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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.

Perfect Headshots

Looking Good in a Headshot Depends on the End Goal of a Headshot for Its Use

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How Do You Take a Perfect Headshot?

You might be looking for a new headshot to be done or want to learn how to photograph a headshot. Regardless which side of the camera you’re on, this might bring up the question to you about how do you take a perfect headshot?

Studio or Natural Light Headshots

Going to a Studio for Headshots is Common but Natural Light Can Also Be an Option

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How Long Does a Headshot Session Take?

How long a headshot session takes will vary by photographer and the goal of the session. However, with Headshots by The Light Committee, the average session is under one hour for one to two finished headshots. But there are various factors that can change the length of a session.

Corporate Headshot Session

Because of the Nature of Needing to Get Back to Work, Corporate Headshot Sessions Are Often the Quickest. They Can Take as Little as 5-10 Minutes.

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Do You Smile in Headshots?

So, you’ve setup a headshot session and you’re wondering if you should smile while photos are being taken. For some folks, it’s complicated – how much smile is a good smile versus not enough or overdoing it? It can get even more complicated than this, but it doesn’t have to be.

Do You Smile for Headshots

Can You Pull Off Just the Right Amount of Smile for Your Ideal Headshot?

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What Makes a Good Headshot?

A good headshot can be the difference in getting a gig or not. In certain industries, headshots are not just a luxury, they are necessary – actors know this. But what makes a good headshot? One can argue it starts with the subject, or person, being photographed. Removing this, and so our question applies to anyone, let’s rephrase the question to what makes a good headshot regardless of the subject?

I believe there are four components to making a good headshot and we’ll break down each one. Note the word “make” because that’s the difference between working with a pro and someone just “taking” your photo.

Think of each these components as each being worth one letter-grade, if you will. So, missing one can be the difference between an A or B score and missing two can mean a C, and so on. These four components are: 1) having a good, technically and creatively sound photographer, 2) using a very good camera, 3) an understanding of how to use studio strobe or natural lighting, 4) and post-production work.

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Sometimes the Goal in a Headshot is An Expression of Creativity

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