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Can I Take My Own Headshots?

If you are in the market for headshots, you might have considered whether you can do them yourself. Like anything else, if you know what you are doing, you can of course create your own headshots. You could build your own house, or your own car too, if you know what you are doing. So, yes, it is possible to take your own headshots. If you are a professional photographer, you probably have done so. But what if you are not, should you?

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A Professional Headshot – Done by a Professional Photographer – Stands Apart from Smartphone Photos or Other Options

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How Do You Look Good in Headshots?

You always want to look good in headshots but, what does that really mean? What “good” is depends on the goal of the headshot. But for our purposes here we’ll assume the question is about a headshot for common commercial use. But what is that too?

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Looking Good in a Headshot Depends on the End Goal of a Headshot for Its Use, Such as for Creatives vs LinkedIn

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How Do You Crop a Headshot?

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

To crop is defined as to cut off the ends or a part of something. A full frame camera sensor captures an image in a 3:2 aspect ratio. Nowadays, with so much resolution available in high-end full frame sensors, photographers often shoot photographs with some space to crop.

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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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5 Tips for Safely Getting Headshots During COVID-19

Headshotshots by The Light Committee is booking sessions during COVID-19 and is practicing safety precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Yes, headshots are easily possible while practicing social distancing. To learn more, feel free to read the blog post below.

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Movie, TV, theater, and other entertainment productions have been almost completely halted because of COVID-19. But as more and more local governments start to reopen their economies, actors and agents will start to look much more at castings again. This will require headshot submissions. So what do you do if you need new or updated headshots?

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What is a Professional Headshot?

You are more likely now than ever to make use of a professional headshot. But what is a professional headshot anyway? If you want the quick answer, here it is. A headshot is a professionally created photo of your face to be used primarily for commercial purposes. That is the simple answer. If you want drill-down details, let us continue.

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A Professionally Made Headshot Stands Apart Compared with a Smartphone Shot or Other Non-Professional Photo

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