Profile Pictures; how to look better in pictures

May 21, 2013

If you are involved with any social network sites at all then you would of put your profile pictures online. But is it really doing you justice? Whether its for dating or employment or just for chats, your picture is the first thing that captures the eye.

I found this good article from that offers some good advice. Take a look at these perfectly good looking people that have posted their pictures on professional sites. They do NOT look comfortable or attractive.

Profile pictures


Your online profile photo is worth a thousand words. Think about it. It could be the deal maker (or breaker) for a full time job, a freelance gig, or a wealthy wife or husband!  I will now attempt to explain how to take your profile photo from “floating head” or “mug shot” to a money-making headshot.  I’m going to spotlight this particular group of people first, because they are professionals and they should know better. They’re all professional bloggers and social media marketing demi-gods.

I’m sure you all have Facebook friends, Tweeps, and other contacts on the interwebs whose profile photos make you cringe. Here are a couple of my faves:

Example Profile Pictures- 1

First, we have a webcam shot, complete with blue glow and lack of eye contact between the subject and the viewer (to clarify photospeak: the subject is the person in the picture; the viewer is the person looking at the picture). And about 75% of the picture consists of the walls and ceiling behind the subject.

If you want to take the stress out of having a good Portrait Photograph taken you really should speak with London Photographer David Stubbs. My experience in taking profile pictures ensures a smooth and happy service, giving you exactly what you want. Call me for an informal, get to know you chat on 07976 237 673 today. Alternatively, complete my contact form now.

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