What is a headshot, you may ask? Is my selfie or a quick iphone snap a headshot? Simple answer, a headshot is a professionally made portrait of a person’s face. It can be used for variety of professional things; therefore, the level of photo quality is extremely important. Headshots can be used for one’s LinkedIn profile, social media, corporate website, dating profile, modeling portfolios, and actors’ casting sites. Don’t you want to showcase your professionalism, on the inside and out, with a winning professional headshot?
HERE ARE THE MAIN HEADSHOTS USES
Corporate, Executive and Entrepreneur Headshots
are used in the variety of ways: business cards, brochures, billboards, yard signage, advertising-you name it. Before they meet you in person, everyone wants to see who they are about to do business with. Whether you are posting your headshot on your company’s website, social media pages, or on LinkedIn you are always representing your business in one way or another. That’s why it’s incredibly important to always appear professional, both in-person and online.
In the film industry your headshot is essentially a resume – it’s the first thing that catches the casting director’s eye. Your headshot is what they consider for casting specific roles. Headshots are used by agents and managers to market, promote and submit their actor to the casting agency. It is crucial that actors have an updated and winning headshot that truly represents their character and essence. Acting headshots are a close up of the actor’s face and is cropped 8×10, and usually printed with their name written on the front and the resume stapled to the back.
are just as important as they are for actors. Modeling agencies require a set of different photos than for actors. Typically, the models’ requirements include the full body shots, ¾ body shots, editorial style photos of fashion, lifestyle, and sports. Also some modeling agencies may need a full body shot in a swimsuit (swimsuit photos are never asked for from children). Great modeling portfolios with a variety of images is the best opportunity to get noticed and booked in this industry. Modeling portfolios are composed into the Model’s Comp card. The card includes 4-5 images, size information, and then printed on a double sided 5.5×8.5 cards.
for dancers, bloggers, influencers, musicians, writers, doctors, speakers are professions that can benefit with a professional headshot. Professional headshots don’t have to be a close up of the person’s face. Now the modern headshots are cropped at the waist of person either sitting or standing. A good headshot gives people and idea of your personality before they meet you.
I help people to get the attention by creating on brand, custom headshots, for website, social media, press and blogs, marketing and self-promoting. Is it worth investing in a professional headshots photography? Absolutely! The professional photographer is not just a person with the “nice camera”, it’s a person with many hours of studying, practicing and perfecting their craft to reach the true level of the expertise.
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