Your Headshot Or Portrait Style

Your Headshot Or Portrait Style

Your Headshot Or Portrait Style

The style of your photo suggests a particular mood, which intern says something visually about the image you hope to portray.

I’m going to give you an idea of what I mean when I refer to your headshot or portrait style. By this I simply mean the mood you hope to capture in your headshot or portrait. Your mood will be dictated by what you hope to verbally express. It’s common sense really. But sometimes spelling things out helps clients to visualize. Below I’m going to post two headshots or portraits of the same individual in two very different styles. I think the difference is apparent right away and needs little explanation.

Same person, different lighting, a different background ambience, and a few changes to wardrobe. But the difference is huge. Each image tells quite a different story.

This is what I mean when I ask you what style or mood you prefer. Often I’ll just ask what you’d like to portray. If you’re going for a sleek, powerful, refined look, you may go the way of the black background above. If you want a headshot or portrait on the lighter side, suggesting warmth and openness, you may go with the bright, ambient background like the second image above. As a matter of fact, for the second image I used a straw gel on one of my lights to create a little bit of a soft sun-light effect in the background. Small touches like this go a long way.

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