Back in May, Google launched Google Business Photos to help businesses make their Google Places listings more attractive by showing off the inside of your stores.
Google said their has been such high demand that they have decided to open up a new program to let any business participate at a fee.
Google now lists trusted photographers in many locations around America where you can call them and schedule an appointment. But you have to pay the photographers and negotiate the price with them. These are not Googlers, they are third party photographers that Google "trusts."
Several photographers want to know how they can get on the list of trusted photographers. The way to do that is to fill out this form and wait.
This self-serve model makes for easier scheduling and quicker turnaround, while also supporting the local photographers in your community. During the hour it should take for the shoot, you can collaborate with the photographer about how best to display and capture your business. When finished, the photographer will upload the images to Google, and shortly thereafter, you’ll see 360-degree panoramic views of your business on Google.com, Google Maps and on your Google Places listing.
More on this at Techmeme.