Outdoor Head Shot vs Studio Head Shot Photo Session in Syracuse

 

Can you tell whether this executive head shot was taken outdoors or in the studio??

Syracuse Executive Head Shot Photographer

Syracuse Executive Head Shot Photographer

When people come to me looking to photograph head shots for them, almost every single time they assume that the head shot session needs to take place inside the studio.  What they do not realize is that head shots or photographs for portfolios and social media, can also be taken outdoors and is often preferred.  There are advantages to both as each provide a different feel and quality. I find that studio sessions provide a more formal feeling as well as the opportunity to be artistic utilizing light and shadow.   The lighting can range from even lighting across the entire subjects face to more dramatic using light and shadow. Outdoor head shot sessions provides the opportunity for a formal or informal look as well as a wide range of different backgrounds.  Head shots taken outdoors can still come across as formal but a bit more relaxed, which can be an advantage if the client is looking to accomplish a more personal connection while still maintaining a corporate look.

The settings and background opportunities for outdoor head shots are endless whereas studio head shots tend to be limited to basic backgrounds such as grey, white, black, etc…  If a client is an actor or model looking to get some photographs for their portfolio I almost always suggest they consider having their session outdoors or combine their session to include both outdoor photographs as well as some studio shots.

Here are two sessions showing examples of shots taken outdoors along with one or two examples of shots taken in the studio.  In both cases the primary goal was to get some outdoor head shots which is why you will only see a couple examples of shots taken inside the studio.

 

Outdoor Head Shot Examples

Outdoor Head Shot

Outdoor Head Shot

Outdoor Head Shot

Outdoor Head Shot

Outdoor Head Shot

Outdoor Head Shot

Outdoor Head Shot

Outdoor Head Shot

Outdoor Head Shot

Outdoor Head Shot

Outdoor Head Shot

Outdoor Head Shot

Outdoor Head Shot

Outdoor Head Shot

Outdoor Head Shot

Outdoor Head Shot

Outdoor Head Shot

Outdoor Head Shot

Outdoor Head Shot

Outdoor Head Shot

Outdoor Head Shot

Outdoor Head Shot

Outdoor Head Shot

Outdoor Head Shot

Outdoor Head Shot

Outdoor Head Shot

Studio Head Shot Examples

Indoor Head Shot

Studio Head Shot

Indoor Head Shot

Studio Head Shot

 

Outdoor Head Shot Examples

Outdoor Head Shot Photography Session

Outdoor Head Shot Photography Session

Outdoor Head Shot Photography Session

Outdoor Head Shot Photography Session

Outdoor Head Shot Photography Session

Outdoor Head Shot Photography Session

Outdoor Head Shot Photography Session

Outdoor Head Shot Photography Session

Outdoor Head Shot Photography Session

Outdoor Head Shot Photography Session

Outdoor Head Shot Photography Session

Outdoor Head Shot Photography Session

Outdoor Head Shot Photography Session

Outdoor Head Shot Photography Session

Outdoor Head Shot Photography Session

Outdoor Head Shot Photography Session

Outdoor Head Shot Photography Session

Outdoor Head Shot Photography Session

Outdoor Head Shot Photography Session

Outdoor Head Shot Photography Session

Outdoor Head Shot Photography Session

Outdoor Head Shot Photography Session

Outdoor Head Shot Photography Session

Outdoor Head Shot Photography Session

Outdoor Head Shot Photography Session

Outdoor Head Shot Photography Session

Outdoor Head Shot Photography Session

Outdoor Head Shot Photography Session

Outdoor Head Shot Photography Session

Outdoor Head Shot Photography Session

Outdoor Head Shot Photography Session

Outdoor Head Shot Photography Session

Outdoor Head Shot Photography Session

Outdoor Head Shot Photography Session

Outdoor Head Shot Photography Session

Outdoor Head Shot Photography Session

Outdoor Head Shot Photography Session

Outdoor Head Shot Photography Session

Outdoor Head Shot Photography Session

Outdoor Head Shot Photography Session

Outdoor Head Shot Photography Session

Outdoor Head Shot Photography Session

Outdoor Head Shot Photography Session

Outdoor Head Shot Photography Session

Outdoor Head Shot Photography Session

Outdoor Head Shot Photography Session

 

Studio Head Shot Examples

Studio Head Shot Photography Session

Studio Head Shot Photography Session

Studio Head Shot Photography Session

Studio Head Shot Photography Session

 

If you have any questions or concerns feel free to contact me.

 

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