Google 'DIY Headshot' and you'll get a long list of practical advise on how to do your own headshot - even with an iPhone

True, camera, light and studio equipment are certainly not ultimate requirements for getting a good headshot; what's most important is your expression, your look, attitude and personal brand that your headshot conveys to the onlooker 

And done right, your expression and attitude will come across in exactly the right way even with a headshot taken with a camera phone - check the picture of this blog post, taken with an iPhone...

So yes, it's very possible for everybody to do their own headshot, taking a series of headshots with the camera on timer, using a selfie stick or simply just the classic selfie and then pass them around to friends to choose the best

However, before doing this, it's worth a thought of how and where the headshots will be used and what you want this headshot to show to the world

A headshot can be done with an iPhone, but it's still worth thinking about the message the settings are sending...

A headshot can be done with an iPhone, but it's still worth thinking about the message the settings are sending...

A quick profile picture for Snapchat, Facebook etc. is of course fine, but may be inadequate if you're aiming to use your profile picture professionally

Would you send a job application on the backside of a used paper, handwritten? ...or do you show up to a job interview in rags you just stitched together the night before?

No?

So why not take the same care when planning your professional headshot? In today's world, your headshot IS the first impression potential employers, customers, headhunters etc. gets of you - why leave that to chance?

What basically separates a professional headshot from a selfie is the professional headshot photographers ability and skills to guide you through how to look the right way in the final headshot

This takes years of training and can only be achieved in close cooperation with you; it's a team effort and only together are we able to create exactly the headshot / image / brand that you need and deserve for your professional presentation

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