With more people working remotely or setting up virtual parties to keep in touch while social distancing, Zoom is becoming a go-to tool for gatherings.
Many remote office workers and video callers are even using custom Zoom virtual backgrounds to hide their messy rooms or avoid the occasional photo bomb from kids and pets.
We wanted to help you jazz up your next video conference call or get-together with some New Orleans flair. Next time, you can show your love for New Orleans with these custom virtual backgrounds.
From festivals to football, we pretty much have something for everything you might love about the city.
For the festival lover…
If you’re dreaming of a perfect New Orleans spring festival season, this is the background you need for your next meeting.
WWOZ has several Jazz Fest views and other music-related images up for grabs at their website. Some of the images include a crowd inside the Jazz Tent, popular food vendor booths and a front row seat at the Lagniappe stage.
This background gives you the best view of Jazz Fest’s Congo Square Stage, and you didn’t even have to arrive at the gates early to claim your spot.
Scroll through more cool Jazz Fest backgrounds at WWOZ’s website.
For the Saints fan…
Who Dat! Get pumped up for your next conference call like you get amped up for a Saints game.
The New Orleans Saints offers several backgrounds so you can show your black and gold spirit outside of the office. From post-game press conference backdrops to views from the field inside the Superdome, all of your coworkers will know you’re a member of the Who Dat Nation.
Oh, and remember, “Do your job!”
Get the full slate of Saints backgrounds from the New Orleans Saints website.
For the Pelicans fan…
Let your best ideas soar, while you show your pride for the New Orleans Pelicans. You can still make a slam dunk at your next pitch meeting, even though the NBA season was cut short.
The New Orleans Pelicans features custom backgrounds to use while you work remotely. Maybe you can team up with Zion Williamson for some extra support during your conference calls.
Teamwork makes the dream work!
Download more backgrounds from the Pelicans website.
For the LSU fan…
Lead your next team meeting like an LSU National Champion! If you bleed purple and gold, LSU Athletics has dozens of virtual backgrounds for the ultimate school spirit.
You can stand with Coach O, Joe Burrow and the squad to relive that glorious moment at the CFP National Championship. There are also different game day scenes at Death Valley, the PMAC and Alex Box Stadium.
The LSU Foundation also has a helping of backgrounds for fans to show their Tiger Pride, includes scenes of the beautiful LSU campus.
For admirers of historic architecture…
Make your colleagues jealous as you take their meeting while sitting in a beautiful French Quarter Courtyard. This photo is just one of 10 beautiful images of historic New Orleans architecture shot by photojournalist Chris Granger.
The Preservation Resource Center is releasing the selection of images for free to help jazz up your next video conference call. The images are featured in the Preservation Resource Center’s latest book, “Building on the Past: Saving Historic New Orleans.”
Don’t forget your cup of coffee.
Choose from more beautiful images for your next conference call at the Preservation Resource Center of New Orleans website.
For the theater lover…
Are you missing those great Broadway shows and theatrical events? Well, until you can return to the front of the house, perch yourself inside the historic Saenger Theater for your next performance.
Just kidding! We meant presentation.
This image also comes from the Preservation Resource Center‘s selection of free images.
Break a leg!
Head to the Preservation Resource Center of New Orleans website for more images.
For the lover of local landmarks…
St. Louis Cathedral stands as one of New Orleans’ most iconic and recognizable landmarks. Give your next conference call an iconic look with this stately background.
Can’t you just hear the church bells? Remember to be respectful and mute your mic when you’re not speaking.
For the foodie…
Cafe du Monde’s world-famous beignets are basically a national treasure. The open-air coffee shop typically attracts crowds day in and day out for made-to-order beignets and cafe au lait.
Let’s make your next long meeting go by a little faster. Imagine you’re sitting at the coffee stand enjoying the sweet smell of beignets and cafe au lait.
Take a deep breath. You got this!
For the cook…
If you’re longing for the next time you can throw that big crawfish boil, then maybe this Zoom background will have to do until things return to normal.
Give your next call some Cajun flavor.
When life gives you lemons, throw them in a crawfish boil.
For the party animal…
You might want to hold on to this one for a Zoom chat with your friends rather than your coworkers.
Are you the member of your friend group who’s the life of the party? Well, bask in the glory days of Bourbon Street in all its revelry before the shutdown.
Laissez les bons temps rouler!
For the news enthusiast…
In a city that never sleeps, you can always count on the FOX 8 news team for the latest breaking news and weather. Show your love for the Local First team during your next call.
Check out our FOX 8 News app for the latest updates. We’re all in this together!
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