Corporate Portrait Photography with London Cityscape added.

Post production work adding London cityscapes to studio headshots.

For years we shot these headshots on location in and around London and were open to whatever the weather would hold in store for us and the unfortunate client.

We now offer a service where we have a large collection of London cityscapes and we can drop them in behind your corporate headshot. This means we can eliminate the worry of the weather and dragging clients around London. We can shoot your headshot in our studio space or at your office. This adds the benefit of studio lighting and with clever balancing your headshot can look natural, professional and interesting.

Studio corporate headshot London Cityscapes

 

Corporate headshot with St Pauls London Cityscapes

 

Corporate headshot with London The Gherkin Cityscapes

Background added with Photoshop make sure you blur the background image so it looks like it was shot on a long lens.

Careful to balance the light levels so the person appears to be in their office or boardroom with the background a little lighter.

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For years we shot these headshots on location in and around London and were open to whatever the weather would hold in store for us and the unfortunate client.

We now offer a service where we have a large collection of London cityscapes and we can drop them in behind your corporate headshot. This means we can eliminate the worry of the weather and dragging clients around London. We can shoot your headshot in our studio space or at your office. This adds the benefit of studio lighting and with clever balancing your headshot can look natural, professional and interesting.

Background added with Photoshop make sure you blur the background image so it looks like it was shot on a long lens.

Careful to balance the light levels so the person appears to be in their office or boardroom with the background a little lighter.

Origins of this process.

For many years we had been shooting the headshots with a London backdrop on site. Clients often wanted to be associated with where they worked and having the London cityscape behind their LinkedIn or company website photo was a perfect way to do this.

This was interesting work for our photographers but often we had to postpone or cancel the shoot due to bad weather which in London is very frequent. Our favoured area to shoot was looking back to the City from the view on the south of the Thames. This gave us a good background using St Pauls or The City skyline. This is a public area so no legal problems taking photos there but also this is a very popular area for tourism which made it sometimes unsettling for the sitter.

It was one commission in particular that gave us the need to add a London backdrop. This case was a guy who wanted to show he was in London but did not want the shot to look too touristy. He asked us to make the background very blurry ie out of focus which was something we often did but he insisted he wanted it very blurred. On looking at the results we thought that they were in fact too blurred and that the background was now not identified as London. We sent him the shots and he agreed and asked if we could resolve this for him. He was travelling abroad for a month and unable to reshoot but needed the headshot for his presentation.

We revisited the London location and shot the background less out of focus at the standard we would have originally planned.

I was now my job to lift the old headshot off the poor background and drop it onto the new one. For many years I had been doing this process in photoshop but normally from a studio shot on a white background but this was going to be harder as making the cut out look 100% natural was critical otherwise the whole process would be flawed. After spending many hours on youtube looking at different workflows I put a request on LinkedIn asking if any photographers had any suggestions. One of the guys I had work with for several shoots came up with a process we now still use and it allows you to feather the edge of the cut out which gives the headshot a near perfect clipping path.

Now when a commission comes in for a corporate London headshot background we always suggest the cut out process. We have a large library of pre shot London cityscapes which we allow the client to choose from. We often blur these in photoshop to attain the perfect match with the headshot. This does take extra time per commission with the added post production but the benefits to the client are massive and at the end of the day its all about giving clients what they require.

Headshot with London cityscape background

This last image is a great example of the cut out process. Look at the hair and how it looks against the sky.

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Generic Corporate Images

Generic Corporate Images

These were captured on a recent commission for CEO Magazine. They asked us to take some generic corporate photos at the offices where we were shooting the portraits for their large magazine article. This out of focus style of photography, known as bokeh means that the image only suggests ideas and locations and does not illustrate as a normal photograph would. We have been asked to shoot these for various London clients who have used them on websites as backgrounds and on business social media as corporate banner images.
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LinkedIn Headshot Options

We supply four different types of corporate headshots. The style that works for each individual will depend on their business sector and what kind of a professional image they wish to project.
1. Formal Studio Headshot
2. Formal Office Headshot.
3. London Location Headshots.
4. Informal Office Headshots.
Whichever style you go for, make sure it is taken professionally as your LinkedIn profile photo is the first impression potential clients get when they visit your LinkedIn page. You don’t get a second chance to make a good first impression.

Reportage Office Photography

Commission for Sapphire Systems plc at their offices in Lower Thames Street. We spent the day capturing a wide selection of staff and director reportage corporate photography. These were taken as people worked at their desks and whilst they were having a series of meetings.

Reportage corporate office photography in Lower Thames Street London

Reportage corporate office photography in Lower Thames Street London

Reportage corporate office photography in Lower Thames Street London

Reportage corporate office photography in Lower Thames Street London

Corporate office photography with a view of Tower Bridge London

Reportage corporate office photography in Lower Thames Street London

Corporate office photography in Lower Thames Street London

Corporate office photography in Lower Thames Street London

Financial Sector Headshots

Another corporate headshots commission for the Commonwealth Bank of Australia at their offices in Queen Victoria Street. We used a large north facing window in their boardroom as the backdrop with the building across the street as the background.

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Corporate ‘About Us’ Photography

Commission for CCS Fundraising who are based in Hatton Garden and they asked us to capture some corporate portrait photography for use on their ‘About Us’ page. These were taken at their seminar at Wallacespace St. Pancras which allowed us to capture all the directors in an hour session.

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