head shot

January 31, 2013

Head Shot is still considered a slang word, but becoming a popular name for portrait photography.  Currently, there are three completely different definitions for the word headshots, head shot or headshot.  Commonly used in photography to describe a branding profile image, in the NHL for a hit in the head ( National Hockey League)  and in video games a way to gain more points by killing an opponent.

Headshots in photography

A portrait for casting or professional needs. Online profile image is a headshot.

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Hockey definition;

A hit to the head of an opposing player, sometimes causing concussion.  Its major concern for the NHL, as players career can end immediately as a result of a headshot.

Gamers definition

a hit aimed to the head where they shout ” BOOM, Headshot!  I suppose its exhilarating experience of virtual reality game players.  Not my reality or Art of Headshots reality.

Art of Headshots definition

Our own definition of head shot, headshots or headshot is a professional portrait of an individual to be used for today’s modern branding needs.  We advise our clients to feel comfortable being authentic and vulnerable to capture the essence inside the person being photographed.

Headshots can be used in the about page of someones website, for social media, actors will have a headshot in their casting workbook while realtors will have a headshot as small as their business card all the way to the size needed for wrapping an entire bus.

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