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How to Shoot a Professional Photo Headshot

When you want a professional photo headshot, there are some things you should keep in mind. First, headshots are different from portraits. While portraits often include an entire body, a headshot is just about your face. That means there are no distracting props or backgrounds. You don’t want these details to distract from your face.

What is a headshot?

Secondly, headshots should be well-lit and should convey an air of professionalism. That’s not to say that they don’t convey emotion. You might, however, want to convey a sense of happiness or melancholy, sadness or excitement. Emotions tell the viewer something about the person they’re looking at.

When shooting a professional photo headshot, you’ll want to choose a location that can accommodate the location and pose. You can use a studio or any indoor or outdoor setting. While the location isn’t as important as the quality of the shot, you still want to choose a background that isn’t distracting. A neutral-colored wall or stairwell can work well. In addition, the lighting should be controlled.

Finally, a good headshot must be updated. A headshot taken years ago will send the wrong message. If it’s not current, it will convey a sense of disconnection and unprofessionalism. In addition, it won’t reflect your current look.