headshots

January 20, 2015

Headshots - An often overlooked area of photography yet an important one. Everyone from business people to aspiring actresses to anyone who wants a quality profile picture, can all benefit from a professional quality headshot. Its such an important genre that some of the most well known photographers specialize in shooting just headshots.

I particularly like taking headshots. There are several reasons for that. The first being, that they can be done anywhere with anyone and do not necessarily need some fancy lighting setup (although good lighting is important). This means that they are relatively easy and fairly quick to do while adding valuable content to a portfolio.

The second reason I love taking headshots is that when done right, you can really see the individuals personality shine.  Many times people take a headshot like they would a high school yearbook photo, they put on a nice fake smile get a few photos snapped and they are on their way. However if you approach it with the right attitude and slow down a bit you can really start to see a lot of individuality in the people and get a lot of real emotion from the photo. These genuine expressions make all the difference in the world especially for those individuals that will have lots of people seeing their headshots.

I'm always up for a headshot session, they are fun and can actually yield rather unique results.

 


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