEHBAC Windows and Doors Showrooms


Top Quality, Cost Effective, Value For Money!

Choose from our photography services below.
Each section gives a brief description of the service. Click the links to be taken to the full page showing samples and more information.

360 Degree Google Virtual Tour Photography

We offer Google 360 Degree Virtual Tour photography services in Essex and beyond. They are added to Google maps and can enhance your Google search presence. They can be easily embedded into your website. These are for Google business listings only and have certain restrictions but are great for your business. Read about our 360 Degree Google Virtual Tour service here.

360 Degree Virtual Tour Stand Alone Photography

Non Google 360 Degree Virtual Tours, often called Stand Alone Offline 360 Degree Virtual Tours can be embedded into your website. These have no restrictions so can be of any business, property or in fact anything you’d like the public to see in glorious 360 ! You do not need a Google business listing. Read about our Standalone 360 Degree Virtual Tour service here.

360 Degree Product Photography

Engaging content on your e commerce website can increase potential sales. Display your products interactively. Full 360 degree rotatable object movies. Read more here.

Virtual Tour Overlay

We can add an overlay on top of your Google 360 Degree Virtual Tour which adds a navigation menu, informational popups and other extras. Think of this as a ‘skin’ on top of the virtual tour. Read more here.

Virtual Tour to Movie Conversion

We can convert your 360 Degree Virtual Tour into an Auto Play Movie. Read more here.

Product Photography

Display your products on line with high quality still photography. Let us do all the laborious shooting for you. Read more here.



Just a selection of our favourite projects below.


Product Photography

We offer high quality traditional product photography with a fast turnaround at our permanent studio in Essex. Our lighting and equipment is ready and waiting for you to drop off your products. We photograph them using a background of your choice, usually white or black, or another colour or surface if requested. If you are not sure what is best for you contact us here for advice.

If you’d like something a bit more attention grabbing for your website, how about a 360 degree rotatable product photograph?

Sample Product Photographs

Satisfied Clients

  • Thank you so much it looks great! I’m really pleased with it!

    Amy Hanson, Business Owner, Mirabella Beauty Salon, Essex
  • It was an absolute pleasure working with you, you have done a great job. I will be sure to recommend you to other businesses.

    Laura Critchley, Sales Manager, Genting Club, Westcliff, Essex
  • Hi John. The tour looks really good and I have been getting some great reactions from staff. It works particularly impressively on a mobile phone and tablet. You’ve done a grand job with the photos and it really makes our site look huge.

    Kent Blaxhill, Colchester, Essex
  • The panoramic tour of the Lawn was breathtaking. I was impressed with the clarity and depth of focus and being able to roam freely in 3 dimensions. Its movement and simplicity was such, I was even able to walk up the stairs and see the books in my old bedroom. Now our brides room.

    David Keddie, The Lawn Wedding Venue, Rochford, Essex
  • Hi John. We can’t thank you enough it has come out better than any of us could have ever envisaged. I’m going to email it to Mick Norcross now so he can see it. I’m sure he is going to love it. I’ll start asking everyone to tweet the tour and your details asap, many thanks!

    Samantha Keahey, Sugar Hut Village, Brentwood, Essex
  • You carried out a virtual tour of our hydro-therapy pool last year through Benfleet Physiotherapy, which was fantastic and is on our website.

    Nicky Evans, Fundraising Co Ordinator, Hamelin Trust, Essex


The videos below show you how to embed a 360 degree Google virtual tour into a website, plus other useful information.


Whether your business is large or small, contact Visual 360 Media here to see how we can improve your online presence and e commerce sales!