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Profile
Pictures -
Do'sand
Don'ts
1 - don'tbe an egg
Getapicture. Now.
2 - getclose
there isn'talot
ofspace in
socialmedia
pictures - make
surewe can
actuallysee
not
but
3 - keep itsimple
skipthe props,
theaction or
location shots -
there simply
isn'troom
saveyouraction pics
foryour site
4 - facethe viewer
looking
awayisn't
cool-
connect
withyour
audience
5 - neutral background
no clutter,
no
distraction
- itshould
beabout
you
6 - losethe greens
Love nature?
Good foryou.
Butthere'sa
reason
photographers
never usea
Green
doesn'tdo
great
things for
skintones.
Andtrees
tendto
stick outin
odd places.
7 - no significant other
people
wantto
knowwho
you are, not
whoyou're
with
and please -
no post-
breakup
crops.
don'tdo it
toyourself
and don't
do itto us.
8 - no holiday shots
that
vacation
picture in
whichyou
look so
happyand
relaxed?
NO!
9 - no partypics
rememberthat
great office
party? NO!
10 - beyourself
yes. it's
thatsimple.
beyou. be
open.
connect.
wantmoretips
onvisuals?
visualrevolutionaries.com
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Profile Pictures - Do's and Don'ts

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Yes. You need a profile picture. You know you do. But what works and what doesn't? This slideshow tells you what you should - and definitely shouldn't do.

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Profile Pictures - Do's and Don'ts

  1. 1. Profile Pictures - Do'sand Don'ts
  2. 2. 1 - don'tbe an egg
  3. 3. Getapicture. Now.
  4. 4. 2 - getclose
  5. 5. there isn'talot ofspace in socialmedia pictures - make surewe can actuallysee
  6. 6. not
  7. 7. but
  8. 8. 3 - keep itsimple
  9. 9. skipthe props, theaction or location shots - there simply isn'troom
  10. 10. saveyouraction pics foryour site
  11. 11. 4 - facethe viewer
  12. 12. looking awayisn't cool- connect withyour audience
  13. 13. 5 - neutral background
  14. 14. no clutter, no distraction - itshould beabout you
  15. 15. 6 - losethe greens
  16. 16. Love nature? Good foryou. Butthere'sa reason photographers never usea
  17. 17. Green doesn'tdo great things for skintones. Andtrees tendto stick outin odd places.
  18. 18. 7 - no significant other
  19. 19. people wantto knowwho you are, not whoyou're with
  20. 20. and please - no post- breakup crops. don'tdo it toyourself and don't do itto us.
  21. 21. 8 - no holiday shots
  22. 22. that vacation picture in whichyou look so happyand relaxed? NO!
  23. 23. 9 - no partypics
  24. 24. rememberthat great office party? NO!
  25. 25. 10 - beyourself
  26. 26. yes. it's thatsimple. beyou. be open. connect.
  27. 27. wantmoretips onvisuals?
  28. 28. visualrevolutionaries.com

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