Why Businesses Should Stay Clear of AI-Generated Headshots

“Why not just use AI for headshots?” This is a question I’ve encountered more than once, and it’s a valid one to ask in our rapidly digitizing world.

Why would you choose to invest in a professional photo shoot when AI promises quicker, cheaper results? Let’s dive into this discussion.

The Allure of AI Headshots:

At first glance, AI-generated headshots appear to offer incredible value. Imagine getting 60 headshots for just $45, with only an hour of waiting. No shopping for the right outfit, no pre-shoot jitters, no travel time to a studio, and no waiting for the finished edits.

Sounds perfect, right? Well, not quite.

What Do You Actually Get With AI?

  • Unrecognizable Results: I received 60 headshots that looked nothing like the real me.
  • Impersonal and Inaccurate: These images challenged my self-worth and highlighted my insecurities. They depicted me as a size I am not, at a weight I do not have, and at an age I passed some time ago. The images showed me in outfits I’d never choose for myself.
  • Lack of Cohesion: None of these images supported my brand’s marketing strategy, mission, or values. They did not represent the solutions or opportunities I bring to my clients.
  • Creating Distrust: The biggest drawback? These AI portraits lacked soul and connection. They were disingenuous and completely inauthentic.

The Real Cost of AI Headshots

Yes, I saved money and time, but at what cost? These AI-generated images are crafted based on what an algorithm determines I “should” want to see in my image. This not only feels impersonal but also creates a disconnect between who I am, who I strive to be, and how I am perceived.

Choosing Authenticity Over Convenience

In the business world, trust and authenticity are your biggest assets. Your headshot is often the first impression you make on potential clients or partners. It should echo the real you, the one they’ll meet and work with. An authentic, professionally captured headshot speaks volumes about your commitment to quality and authenticity.

I choose real, genuine connections in my branding over algorithm-generated facades. And I encourage all businesses to do the same. Invest in a headshot that truly represents you and your brand. After all, in a world that’s becoming increasingly virtual, being real is your greatest strength.

What are your thoughts on this? I’d love to hear your perspective on the AI versus professional photography debate. Scroll down for the REAL me.

Ai Headshots

The Real Me

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Thank you Cat Ford-Coates for the idea of this amazing topic and blog!

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