By definition it is, quite simply and literally, a photograph of a person's head. Of course, it's so much more than that. A headshot conveys intention, emotion, qualities like strength, vulnerability, humor and even more than that. A great one will stop you, in a subtle way, and have you searching for that elusive thing that makes the portrait so striking.
The moment is rarely so dramatic for a casting agent as they twitch their eyes squinty for a second and drop the image thoughtfully into the "must see" pile.
Even if you're not trying to impress anyone in the entertainment industry your portrait should possess an indelible quality of you-ness at that particular age and moment of your life.
A successful portrait/headshot will be difficult to describe in words. But let's use them anyway to discuss what we can capture for you!