If you google the definition of a ‘headshot’, you’ll find something along the lines of ‘a photograph of a person’s head or face’. Seem simple enough? That’s not always the case.
There is often confusion surrounding what exactly is included in a headshot. Does it include the chest and shoulders, half of the body, the full body? By definition, a headshot would only include your shoulders and part of your chest at most, but at Lucidaré Studio, we understand that not all needs are equal. This is why we aim to work closely with you from the moment of your inquiry for professional headshots in Columbus, Ohio, to determine exactly what it is you require in your headshot.
Most commonly, business professionals and actors will need headshots that focus primarily on the face. This is because people looking to hire or cast you want to see your face so they can get a read on your personality. Typically, these groups of people will use their headshot on their social media profiles, like LinkedIn, Twitter, and Instagram. Utilizing an image that’s focused more closely on your face will scale down nicely for these social icons and thumbnails, keeping your face recognizable at smaller sizes.
Occasionally images will be needed that show off more of the body, especially if you’re in the acting field. This is because casting agents will not only want to know what your face looks like, but the rest of you as well to make sure you’re a good fit for the role they’re filling. If you need more variety in your shots, like close ups and half body shots – also known as supporting photography – make sure you inform the photographer right away. This way you can guarantee you receive the shots you need, and won’t be surprised when you receive only standard (shoulders up) headshot images.
If you’re looking for headshots in Columbus, Ohio, look to Lucidaré Studio. We serve all northwest and central Ohio from our headshot studio centrally located in Columbus, and we can also conduct photo sessions at your business, your home, or on location. Whether you need a profile picture for your corporate website, just the right look for social media accounts, a commemorative photograph of a signature accomplishment, a headshot for networking and entertainment booking purposes, we’ve got you covered.