A team effort. Photographing a team in 9 different shoots.

For a company in Brussels I was asked to do some group photography and head shots.

A stitched group photo being 9 different group shots shopped together

A stitched group photo being 9 different group shots shopped together

I would get everyone individually in front of my camera on location at their offices. But to get all coworkers at the same time on that location was impossible.
Another problem was the space itself. Big enough for a headshot or a small group, but not enough space for a group shot with 40 people in it.

So I came up with the idea to split the group shot into little groups.
The final picture would be used on their web page, and I suggested to do it in Black and White, so clothes wouldn’t distract from the website’s design.

After talking about the details I made 9 small group shots of about 4 people.

The final result was made in photoshop montage. It can be used as a web page image, and as a scrolling banner. The company was really happy with the result, as were all photographed coworkers.

scrolling banner group shot

scrolling banner group shot

The secret is to shoot every group from the same distance, with the same lighting, and same focal point.

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Hope you can use this info on your next assignment.

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