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?
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
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.
Color-Coordinating a Headshot Wardrobe and Background Can Help Make it Pop
Headshots are an investment you make for your career. For actors, models and others in entertainment, they are vital. But, even in the corporate world headshots are more important than most people think. So, what can you do to be sure you get headshots that will help advance your career?
Studio Headshots Allows the Photographer Full Control of Lighting an Environment
You get what you pay for. It is a cliché that has a lot of truth when it comes to how much a headshot costs. When someone opts to try and use their smartphone or have a friend with a fancy camera try to take their headshot, results are often wanting. Thus, paying for professional headshots will often prove to deliver noticeably higher quality. But how much should you pay for headshots?
Headshot Rates Can Vary Widely from City to City or Depending on What They are For
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?
A Professional Headshot – Done by a Professional Photographer – Stands Apart from Smartphone Photos or Other Options