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Headshots vs portraits. What are the desired benefits?

Do you know the difference between a headshot and a portrait?

Basically, their main difference is the purpose and the level of focus on you.

What is a headshot?

A headshot is typically a close-up photograph of your face, head, and sometimes your shoulders. It is primarily used for professional purposes such as websites, social media, casting calls, or corporate marketing. It is meant to capture your likeness, expression, and your personality in a simple and straighforward way. Despite the simplicity of a headshot, there is still a lot to do in terms of lighting, compositions, posing, and expression. The more skilled your photographer is with taking headshots, the better the results will be for you.

What is a portrait?

Portraits can have a more artistic and creative aspect. There can be even more focus on composition, lighting, and storytelling. They can be used for a variety of purposes such as personal or family photos, editorial features, or fine art photography.

While headshots and portraits share some similarities, they serve different purposes and require different approaches. Both methods present unique challenges and are enjoyable to undertake. Find out what to expect during your headshot or portrait session.

Luckily for you, I love doing both! What is most crucial is to actively listen to clients and show them what can be done. Book your next heashot or portrait session today.



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