THE HEADSHOT

September 06, 2013  •  Leave a Comment

 

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 DempseySteve DempseyPolicy Director at Oireachtas

Zombie BrideZombie March Dublin 2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

Monica Loughmanhttp://monicaloughmanballet.ie/ . Monica Loughmanhttp://monicaloughmanballet.ie/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AcrobatAcrobat in the rigging to Fryderyk Chopin Tall Ship

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yossa AuldHead Chef at Matt the Thrasher Restaurant, Dublin

Wok ChefHot Wok Restaurant Dublin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Corporate headshots are similar to those used by actors.

 

Peter SquiresSquires & Co Rebecca Dore, Model60s Photo shoot Dublin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 DempseyConnor 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:                      

  • Annual reports
  • (Nonstandard) resumes
  • Corporate catalogs, brochures and advertising collateral
  • Company publications and websites, internal and external
  • Press releases and other announcements
  • Marketing materials

Shane MacThomaisHistorian, Glasnevin Cemetery Dublin

 

 

 

Business portraits are about marketing, branding and the business of your industry.

Andrea Kohn Trainee Chef at Matt the Thrasher, Dublin

Captain of the TALL SHIP CUAUHTEMOCSaluting the Mexican Flag

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

They are a visual representation of your competence and reputation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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