Cinematic headshots are a very popular style with actors and corporate photography clients. Traditionally cinematic headshots are captured in camera using a shallow depth of field and photographing clients on location in an environment that complements their look. What if you could now create a cinematic style headshot for your client in the comfort of your own studio? I’ve created a collection of cinematic backgrounds for headshot photographers so that you can now offer this service!
Imagine having a library of cinematic backgrounds at your fingertips! You can easily create a variety of looks from just one base image. No more worrying about weather, no more permits or trouble getting access to certain locations, no more worrying about running out of natural light or having to photograph under harsh sun…just photograph your client on a standard white or grey background in your studio and then add any digital background you want using photoshop!
Digital backgrounds are a low cost alternative to traditional canvas or fabric backgrounds. By applying a digital backgrounds over a plain studio background you can add interest and variety to your images, without the expensive cost of purchasing many physical backgrounds. You can also save studio storage space, and time during your portrait sessions by not having to stop and change out physical backgrounds.
By using blend modes, and making adjustments to the opacity, hue, or using curves and levels there are endless possibilities with digital backgrounds, enabling you to create multiple looks from the same studio background. Wouldn’t you always like to have that perfect background to compliment a client’s wardrobe? It’s possible with the amazing power of photoshop!
Want to learn more about cinematic headshots? Headshot photographer Dylan Patrick is a master at this style of photography. Visit his website to see amazing examples of cinematic headshots, or learn more about this shooting style with one of his tutorials or workshops.
All digital backgrounds, textures and overlays in the Alana Lee Photography store come with a commercial license so you are free to use them for all of your client and business marketing needs. If you need clarification, please contact Alana prior to purchase and use.
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