Four Tips for a Great Headshot

Why fit in when you were born to stand out?

- Dr. Seuss

What’s the one thing people notice when they visit your social media profile{s}?

If you said your profile picture {aka: headshot}, you’d be correct.

Think about it - how many times have you gone to someone’s profile that you may or may not know and look at their profile picture first? Most likely every. single. time. If you know people are looking at your picture, why wouldn’t you want to have the best you featured in that circle?

Headshots can be used in other areas besides profile pictures for social media sites. If you host a website, you’ll use an image to feature you {aka headshot!}. Having a headshot or two of you on hand is not a bad idea. Have a publication coming out that requires a photo of you? You’re going to send in a headshot. Hosting a forum and need a picture of yourself to go with your bio? If you guessed what I’m going to say next - AKA headshot - you’d be very correct.

Don’t be left without one. Take some time to get a new headshot for your social media / website / publication / forum / etc. Or take time to update your headshot! Here’s some tips on capturing the best you:

Tip One \\ Clear background

Don’t pick a background that would be too distracting for viewers. Pick a blank wall or minimal scenes behind you.

Tip Two \\ Outfit

Pick an outfit that best fits in with what you do and are using your headshot for. Using it for LinkedIn? Pick a professional outfit. An influencer? Pick an outfit that represents your brand.

Tip Three \\ Clear Photo

No one wants to see a blurry photo. Make sure your picture is crisp and clear - we want to be able to see you! Use a good camera or hire a photographer to take your photo.

Tip Four \\ Be YOU

Of course, you want a photo that represents the best you - which means you want to have some of your personality in the picture. If you’re a laid back person and in a “stuffy” pose, it won’t be natural. Let you shine through!


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bri rinehart; photography; headshot

Creative director.