A headshot is generally a close-up style shot of head and shoulders that the subject uses for branding, marketing and for identifying themselves in the marketplace. Headshots may be in studio or on-location. The subject’s expression is approachable and confident. Subject is looking at the camera. The goal is to recognize/identify the subject. All on-line social media outlets use profile pics which are headshots. In my business headshots refer to business headshots, actor headshots and my modeling headshots for kids and teens.
A portrait is any other kind of shot of a person. The options are limitless. Closeups, 3/4 lengths, full body shots, in studio or on location where the setting may be important to the story of the portrait. Expressions can really show any kind of emotion and subject may not even be looking at the camera. Portraits can be of one person or more than one person. ( In my portfolio I have portraits of individuals, siblings, families, business teams, couples etc.) Photographers have great artistic and creative license to capture a subject and tell a story.
Having your headshot captured is a wonderful way to showcase yourself as an individual. Whether you are taking part in modeling, representing yourself as a business professional, or just wanting to highlight your beauty, you can showcase yourself all within a stunning headshot.
Are you aware of the many benefits of having your headshot captured?
We love the opportunity to showcase people professionally through photography. That’s why, here at SZ Photography, we have gathered some of the top reasons why you should have your headshot captured. If you are interested in learning what these reasons are, be sure to continue reading to gain some insight:
Complement your career. There are many careers that would greatly benefit from showcasing a wonderful headshot. If you are wanting to advance as a performer, such as a model or actor, certainly a powerful headshot would be necessary for showcasing your appeal. In addition, for those people who represent themselves within the business field, such as lawyers and doctors, a headshot will allow your potential clients to get to know you better, and put a face to the name.
Showcase professionalism. As previously stated, your headshot will allow you to showcase your career. However, while you make think that you can capture photos on your cell phone or digital camera, know that they won’t present the professionalism that you would like to reflect. Having a professional photographer capture your headshot will allow you to present flawless photos that will have you standing out form your competition in your career field.
Reflect natural beauty. Your headshot should represent yourself as an individual. Highlighting all of your best assets, the image you display should be naturally beautifully. Your photographer will guide you through you photo session, capturing only the best angles, among great lighting, so that you can present yourself in the most professional, natural, and beautiful way possible.
Update your professional profile. You may have a busy professional life. Whether you are running your own business or a key player in another, you may be marketing with your own website or social media site. You can schedule a professional portrait shoot to update your profile for current and future clients. It will definitely add an element of professionalism to your page.
Having your headshot captured will certainly benefit your career in a positive way. These are just a few of the many reasons you should consider having yours taken. If you are ready to book your photoshoot, please feel free to contact SZ Photography.