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Is a Selfie OK for a headshot?

FAQ: Is a Selfie OK for a headshot?

While a selfie can be convenient and easy to take, it is generally not recommended as a replacement for a professional headshot. Here are some reasons why:

  1. Quality: The quality of a selfie is typically lower than that of a professional headshot. Selfies are often taken with a smartphone, which may not have the same level of image quality or control as a professional camera. Take a look at some of these examples.
  2. Lighting: Lighting is a crucial element in creating a great headshot, and it can be challenging to achieve optimal lighting when taking a selfie. A professional photographer has the skills and equipment to create the best lighting for your features and skin tone.
  3. Composition: Composition is another important aspect of a headshot, and it can be challenging to achieve the ideal composition when taking a selfie. A professional photographer can create a composition that highlights your best features and presents you in the best possible light.
  4. Perception: Using a selfie as a headshot can give the impression that you are not taking your personal or professional image seriously. A professional headshot can help create a more polished and professional image.

While a selfie can be a quick and easy option for personal use or social media, it is generally not recommended for professional or formal purposes such as a job application or corporate profile. It's best to invest in a professional headshot to present your best image.

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Yes I was very impressed with all of my photos and had a large selection to choose from. I have had a great deal of positive feedback about my headshots, and would use Mark again in the future.

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