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As a general rule when shooting headshots, we recommend framing the subject so that the crop runs just across the top of the hair and just below the shoulders.

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  1. Elbert Ocanas

    Your recommendations, though perfect for young people, seem to ignore that two-thirds of men will begin to see their locks lose some of their luster by age 35 and once the big 5-0 rolls around, about 85% of men will have experienced a significant amount of thinning. Moreover, lots of young men start thinning very early and likewise many women deal with thinning hair. So, given that reality, what is the more flattering way to crop the other 35% of the population?  Please answer. It is really important particularly when doing corporate head shots where senior management is usually over 50 and no longer blessed with Brandon’s hair. 

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  2. Graeme King

    How would you crop for someone without hair?

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  3. Ties Bakker

    what kind of crop do you use on bold people? do you skip a piece of their head?

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