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TRADITIONAL PORTRAIT OR MODERN HEADSHOT

Two common styles of headshots these days are traditional and modern.

In both cases, we discuss how to ‘show you’ to your best advantage. We discuss clothing, hair and make-up. We discuss good places to shoot that will give your portrait session variety.

A ‘Traditional’ portrait often echoes the respectful boardroom-styled portraits that have come before us across time, with quiet dignity and a direct connection to the viewer. These portraits are almost always lit with our portable lighting system. Clothing choices are often subdued and formal to suit the formality of the image.

A ‘Modern’ portrait image (like this one) will often be photographed against a simple light or dark background with clean, modern lighting usually lit with our clamshell lighting system. This is often a request to match in with a consistent theme on the corporate website. The modern portrait may have a unique off-centre composition like this one.


Learn more about modern workplace portraits.

Location: Toronto, Ontario.

1/200; f/13.0; ISO 160; 135.0 mm.