A head shot or headshot is a modern portrait for today’s branding needs, where the focus of the photograph is the personality inside the person captured.
Steve DempseyPolicy Director at Oireachtas
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A head shot is an image that portrays a person as he or she is, however simple or stylized the image might be.
In contrast to the head shot, an environmental portrait would portray a person with elements of their life such as work and interests.
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Corporate headshots are similar to those used by actors.
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These images are most often produced digitally and distributed electronically, though some companies still favor displaying a printed version. Lighting for corporate headshots is simple and nondramatic, but flattering.Traditional headshots are still taken in a studio setting, though shots "on-location" or "in-the-field" continue to increase in popularity.
Angela GreshamMarketing at Squires & Co. Connor DempseyPrincipal at Dempsey Corporate LauraModel Test Shot
In both cases, backgrounds continue to be simple. Subjects are often shown head-to-midchest, or from head to just above the waist.
Corporate headshots serve a variety of purposes, including:
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Business portraits are about marketing, branding and the business of your industry.
Andrea Kohn Trainee Chef at Matt the Thrasher, Dublin
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They are a visual representation of your competence and reputation.
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