Piranha Photography - London Corporate Photographer

Headshots – How to Change the Backgrounds

Employee photographed in London offices for construction company client

Headshots – How to Change the Backgrounds

These headshots taken in one of our client’s London offices show examples of one of our regular photo shoots for an international construction company.

On the day of each photo shoot the photographer sets up lighting and a white backdrop in a meeting room at the client’s London offices.  Then the employees are have their headshots taken in turn against the white backdrop to generate a selection of portraits of each person.

After the photo shoot Piranha Photography supplies the client with a website of photographs showing the various images of each person.  From this website the company chooses a photograph of each person.  Piranha then processes the selected images and cuts them out in PhotoShop, using specialist software.

Once each headshot has been isolated from the white backdrop it can be placed on one of the background images that have already been captured and approved for use on a separate occasion.  This delivers the company with portraits ‘in situ’ but does not depend on moving the subjects into different areas of the building and changing the lighting set for each person.  It does though give a consistent and professional look and feel to the final staff headshots.

Staff member of construction company - corporate portrait - photograph taken in London offices

Office Portrait with New Background in London offices

We have used this method of cutting out and replacing backgrounds for a number of clients.  It is particularly useful if photo shoots are going to take place over a number of months, and the required rooms for the background may not always be available.



I have commissioned Douglas several times now and he has always understood the brief which was reflected through his photography. Time has always been a significant limitation within our busy corporate environment, but Douglas has managed the photo session well which has been key to delivery. Douglas is professional, polite, and very personable making his subjects feel at ease in front of the lens. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Douglas to others and I will definitely be using him for future projects. He is a pleasure to work with. - Head of Communications, Branding, Creative