Limerick photography company on the rise

Nick Rabbitts

Reporter:

Nick Rabbitts

A CITY photography firm which won a prestigious contract with Google has secured the business of 20 companies after the Limerick Leader highlighted its success.

A CITY photography firm which won a prestigious contract with Google has secured the business of 20 companies after the Limerick Leader highlighted its success.

Munster Images, based in Thomas Street, won the right to take photographs of businesses across the region on Google’s latest venture, Business Photos.

The application allows a virtual ‘walk around’ of the interior of any business premises which opts in. It can be used by businesses for promotional purposes.

The service gives a 360-degree view of the business and takes Munster Images approximately two hours to complete.

After Munster Images won the internet giant’s contract to photograph businesses across the region in May, the Limerick Leader reported on this achievement.

Fast forward four months and a host of city businesses have opted into the scheme.

These include 7Camicie, the UL Sports Arena, the National Car Centre on the Tipperary Road, and The Strand Hotel, where the service was officially launched by Cllr Maria Byrne last week.

“More and more people will come to rely on a service like this. When you go abroad, and likewise when tourists come here, this service will help. I am delighted someone from Limerick has been selected by Google. It is a positive and we should encourage as many businesses as possible to get involved,” Cllr Byrne, whose pub Bobby Byrne’s has opted in, said.

Munster Images founder Theo Kennedy says the response has been fantastic - but she moved to debunk two myths - one on cost, the other on price.

Depending on the size of a business premises, any photography can cost between €300 and €800, and it takes around two hours to complete an appointment.

“When I have the pictures taken, they are yours; you can embed it into your website, and social media,” Theo said.

For more information, visit www.munsterimages.ie.