Sometimes producing a headshots outside or on-location just isn’t possible. Weather and access to a specific location are just a couple of challenges. Virtual backgrounds for headshots is just one method of producing headshot portraits that look like they were photographed on-location. In Vancouver, weather is often a limitation for outdoor headshots during the Fall and Winter months. Within our Virtual Headshots option, you can have your photos shot inside against a seamless background and have the photo composited with realistic looking backgrounds and lighting.

Virtual Backgrounds for Headshots

Above is a sample of a headshot that was shot at my photo studio. Using a custom lighting set up, I shot headshots for my client with the intention of compositing it onto a virtual background in Photoshop. I used a background of downtown Vancouver which I photographed on another day and composited the photo to produce a shot that looks like it was shot against an office window or on a patio outdoors overlooking the Vancouver Convention Centre.

Virtual Backgrounds for Headshots is a convenient way to produce unique looking headshots for corporate use, real estate, editorial publication, social media, or profile photos for Zoom or Microsoft Teams. The possibilities are endless with virtual backgrounds.

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Vancouver offers many outdoor locations for natural light headshots. One of my go to places is Vanier Park, there there are a variety of looks you can offer.

Here are a couple of outdoor Vancouver headshots for a local executive. My client wanted natural light photos on a bench for your consulting business, and also wanted water in the background.

A specific spot was located at Vanier Park, and despite the wind that day, we were able to get some great photos for her website.

Even within the hour or so that we were on-location, we got a couple of different lighting looks. One is the typical Vancouver overcast sky, which produces a soft white backdrop, and the other is with direct sunlight. This produces a more contrasty look against a blue sky.

If you are interested in producing corporate executive headshots with natural light, contact us today for more details!

 

 

When the weather outside is frightful, composite headshot portraits are so delightful! If you need social media headshots that feel like they were photographed on-location, but can’t produce good photos outdoors because of the bad weather, you can produce a composite headshot at my studio. A green screen composite headshot is quick and easy to produce and gives you the flexibility to choose the background for your images. You see it in Hollywood movies, and can now use it to produce a custom look for your own business photos. It is also much more cost effective than shooting on-location.

composite headshotThis sample shows what the headshot looks like before and after it’s composited and edited. Using the right lighting, the final image has higher fidelity and works great for advertising use or social media.

Contact me today to find out more about booking a composite headshot session at my Vancouver photo studio using green screen technology.

These two studio headshots were photographed at the same session with two lighting setups for two distinct looks. The Studio Dark look on the left conveys a more dramatic look, while the look on the right is brighter with softer lighting.

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Studio Dark (left) and Studio Bright (right) lighting looks

Notice the difference in shadows around the face. The headshot on the left has darker shadows around the jawline, which helps to shape my client’s face. The headshot on the right has more even lighting across the face, and appears softer and brighter overall.

Although both these headshots were photographed at the same time of day, the configuration of studio lights, type of modifiers and reflectors has a big impact on the overall look and feel of the headshots.

If you are looking to produce two different looks during your photo session, get in touch with us for details on what type of headshot session would work best to meet your goals.

Here are some headshots for Vancouver business coaches I photographed at the studio against a seamless white backdrop. The headshots were produced for use on their Vancouver-based leadership coaching website and other marketing materials.
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The clean white “high key” background was a good choice for versatility. The white backdrop produces headshots are simple, yet fresh and modern. leadership coach headshots

If you are interested in producing similar headshots for your coaching business, please get in touch with us for rate information and availability. Headshot sessions can be done at the studio or on site at your office.