Headshot opinions - final selection added

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Very nice, like the last best, maybe just a tighter crop? avoids that gap on left side, keeps her eyes on the ratio points too. Having looked at head shots for casting, and resumes, tighter tends to be better. Great lighting. My compliments. So used to seeing her on the water, lol.

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Thanks, Wade. Normally I do crop headshots exactly as you describe keeping the left eye right at that mark. My daughter was trying to emulate a headshot she liked from an online source. The crop was much more loose as I cropped in the final image. I have mixed feelings, but the customer is always right.
 
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Well done Mitch. Pleasant smile. Cheery. Professional. Warm posture.

One question .. did you take any where the camera was a little higher looking slightly down? It would be an interesting comparison.

Thanks, Walter. None from a higher vantage point this shoot. What are your thoughts?
 
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Nicely done, heck I would use one of her waterski pictures.
Eons ago I was on one of the selection committees for a med school. I remember a candidate being discussed and moved to the top of a pile not because of his/her credentials, but because of the headshot. I am trying to remember, I think he was downhill skiing, I don't remember. The discussion was it was different than every other application. It made the application, and the candidate, stand out.
I wish her luck in her journeys.
gary

Thanks, Gary. Tough to make a candidate stand out from these types of headshots. I suspect these are just to put a face to the application as a reminder for the review committee.

My ENT chairman years ago would only select applicants who liked to hike and ski. We were a small department with only 8 residents and were more like a family. It was important for him to have all of us hike and ski together. Crazy selection process!
 

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Thanks, Wade. Normally I do crop headshots exactly as you describe keeping the left eye right at that mark. My daughter was trying to emulate a headshot she liked from an online source. The crop was much more loose as I cropped in the final image. I have mixed feelings, but the customer is always right.
Exactly! Especially in regards to family. ;). Been there done that with my own daughter and dance images. Completely understand. :)
 
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Some headshots I’ve seen “look down” a little (the subject is looking slightly up). It lets you focus on the face and blur the body. For this purpose I think you have taken an excellent portrait.
I wonder if this also helps tighten up the skin under the chin by slightly elongating the neck.

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They are all excellent, but I have to go with #2, for the simple reason that the bright background in #1 competes for attention. I don't know what the medical job market is like, but I think she will have no trouble finding a good position, whichever she chooses!
 

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