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.

art of head shot

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 someone’s 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.

Art of Headshots Vancouver Studio
970 Burrard Street, Unit 205, Vancouver, BC V6Z 2R4
1-604-506-1766

Art of Headshots Victoria Studio

1600 Quadra Street, Unit 106, Victoria BC V8W 2L4
1-778-403-6360

Art of Headshots Kelowna Studio

1480 Richmond Street, Kelowna, BC V1Y 3T4
1-778-403-6360

Art of Headshots Austin Studio

1701 Guadalupe Street, Austin, TX 78701
1-512-807-0849
Art of Headshots Calgary Studio
812A 16 Avenue SW, Calgary, AB T2R 0S9
1-587-317-6663

Art of Headshots Regina Studio

1808 Smith Street, Unit 210, Regina, SK S4P 2N9
1-306-994-3111

Art of Headshots Edmonton Studio

9662 101A Ave, Unit 203, Edmonton, AB T5H 0A7
1-888-212-8112


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Art of Headshots Toronto Studio
20 Bruyeres Mews, Unit 512, Toronto, ON M5V 0G8
1-437-800-1969

Art of Headshots Ottawa Studio

36 Aconitum way Ottawa, ON K1T 0S1
1-888-212-8112

Art of Headshots Montreal Studio

435 Rue Beaubien, Studio 202B, Montreal, QC, H2V 3Z4
1-438-799-5866

Art of Headshots Halifax Studio

29 Beaumont Drive, Lower Sackville, NS B4C 1V5
1-902-701-7999