AI headshot app challenges traditional headshot model

Mar 21, 2023

Dunja Djudjic

Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

AI headshot app challenges traditional headshot model

Mar 21, 2023

Dunja Djudjic

Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

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It’s getting difficult to distinguish AI images from photos, and it’s getting evident that AI could replace humans in some professions, headshot photography being among them.

Enter HeadshotPro, an AI-based corporate headshot service that could make headshot photography a thing of the past. It takes your random photos, even selfies, and uses AI to turn them into professional corporate headshots. And the best (or worst) of all is: it does a pretty good job!

[Related reading: No copyright protection for ai images, says US government]

HeadshotPro is essentially made for remote teams, so they can get professional headshots and make them uniform across the company. Of course, you can also create an individual headshot, unrelated to the company. All you need to do is upload your photos and choose the style of your headshot. There are plenty of styles and backgrounds to choose from:

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The tool then uses AI to generate over 120 headshots for you and your team to choose from. It takes around two hours to get your results, and the price starts at $29 per person if you make only your own headshots. For teams, it’s $39 per person, with 20% off for five or more people, and 30% off for ten or more.

Damon Chen tested HeadshotPro, shared his results, and “broke their server,” according to HeadshotPro’s founder Danny Postma. He’s also the creator of Deep Agency, the AI model agency without real photographers or models.

Here are Damon’s result after testing HeadShotPro. Sure, some headshots look like those overly retouched prom photos from 2006, but the others are pretty darn good!

And these are the input photos he used:

I honestly don’t know if I love this or hate it. On the one hand, AI-based apps like this always raise a red flag in my mind because of the potential misuse of input (or even output) images. I’m also not thrilled to see that headshot photographers could easily be replaced by AI.

On the other hand, this can be handy for companies. If the team is scattered around different cities and countries (like us on DIYP), this can be great for headshots that have uniform style. For smaller companies and start-ups, a tool like this can be great to cut down not only the cost, but also executive time

All in all, I have mixed feelings about tools like this, and I’d like to hear from you. Can they replace headshot photographers? And would you use them?

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2 responses to “AI headshot app challenges traditional headshot model”

  1. Ian Kreidich Avatar
    Ian Kreidich

    https://twitter.com/dannypostmaa/status/1636337910017556480

    Read the replies and it would seem that many are having less than stellar results using it.

  2. dulacp Avatar
    dulacp

    Great article! If I can share my humble opinion, as the founder of another AI professional headshot service called Virtual Face, I believe that the prices of AI headshots will eventually go down to zero in the future as the price of compute decreases towards zero too. And it’s probably a good thing because it means that almost everyone will be able to get a very decent headshot for $1 or even for free in the future, meaning that businesses like ours might not survive this race towards 0.

    IMHO, I don’t think that headshot photographers will get replaced in dramatic fashion because it seems that our service is reaching a different market niche: people that never intended to go to a photographer in the first place. For example, a significant portion of our users are describing themselves as camera-shy and told us that although our AI shots were of high quality, they won’t use them on their professional profiles but instead this AI service gave them a lot of inspiration on outfit, pose, haircut, etc. So, maybe these AI services will act as a creative assistant for many people, showing them options for free and in the end, drive this new audience to get real-life headshots done by a professional photographer.