DOS AND DON’Ts FOR PROFILE PICS

BY PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHER

ABBY COHEN

TAKING YOUR PROFILE PIC: THE DOs and DON’Ts

DO

  • Relax 
  • Remember the Rule of Thirds in photos. Use the grid lines on your mobile and keep your eyes level with the top line to make the composition more appealing.
  • Bear in mind your light source and try to use natural lighting such as daylight from a window.
  • Think of the background, keep it simple and not distracting.
  • Continue clicking for as many images as it takes until you have the perfect shot.

DON’T

  • Take your photo in direct sunlight, which will create shadows and bleach out your skin tone.
  • Use downlighting, which will also make dark shadows, especially under your eyes.
  • Shoot in a dark room as the resulting image will look quite fuzzy and your eyes will go black.
  • Have distracting background objects such as an unsightly light socket or a lamp behind that looks like it’s sticking out of the top of your head.
  • Frown or look surprised. Keep your expression natural and confident.

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