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Profile Pictures - Do's and Don'ts

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1 - don't be an egg

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Get a picture. Now.

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2 - get close

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there isn't a lot of space in social media pictures - make sure we can actually see your face

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not

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but

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3 - keep it simple

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skip the props, the action or location shots - there simply isn't room

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save your action pics for your site

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4 - face the viewer

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looking away isn't cool - connect with your audience

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5 - neutral background

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no clutter, no distraction - it should be about you

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6 - lose the greens

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Love nature? Good for you. But there's a reason photographers never use a green backdrop.

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Green doesn't do great things for skin tones. And trees tend to stick out in odd places.

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7 - no significant other

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people want to know who you are, not who you're with

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and please - no post-breakup crops. don't do it to yourself and don't do it to us.

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8 - no holiday shots

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that vacation picture in which you look so happy and relaxed? NO!

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9 - no party pics

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remember that great office party? NO!

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10 - be yourself

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yes. it's that simple. be you. be open. connect.

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want more tips on visuals?

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