There are plenty of applications for a traditional headshot (head & possibly shoulders at or close to horizontal center in the frame, white or uniform color in the background, subject suited up), but sometimes it’s good to shift the perspective a bit. In this headshot, we literally did just that: we moved him slightly off of center, and he adopted a more casual pose. We used his office as a backdrop to create more of an environmental feel, and he ditched the tie. He’s still professional, but gives off a warm, friendly, confident vibe — perfect for a man who is a project management consultant in the real estate and construction sectors.
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.