The head should be considered for photograph displaying from two totally various angles: 1. its overall structure and 2. its particular articulation.

In the first place, let us think about the actual type of the head in the finished picture. It is an outcome, not just of the real type of the head, yet its specific view from the camera.

Minimal development of the head produces checked changes in its endless planes. Therefore, complete and shared understanding should be laid out among chief and model with respect to the specific position implied by the regularly utilized terms, full-face, profile and three-quarter head.

Full-face – implies a full-colored perspective on the head. Different terms utilized are: front-view, full-face point and full front-view.

Three-quarter head – is known as a ¾ turn, ¾ view, ¾ point, ¾ face, ¾ face position or once in a while a 45 degree head. These terms are for the most part applied to all moderate situations between full-face and profile. Nonetheless, the people who like to get excessively picky assign the situations between ¾ head and profile as ¼ profile, ½ profile, split profile and 7/8 turn. The individuals who make this differentiation, ordinarily call the situation to the front of the ¾ head a 5/8 turn.

Profile – or full side perspective on the face is likewise called side position, side view, full profile, full turn, 90 turn, ½, view or ½ face view.

A change starting with one fundamental view then onto the next might be achieved by moving the camera station, however most often it is the model who is expected to move into position. Since the terms are laid out comparable to the model’s development, let us check the developments that make these positions and ensuing perspectives conceivable out.


bring the head into practically any ideal position. Whenever the camera is fixed, the model can move to a slight or incredible degree in three headings. These developments are recognizable to us all. By laying out key terms for these developments while photograph displaying, we set up for understanding and collaboration among chief and model. The terms are flat turn, vertical lift (or drop) and corner to corner slant. These developments might be utilized independently or in a mix of two, and, maybe, every one of the three.

The flat turn

Whenever the body faces the camera, the head can abandon one shoulder to the next introducing many perspectives: right profile; ¾right view, full face, ¾ left view and left profile. As one shoulder gets away from the camera, a few perspectives drop off, while others become conceivable -, for example, ¾ back and back-view. These back sees are utilized to show haircuts, back detail or to cause the watcher to notice some different option from the face. A flat turn of the head might be requested in two ways by the chief. He might say, ‘Turn your head to the right’, or ‘I need your left profile’, the two of which solicitations would bring the passed on side of the model’s face to the camera’s view.

Vertical lift or drop…

is the vertical or descending development of the tip of the nose on a nonexistent line opposite to the shoulder track.

Askew slant…

is the inclination of the head that places the jawline on one side of this opposite line and the highest point of the head on the other.

The state of the picture is modified by the upward lift, by the upward drop and, less significantly, by the flat turn. Additionally, an appearance of simplicity and interest is added to the face by the slant.

Head situation can be the reason for overstating or normalizing head design and facial qualities.