a photograph of someone's face, especially a promotional photograph of a model, actor, or author.
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How to use headshot in a sentence
It’s basically like a little romantic resume with a headshot or three that makes you look attractive.Why You Don't Feel as Fulfilled From Your Job as You Think You Should | Eliana Dockterman | January 25, 2021 | Time
I took this photo as part of a light test for professional headshots, so it’s using three fancy studio lights placed in specific spots to get the desired effect.Photoshop’s Neural Filters can alter people’s expressions in convincing—and nightmarish—ways | Stan Horaczek | October 22, 2020 | Popular-Science
The software uses suspects’ headshots to scan for real-time matches via the city’s subway cameras.Live facial recognition is tracking kids suspected of being criminals | Karen Hao | October 9, 2020 | MIT Technology Review
Lai — who settled a lawsuit against Binary’s cofounders earlier this year after alleging a culture of harassment at the firm, including a requirement that female job applicants submit headshots — will now be writing a quarter of those checks.Bullpen Capital raises $130 million more to fund the far afield and misunderstood | Connie Loizos | October 1, 2020 | TechCrunch
A chair fit for someone who makes headlines as much as he makes headshots.Everything I Learned in My Quest for a Better Work-From-Home Chair | Patrick Lucas Austin | July 29, 2020 | Time
They were trying to fire at the presumed assassin or assassins and accidentally fired the headshot.Who Really Killed JFK? Experts Pick the Wildest Conspiracy Theories | Thomas Flynn | November 20, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Freed from the confines of the traditional headshot, the President stands waist-up, flanked by two flags.Say Cheese! White House Unveils Second-Term Obama Portrait | John Avlon | January 18, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
The director came across her headshot and invited her to meet and discuss the role(s).Naomi Watts on ‘The Impossible,’ Personal Tragedy, and Playing Princess Diana | Marlow Stern | December 21, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
The Dish comments: "For attractive women, attaching a headshot to a resume isn't recommended."
Last Thursday Jermaine replaced his own large headshot at the top left of his Web site with a video of his mother.