A recent corporate photography request was to photograph a whole company in one image for use on the business's website. The initial email request was for the work to be done in my studio, however, my studio is really only large enough for twelve people maximum at a time and these guys wanted to bring thirty plus!
I often do location shoots for all kinds of work so I suggested to the company that we do these photos in a hall close to their offices in Leamington. It was then that I remembered that Leamington Town Hall can be hired out for meetings and this is right next to there offices so the stage was set for a large group photo for corporate photography.
The plan was to cut the people out from the background to be placed onto a white background, the same as a previous photo they had done some years earlier. I know from previous experience it is not easy to cut out large groups onto different coloured backgrounds to make good looking images. And because I didn't have both a large enough white background and a large enough white section of flooring for them to stand on I chose to just have the white under there feet this made making the final photo much easier and realistic because the feet and the shadow were correct I only needed to worry about the background.
The finished image was also to be further edited by the web developers to fit their specification.
I was also asked to create some head shots for the directors of the company.