Question: What is considered a headshot?

A headshot is a tightly cropped photo of the face, from the shoulders up. The subject is camera aware โ€” typically looking right in the lens. Years ago, headshots were reserved for actors and models. A casting director can scour through hundreds of photos in search of the perfect face for the role at hand.

What do headshots include?

As the name implies, a headshot is normally of your head or head & shoulders. Thats my preference because your face fills the frame, allowing your eyes to draw in the viewer. A photo that shows more of your body (three-quarter or full-length) is standard for models, but not for actors.

Do selfies count as headshots?

Yes, some people decide upon their doctor or attorney on how they look because characteristics such as confidence, professionalism, and approachability come out in a headshot. So, the main reason a headshot should not be a selfie โ€“ or a photo taken on your phone โ€“ is because a headshot is created by a professional.

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