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I am going to write an article about the photographic technique but leave the redirect at the top until complete.

The external link added is probably the most informative and concise description of headshots Myraedison 01:07, 8 August 2007 (UTC)

And: the accepted spelling for this is one word "Headshot" rather than Head Shot, their are many types of headshots including Commercial, Theatrical, Corporate and Glamour and multiple sub types IE Theatrical headshots can be of the Legitimate type and the LA type etc.. It's a whole word of photography in it's self Myraedison 01:10, 8 August 2007 (UTC)

Information or sales pitch?[edit]

Well...This page reads like a scrape from a commercial site now. It is also only marginally accurate. So should I write it myself? Myraedison 16:41, 21 October 2007 (UTC)

video game term?[edit]

What happen to the video game "headshot" page? Was it deleted? (talk) 01:06, 24 April 2009 (UTC)drN

I agree with the above comment. What happened to it? --Greatrobo76 (talk) 16:27, 23 June 2009 (UTC)

See Wikipedia:Articles_for_deletion/Headshot, it was deleted as the content did not pass various guidelines. If someone wants to write an article about the gaming term they should do so at Headshot (gaming) or similar. The information should not be added to this article which is purely about the photographic technique. I am adding a note to the top of this article to point people in that direction too. Mfield (Oi!) 17:53, 3 July 2009 (UTC)


This article was written by some one who has very little knowledge (or quite possibly knows nothing) about headshots, Headshot Photography or the entertainment industry.

Respectfully, Ed Everett C.S.A

Why I have edited this article[edit]

I have pared this article down because most of the information is superfluous or incorrect and I have added some simple facts. Some one still needs to write this up, I am no expert in this particular area of the field however I know one. Myraedison (talk) 03:55, 26 November 2007 (UTC)

Okay, I have re worked this and included pertinent information regarding entertainment industry headshots. Some information regarding types of headshots (such as New York Legitimate as opposed to L.A. type headshots)I have left out because there seems to be so much contradictory information on the subject.Myraedison (talk) 02:17, 7 December 2007 (UTC)

Merge the information Heading with Entertainment industry.[edit]

Some good info here in both. Needs to be merged. Evedev (talk) 01:01, 28 January 2008 (UTC)

Yep, It's a mess[edit]

I suggest it be reverted and we start over. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Myraedison (talkcontribs) 02:20, 22 June 2008 (UTC)

Wikipedia is not a howto[edit]

This page reads like a howto page - see Wikipedia:NOT#HOWTO for why it needs rewriting to provide just an encyclopedic entry of what a headshot is, not how they should be taken etc. I have also tagged it as needing reliable sources. Mfield (talk) 23:32, 27 July 2008 (UTC)

Yes this is true and I will rewrite it as soon as I have the time, I have restored the link because it is a very good explanation of headshots by a very well respected headshot specialist. (talk) 03:32, 7 October 2008 (UTC) E.Everett CSA

That link has been (correctly) removed again by another editor per policy. See WP:LINKS: it may have a good explanation but that does not overule the fact that it is a commercial site that could benefit from traffic from this article. At any rate, WP is not providing advice and people can google away themselves for it. Mfield (talk) 05:12, 7 October 2008 (UTC)

At any rate the article as it pertains to entertainment industry is grossly off the mark. (talk) 18:36, 7 October 2008 (UTC)

I agree (I shoot them myself). I haven't got around to re-writing any of it as really it needs starting from scratch with citations and references which it embarrassingly, and against policy, has none of. Mfield (talk) 19:42, 7 October 2008 (UTC)

The reason for the link to was that this particular photographer is an expert in visual communication and headshot / publicity photography. at the time this Wiki article was sparse in information and the link was on point as to the definition of headshots. I do see that since it's original link that the article has been more "incorporated" into his professional site... It is still a good reference under any circumstances. Myraedison (talk) 22:18, 11 October 2008 (UTC)

It is unfortunate that most of the best references I.E. SAG (, IATSE etc... are all sites that require membership. I am looking for other pertinent published information on headshots but so far none are accurate or up to date. E.Everett —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 01:59, 12 October 2008 (UTC)

Once Again[edit]

I have pared down this article (removed inaccurate, self published and excessive information)

It still needs re-writing. Myraedison (talk) 23:08, 11 October 2008 (UTC)


The images are good, however, they are all from one studio, which is sort of promotional. however, they are really good examples of various types of shots. i have added another, from a different agency.Mercurywoodrose (talk) 16:29, 28 October 2013 (UTC)

Beauty shot redirect[edit]

Should 'Beauty shot' also redirect here? Wikipeia has no article for it and it appears it means head shot. -Lopifalko (talk)