What Is a 3/4, 1/2, 1/4 and Full-Body Headshot?

When most people think of a headshot, they likely think it is a close-up photo of someone’s face, cropped from around the upper chest to just above the head. But a headshot, also known as a business portrait, can also be shot at wider distances and these can be referred to as a half (1/2), three-quarter (3/4), one-quarter (1/4), and a full body shot. But what do these look like?

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Pictured Here – Left to Right and Top to Bottom, is an Example of a 1/4 Headshot, a 1/2 Body, Followed by Another Half Body, and Finally a Full Body Shot, Common for Modeling Digitals

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How Do You Look Professional in a Headshot?

Corporate teams seeking to get headshots often want to come across as professional as possible. But you should also strive to appear approachable too. So, what should you consider to strike the right balance?

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Looking Professional in a Headshot Involves a Good Mix of Appropriate Attire, Hair Style and Light Makeup, an Inviting Smile, Confident Posture, and a Good Photographer

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How Many Headshots Does an Actor Need?

Getting into acting ultimately requires an aspiring actor to get good headshots. Headshots are likely the most vital tool an actor will use to be considered during castings. But how many headshots are enough?

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A Theatrical Acting Headshot is One Option for a Headshot Type to Add to Your Portfolio

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How Do You Crop a Headshot?

When you get a professional headshot made, your photographer will ultimately very likely crop the headshot. But what is cropping and why should it be done?

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How You Crop a Photo Often Starts in Camera, to Avoid – as Much as Possible – Having Things like Trees Extrude from Behind a Person’s Head

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Can You Take Your Own Headshots for Acting?

Many actors are struggling financially to make it in the industry. Still, one requirement is that they get really good acting headshots made. But some photographers can charge quite a bit for just a couple of headshots. So, a common thought is whether actors can take their own headshots?

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Actor’s Considering Taking Their Own Headshots Should Consider Their Results Will Be Compared with Professionally Made Acting Headshots

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