Headshot Tips

What Size Are Headshot Photos?

If you are looking to get headshots in Los Angeles – or any other market – you might be wondering what size your headshot should be. There is no standard size and the answer to this question is both very simple and can be technically difficult too. It all depends on the application – how will it be used? Is it for LinkedIn, Actor’s Access, Facebook, Twitter, something else? And will it be printed?

Commercial Acting Headshots

A Professional Headshot Is Commonly an 8×10″ Photo for Print But, What About for Digital Use?

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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?

Comp Card Modeling

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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What Do You Wear for Headshots?

So, what do you wear for headshots? This is a common question that can have both a simple and involved answer. First, it depends on who the headshot is for and how the headshot will be used. It also depends on the crop factor of the headshot. Here are some considerations.

What to Wear for Headshots

Color-Coordinating a Headshot Wardrobe and Background Can Help Make it Pop

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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?

taking your own actor headshots

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

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Can Headshots Be Selfies – The Long and Short of It

Okay, right to the point, and the short of it is… Never ever if you are serious about your career. There is no such thing as a professional selfie. But there is such thing as a professional headshot. But why is getting a headshot professionally made important? Now, the long of it.

full frame vs smartphone sensor size

An Approximation of the Size Difference Between a Full Frame Camera Sensor and Smartphone Camera Sensor

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