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Headshots Vs Portrait

Headshot Vs Portrait

The main difference between a headshot and a portrait lies in their purpose and style:


  • Purpose: A headshot is a professional representation of the subject. It is typically used for business, acting, or social media profiles.
  • Style: Headshots focus on the face and often include the shoulders and upper body. The background is usually simple or blurred to keep the attention on the subject. The lighting and composition aim to present the subject flattering and straightforwardly.


  • Purpose: A portrait is an artistic representation of the subject used for personal, creative, or decorative purposes.
  • Style: Portraits can include various compositions, full-body shots and more elaborate backgrounds. They often convey more emotion, personality, and mood, using creative lighting, poses, and settings to achieve an artistic effect.


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