What’s the difference between a headshot and a profile picture?

Basically, a headshot identifies the subject, with a portrait telling the viewer a bit more about the subject. For example, the photo used on a student’s school ID is a photo that identifies the subject. A headshot could be a portrait, but a portrait isn’t necessarily a headshot. The main difference is that a headshot is a professional portrayal of the subject for the intended use of the photo, while a portrait is an artistic portrayal of the person.

Put simply, the biggest difference between the two is the purpose. While a headshot is conservative in its style and aims to capture the portrait photo, the photo is an artistic portrayal of the person.


Sponsored by ADM Photo and Video - Fort Myers Headshot Photographer

ADM Photo and Video | Fort Myers Headshot, Portrait & Brand Photographer
1400 Colonial Blvd Suite 41
Fort Myers, FL 33907
Tel: +1 (239) 362-3842
Plus Code: H4W7+59 Fort Myers, Florida, USA

Opening Hours:

  • Sunday: 09:00AM–08:00PM
  • Monday: 09:00AM–08:00PM
  • Tuesday: 09:00AM–08:00PM
  • Wednesday: 09:00AM–08:00PM
  • Thursday: 09:00AM–08:00PM
  • Friday: 09:00AM–08:00PM
  • Saturday: 09:00AM–08:00PM