“I just need a headshot,” say so many people.
Just a headshot can do the job, but in this visual world, it takes a great headshot to make a lasting impression.
Regardless of a headshot or portrait, the client and photographer still need to consider style, lighting, and posing. The photographer needs to arrange their gear, set up a background, and test lighting. Whether in-studio or on-location, this process takes about an hour.
The best headshot photographers devote (at least) one hour to capturing one subject. Why an hour? Because a headshot session experiments with slight movements and various expressions. In both portrait and headshot photography, every small adjustment makes a big difference.
Are some headshots faster than others? Yes.
But photographers need time to create the perfect headshot. We snap a lot of photos, but only one of them is the home-run shot!