Kimberly Brooks on thehuffingtonpost.com comments that different jobs often require different kinds of headshots:
- Real estate agents and Bloggers: smiling, smart, confident
- Activists and serious writers: not smiling
- Artists: intense
- Scientists: occasionally wacky
I think Kimberly gets it right. A great headshot should portray the subject appropriately for a given audience.
Here are a couple examples from a shoot last week. This is Ed, and we shot two different looks – one for business and another more causal look for social media.