Why’s my head cut off? Cropping…
I get this question from time to time. Even though people who look at my head shot work see that all of my head shot have the top of the head cut off in some way. What does the top of your head have to do with the impact of your head shot image being used as your profile photo? Almost everything… basically it’s a combination of nature, beauty and math. I will explain below.
When I compose a head shot image, I take into account the intended purpose and placement of these images. A head shot, whether, used by an actor, a business professional or just someone looking to enhance their web presence it’s the first and main point of your PERSONAL BRAND. To make it clearer its about YOU; not your body, not the shirt your wearing, not the background, not anything except your face (your head)!
In the arena of social media such as LinkedIn and Facebook the size of your profile picture is small in size. However, as shown in the images of Kristen below you can see the greater visibility of you and your personal brand when a head is cropped.