What Are the Ingredients of the Perfect Headshot?

business headshot of Sherell Jefferson on white background

If you’re considering getting some new corporate headshots for your company, you may be wondering — what makes a perfect headshot? As far as we’re concerned, great headshots don’t need to be hard. In fact, the recipe for a great shot is pretty simple. Here are three elements that every good headshot should have.

Rules for the Perfect Headshot

headshot with lots of personality

Personality

Every great headshot should have buckets of personality. The image should show off the person’s unique qualities. By looking at the image, you should get a sense of who the person really is. Do their eyes reveal a laughing, friendly personality? Or does their expression give a hint of their determined, alpha qualities?

dramatic CEO headshot of James Ellis

Uniqueness

A good headshot should be unique. Try not to follow a cookie-cutter formula with your subject standing in front of a background smiling at the camera. Think of clever ways you can keep the image clear and professional, while making it unlike 20other headshots. The last thing you want is for the picture to be forgettable.

perfect headshot of Allison Thomas

Quality

Finally, every good headshot really has to be taken professionally. No matter how great you think your holiday photos are, you’re probably not equipped to take a headshot of a high standard. A professional photographer can help you to take a super high quality photo that will speak for itself and give your business added credibility.

Get the Perfect Headshot Today

Here at Morton Visuals, we specialize in taking extremely high quality corporate headshots in Dallas, Coeur d’Alene, Spokane, and San Diego that will help your clients to see you at your best. Our unique action shots show off your team doing what they do best. Find out whether Morton Visuals can help you get the headshots of your dreams by contacting us today. Or, take a look at our portfolio to get a better idea of what we can offer.

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William Morton Owner
William Morton has been a professional photographer since 1991. Now focused on corporate photography, William travels the country providing commercial, corporate, and event photography services.

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