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A headshot is a tightly cropped image that focuses on the face. Headshots fill a frame from the collarbone on up or slightly lower. They may even crop the top of the head. Expression and energy are especially important in a headshot because the focus remains squarely on the face. (A portrait might show a 3/4 view, full view, or be shot from the waist up.) Modeling headshots are generally cropped vertically as 8x10s and shot from the chest or waist. Headshots are great for Social Media sites like LinkedIn, Facebook and Instagram. Typically LinkedIn headshots are cropped at a 1×1 ratio (with the height and width equal length).
Headshot and portrait photography services are available at the in-house Lombard, IL studio. If you are not sure you want to book solely a headshot session, consider scheduling a headshot and portrait session. Clients who schedule any headshot or portrait session select one image for retouching and receive the following digitals with usage licensing:
- One 1024 short side (SS) optimized digital sRGB JPG licensed for social media (watermarked)
- One SS optimized digital sRGB JPG licensed for corporate websites (no watermark)
- One digital AdobeRGB JPG licensed for use at professional print houses (no watermark)
- One SS optimized cropped sRGB JPG licensed for LinkedIn (1×1) (no watermark)
No, this isn’t a blog post about one photographer being better than another or why you need to look for a photographer with specific training or portfolio. It is about understanding the different types of portrait photography, so that you can best choose a photographer. Since this is not a subject many consider, I believe it is worth mentioning.
A while back I was asked, “how do you handle reshoots?” It occurred to me the individual was possibly confusing portrait specialties. The caller was looking for a group rate for up to 40 corporate executives and other business professionals, all captured and delivered in one day. The images would be used for print and web marketing. I explained I don’t offer reshoots at no charge, because I shoot tethered and clients choose final images for retouching during photoshoots. This also means time must be allocated per person to do this. Logically, this does not work well for those looking to schedule dozens of images into a one day photoshoot…
JANICE D NELSON PHOTOGRAPHY
Please know the Lombard in-house studio is not a walk-in facility. All bookings are by appointment only and require a prepaid booking fee ($100) and consultation call to reach agreement on session requirements, deliverables, photoshoot date, time, getting ready instructions, workflow, number of people coming to the photoshoot, etc. By completing this form, you are requesting a consultation call.
CPPP sessions start at 11 a.m. CST and require 3 days in advance scheduling. Sessions typically can be scheduled any day of the week, excluding holidays. Additional fees incurred for rush or holiday work.
Booking fees typically apply to the total amount due the day of the photoshoot (are deducted from). However, booking fees become non-refundable for all cancellations, no-shows, and last minute rescheduling requests that do not provide a minimum of 48 hour (business days M-F) advance notice for any cancellation or rescheduling request.