Line up the headshots of five people, and the differences will be apparent. The obvious variations: age, expression, hair and skin color, clothing. Then there are technical considerations: camera angles, lighting, backdrops. But what makes one photo great and another sub-par? Click on the chart below, follow my tips, and voila! Get the head shot that reveals the very best you.
Brett Deutsch is co-owner and chief photographer of Headshots NYC, Gotham Family Photos and Deutsch Photography. Formally trained at the New York Institute of Photography, the School of Visual Arts and Pomona College, plus nearly 20 years of photography in New York City and on all 7 continents. His work can be found on The New York Times. Time Out London. Dallas Morning News. Backstage, and on countless websites, newsletters, annual reports and other publications.