What counts as a headshot picture?

A headshot is a close-cut photo of the face, from the shoulders up. The subject is camera-aware and usually looks directly into the lens. Years ago, headshots were reserved for actors and models. An image is considered a “headshot” when it is primarily used to represent the person in a business or professional environment.

As the name suggests, a headshot usually consists of your head or head & shoulders. I prefer that because your face fills the frame and your eyes can attract the viewer. A photo that shows more of your body (three-quarters or full length) is standard for models, but not for actors. However, it can be useful if your body type is important for the roles you want, such as bikini babe or muscle building.

Art of Headshots specializes in corporate and professional headshots for websites, social media such as LinkedIn, and advertising. The word headshot was originally used to describe portraits for casting in the film industry, which was printed in the format 8 “by 10” in the 50s. Later in the 90s, the real estate agent began to successfully use portrait headshots for advertising, somehow a portrait of himself boosted the business significantly.



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