Corporate headshots similar to those used by actors. Lighting for corporate headshots is simple and non-dramatic, but flattering. Traditional headshots are still taken in a studio setting, though shots “on-location” or “in-the-field” continue to increase in popularity.

In both cases, backgrounds continue to be simple. Subjects are often shown head-to-midchest, or from head to just above the waist.


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Modeling headshots are more like a beauty shots designed purely to be either artistic or flattering and are often used on comp cards for marketing purposes. Models often use them for castings and modelling work applications. A close up headshot is often required to show model’s skin complexion for beauty work.

Model headshots are also often professionally retouched to make sure their close up beauty photograph looks perfect without blemishes or spots.
The portfolio will not be just headshots but headshots are very important. Better models will have several identical portfolios.

Comp cards are one of the cornerstones of a model’s “Marketing Materials”.They will be about 5½×8” and printed on both sides. Almost all of the comp cards are in color but may have black and white images. A model may have 4 to 5 images on the comp card and at least one of these images will be a headshot.