Thinking through Uses for Headshots

by Blake Robinson

June 28th, 2015    0 Comments     Add Comment


Click on each of the images in this post to see it LARGER and CLEARER.

What will you use your headshots for?

Wendy, pictured here, is an attorney and recently came into the studio for updated headshots. As with each client, I talked with her about the many possible uses for the headshots.  With Wendy, we made three different portraits and a couple of different versions of two of the pictures.

One of the places Wendy wanted to use a headshot was LinkedIn.  So, we took one of the pictures and made a version optimized for LinkedIn – a square shape with the specific pixel size that looks best on LinkedIn.  If you try to upload a picture to your LinkedIn profile that isn’t square, it will often get squished vertically – not a flattering look! Here’s the profile picture Wendy will submit to LinkedIn:


Wendy writes articles for legal journals and needed a black and white version of one of the pictures. It’s best to have a good, crisp black and white portrait to submit, rather than trusting the publication will do a good black and white conversion of a color photograph. I’ve seen it happen too many times that a color image is submitted to a publication and the black and white version that appears in print is flat, almost milky. Here’s the black and white image Wendy will use for the journals:


When you have your professional headshots done, think about all the possible uses for the images. This will may well prevent some heartache later on!

Working both in the studio and on location, photographer Blake Robinson serves the Connecticut communities of Darien, New Canaan, Stamford, Norwalk, Westport and Greenwich.

“Individual, Indelible, Iconic Images”



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