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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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What is Headshot Photography

Wikipedia defines a head shot, more commonly referred to as a headshot, as a modern (usually digital) portrait in which the focus is on the person. The term is applied usually for professional profile images on social media, images used on online dating profiles, the ‘about us page’ or a corporate website and promotional pictures of actors, models, and authors. But is there a better definition? Perhaps. How about the following.

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An Author Headshot Such as This Can Be Used Alongside Content to Convey a Branding Element for the Author’s Genre

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Where to Take Headshot Photos

Sometimes, deciding on a setting or location for where you want your professional headshots made in Los Angeles can be difficult. First, there is a studio session versus outdoors. Then there are case-specific considerations for actor headshots, business professional headshots, modeling digitals, and so on. So, if you are shopping around for headshot options, what are some considerations for where to take headshots?

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Studio Lighting Allows for Greater Control to Get Precisely the Shot You are After

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