10 Tips to Have a Professional LinkedIn Profile Picture Tip no Five

Your LinkedIn profile picture is an important  element of your LinkedIn presence. According to LinkedIn just having a picture makes your profile 14 times more likely to be viewed by others.

It’s best to have a headshot taken by a professional photographer. A photographer can ensure that the lighting is flattering and that you’re putting your best foot (or rather, face) forward.

Usually a photographer (like me) will help you with getting the right photo for your LinkedIn Profile but not always.

So here’s the fifth of 10 Tips to make sure you’re getting what you need to make an impact on LinkedIn.

5. Get someone else to take the picture for you if you’re not using a photographer

While it’s fine to use a photo taken with a cellphone, it’s probably best to steer clear of a selfie. Ask a friend or coworker to take it for you — it only takes a minute and it can make a big difference.

For one thing, the front (selfie) camera on most phones produces a lower-quality image than the rear camera. Depending on your phone settings, it may also produce a mirror image, which can cause any words or logos to appear backwards.

Plus, by getting someone else to take the picture for you, you’ll probably find that your pose is more natural and comfortable. They might also help to direct you a bit, like telling you to tilt your head slightly or tuck your hair behind your ears.

If you’re In Perth, Western Australia, I’d be happy to help you achieve your best look


Published by Nick k

Director of Want a Headshot? Partner at katin images, a travel photography business.

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