Portrait or headshot
What should you choose?

When it comes to professional portraits, many people face the choice between a traditional portrait and a headshot.
But what’s the difference, and which type of photo would best represent you and your profession?
To make it easier for you to find the solution that best suits your needs, we’ve put together an overview below to help you get started.

What is a portrait?

A portrait is an image that typically depicts a person or a group of people, focusing on highlighting their appearance, personality, or character. It can be taken in various settings and may include different backgrounds and props depending on the desired aesthetic and context. This allows for including more details, such as clothing choices, which can provide the viewer with additional information about your personality and profession.

Benefits of portraits

What is a headshot?

A headshot is a closer shot primarily focusing on the face. It is often used by actors, models, and professionals for LinkedIn profiles or company websites and presentations.

Benefits of headshots:

Should you choose portrait or headshot?

If you have to choose between a portrait or a headshot, it depends on where and how you plan to use the image.
If you want an imagefor your LinkedIn profile or the company’s website, where the image will be displayed in a smaller size, a headshot may be the best choice. If, on the other hand, you’re in a creative industry where more of your personality needs to shine through and your artistic expression is in focus, a portrait may be the way to go.

Both portraits and headshots have their own strengths, weaknesses, and justification.
Consider the purpose of your business portrait and choose the type that best represents you and your professional needs.

You are always welcome to contact us at +45 71 964 964 or fill out our contact formand have a conversation with us about whether a portrait or headshot would be the best choice for your needs.