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Create a professional head shot

Technical Tutorial Published 11/14/13 Last updated on 5/16/18
See how to use a digital camera, Lightroom, and Photoshop to shoot and edit your own head shot.

This tutorial is from the Adobe for Academics catalog.
  • Photoshop

    Editing and compositing for photos, web and mobile app designs, 3D artwork, videos, and more.

  • Lightroom Classic

    Desktop-focused photo editing.

Age Levels
1-2 Hours
Adobe Lightroom, Adobe Photoshop
CC License
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Hulda Black

Posted on 9/29/19 10:20:22 PM Permalink

​I love helping students brand themselves; their head shot is one of the first impressions employers have, love this.

Vickie Taton

Posted on 4/1/17 2:21:32 AM Permalink

​What a great assignment for the beginning of the class. I'm always surprised when students leave their profile photo the default avatar, and this would help the class become more personal and cohesive. I'm also downloading the tutorial for myself; as I'm scheduled for a new head shot soon and want to be ready!

Regina Temple

Posted on 6/29/14 10:28:06 PM Permalink

One of the 1st things I do at the beginning of the year is have my students create a "milk carton photo" of themselves (It used to be "mug shot" but I couldn't get anyone to smile) for the class website. This is a great resource for getting them to step it up a notch!