As an opportunity to help you develop an eye for great headshots (so you know what to look for when getting your own) we're kicking off April with a new series of headshot critiques!
Who better to start this series with than the one and only Emma Watson! Alright, so let's take a look at the image: http://image.123tagged.com/images/e/emma_watson_headshot-1624.jpg
We love the expression. A slight squint makes for great confidence in the eyes. We do wonder though what character she and the photographer were going for. This shot conveys much more intensity than we would expect for roles she typically plays.
The hair in front of the eyes is definitely distracting if we're using this as a standard acting headshot. Our eyes also go to the fly aways on her right shoulder. From an even more technical perspective we can see a few shadows across the nose from whatever light was being used.
What would we have done differently?
Overall we like black background, but we would be inclined to soften the lighting and bring down the contrast!
What do you think? Do you like this shot? Anything you would change?
If there's anyone you'd like to see critiqued, let us know!
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