I work at a small town photo studio as a photographer and my boss recently came up to me to ask for advice on a decision he needs to make regarding the portrait picture service we offer. Basically, right now we only have a bunch of single color paper backgrounds that we can roll out and the client can choose his preferred one. My Boss however wants to expand to textured backgrounds like for example brick wall, wood, marble etc.
He wondered whether we should set up a green screen where we replace the background with a nice texture in editing or if it would be simpler to just add a couple textured wallpapers to the set of backgrounds already installed and save ourselves the editing hassle. As someone who has experience with VFX in film making, setting up a greenscreen with proper lightning to take portrait pictures should be a fairly simple task to accomplish so I recommended we go with that option.
The problem I have is that the Boss also wants to take pictures in a pose where the camera is at an angle to the greenscreen and the subject is leaned against it. the greenscreen would then be replaced with a brick wall. Here's a stock photo to visualize:
Is this photo doable with a greenscreen? Problems that come to mind would be the green reflection on the subject, a shadow that could make masking harder, the background texture being at a wrong angle making the whole composite look fake. Still I feel like there might be some nifty trick or method that makes this possible. If not with a greenscreen, what other options do I have?