What is a head shot?
A head shot or headshot is a specific type of portrait (usually a photograph) that realistically demonstrates a person's appearance for branding or casting.
Why do I need a head shot?
The answer to this question is a no-brainer if you are a model, actor or actress. But what if you’re not? Well, if you are a professional, there are several reasons why you will need a good, professional head shot. Here are a few:
LOOK THE PART:
If you are a professional and want to be treated like one, then you must look the part. No doubt.
TAKE YOURSELF SERIOUSLY:
By making a small financial investment in professional photos will show that you take yourself and your career seriously.
STAND OUT FROM THE CROWD:
A professional headshot is vital to winning a career position. As important as it is, many adults still rely on poor quality point-and-shoot or cell phone photos. You will make recruiters, potential employers and important networking associates take a closer look by presenting a high-quality image that is visually appealing.
STAY TOP OF MIND:
By including a memorable professional photo on your social media accounts and allowing people to put a professional face to a name, you are more likely to stay on top of the minds of important people who look you up online whether before or after meeting you.
YOU GET ONE SHOT:
You have heard it before many times…you only get one shot to make a good first impression. We live in a fast paced, digital world. Potential employers and important contacts are often too busy to read more than a few lines of your resume, therefore a good headshot is your only opportunity to make a good first impression. Don’t waste that opportunity!