What's the Difference Between a Headshot and a Portrait?

In simplest terms, a professional headshot is a type of portrait. A headshot is a tightly cropped photo of the face, from the shoulders up. The subject is camera aware — typically looking right in the lens. A portrait is a much broader term — essentially any image where the subject is aware she’s being photographed (even if she’s not looking at the camera).

How to Prepare for Your Headshot Session

Your headshot is about you. You are the star. The best headshots show you confident and approachable. The viewer should want to seek you out or give you a call. Here are a few points to consider to get the most value from your headshot project.

Before setting foot in the studio. Here are a few questions to consider. If you can answer these questions, you’ll be in great shape. Hiring a great photographer is of course important, but these questions will help guide the photographer in making the best image of you for right purpose.