Headshots – for many – will be their representation on various social media platforms such as LinkedIn, Facebook or IMDb though professional headshots might also be used on company websites, publicity material and in reception areas.
As I said before, a good headshot should be eye-catching and give a positive impression of the person in front of the camera; I am sure that we have all seen headshots where the sitter seems either reluctant, uncomfortable or disinterested which, of course, defeats the idea of having a headshot in the first place!
Question: Who might want a headshot?
Answer: Anyone who is wanting people to engage with them in whatever capacity.
An actor may wish to update their portfolio for IMDb or for auditions to portray the characteristics of potential roles.
A musician may want to show themselves in performance or in a stage setting.