Consciously relax your muscles and try to go with a natural smile:’’ If you feel calm and confident in the photo, it will show in your profile – and that is an image you definitely want to project!
Comfort may be king when it comes to an at-home photo shoot, but before you get too relaxed, you need to lay the ground work.
He says ‘‘The key to taking a good photograph is making sure that you are comfortable in your surroundings.
Whether that means taking the photo in your lounge, or with a professional backdrop, if you are familiar with your surroundings, then you will be more relaxed and take a better photo...
That’s why we at Photofeeler decided to set our first major study on the goal of targeting just a few, over-arching guidelines.
That is, we asked ourselves— if we set aside characteristics like gender, age, and physical traits, to focus only on what we can easily control— what elements reliably produce a better professional headshot photo (for use on Linked In, Facebook, Twitter, etc.)?
Ben, our resident mathematician, then composed an analysis that isolated each condition so its impact could be measured independently.The study was based on over 60,000 ratings of perceived Competence, Likability, and Influence for 800 profile photos in our Photofeeler database.To begin the experiment, photos were tagged to denote the presence of (and/or degree of) a long list of characteristics.If your profile says you enjoy quiet nights in watching a movie, and your profile picture was taken on a rare wild night out or at a friend’s hen do then it’s not going to help your search!’’ Having photos that show the true you, however – now there’s an extra way to catch the eye of someone truly like-minded.