I've been maintaining individual portraits and group portraits for a growing Twin Cities engineering firm for about a year.Recently, they asked me to create photos of new staff, modify existing groups, and create new groups. Following are photos of some of the new people. They were photographed on a white background. In post production they were outlined or extracted from the background using a software plug-in called Perfect Mask. Additionally, two staff members from Kansas were photographed separately by another photographer and included in two of the group photos. I found the Kansas photographer and managed the photography specifications and created the final output.
When I photograph individuals for Virtual Groups, I give them 3 poses (for variety) facing (or "cheating") both left and right for maximum flexibility. Different poses can be chosen either now or in the future depending on the group they are inserted into.
Three existing groups were modified based on people leaving the firm and changing responsibility of existing staff. Based on the firm's marketing and business models, three new functional groups were identified drawing new and existing staff from all parts of the firm.
This is a marvelous technique for marketing your firm's talent. Quality: high end portraits of each person realistically stitched together into natural looking group photos. Efficiency: easy to maintain. Groups can be modified without trying to schedule and reschedule large numbers of people for group photos. Economy: Once individual portraits have been created, the cost of moving them from one group to another is a fraction of the amount necessary to retake everyone's photos.
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