When it comes to headshots, there are two main types to consider: environmental headshots and traditional headshots. While both types of headshots serve the same purpose of showcasing your professional image, the way they are shot and the information they convey are quite different.
Traditional headshots are typically shot in a studio setting and focus solely on the subject's face and upper body. They are typically shot with a plain background and are meant to convey a sense of professionalism and formality. These type of headshots are perfect for business cards, resumes, social media profiles, and professional websites.
On the other hand, environmental headshots are typically shot in a location that is meaningful to the subject or relevant to their profession. These headshots include the subject in their environment, whether it be at their office, in a park, or on a city street. These type of headshots are meant to convey a sense of personality, context and provide a glimpse of the subject's work environment. These headshots are perfect for websites, social media, and marketing materials.
In summary, traditional headshots are perfect for professional, formal settings and environmental headshots are perfect for showcasing personality, context and work environment. Choose the type of headshot that fits your purpose and showcase your professional image in the best way possible.
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