Headshot Photos & Technology

New technology is arriving all the time but could this work for headshot photos? Well that’s the big question, how could headshot photographers apply this change of perspective technology to the headshot photos they take? And more importantly will those headshot photos look natural and believeable?

Quite a few questions I admit but they all need to be asked and considered. Personally I don’t think this type of ‘computational photography  techniques’ will apply to hradshot photos in the near future. I think it’ll work really well for holiday snaps and phots of family and friends though not in the professional headshot photography for actors who their headshots use for self promotion.

Here’s a short video explaining and demonstrating the technology, I’d be interested to hear anyones thoghts on the possible use in headshot photos for professional performers.

I think it’s interesting but a little gimicky and I’m not sure I see the point. Isn’t it simply the same as taking a few shots of a scene and then adding them as layers in Photoshop, resizing and moving them until you get a composite composition you like? I’d be interested to see if there is a commercial application to this software.

You can go to the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) to learn more by clicking on this link. They have been working in partnership with NVIDIA.