One of the best uses of Virtual Groups is how it enables you to illustrate the growth and changes in your firm. One of my clients, a law firm, started out just a couple of years ago with a group portrait of their partners. Since then, the firm has grown and the partner/associate make-up has changed. Seamlessly and in short order, we are able to add, take away, and revise the group to keep it current. From a technical standpoint this seems easy on its face. However, we address this kind of project using several steps: images must be shot in similar lighting conditions to maintain continuity. Each person is photographed in several positions to give us ultimate flexibility in creating groups. You'll notice how several people changed pose and position as the group evolved. Individuals are "extracted" or masked out using specialized software called Perfect Mask® which allows us to tackle issues like making hair look natural. Adobe Photoshop® is used to create a slight shade around the edge of each person so a natural shadow is created between each person as well as on the invisible "floor of the image.