Listen Up: Models and Photographers Teach You How to Take Awesome Profile Pics

Show Some Personality

Alicia Silverstone


Alicia Silverstone poses with personality.

Love to read? Work out? Incorporate other elements that say “you” as long as they still manage to focus on, yup, you guessed it: YOU. As Mendes says, “if you’re a Zen-like person, find the willow tree at a lake. If you love to cook, get to the farmers’ market and get some colorful veggies in the shot.”

Just keep it minimal.

I mean, I love heels, cobalt blue (and variations of the shade), enjoy the outdoors and used to play the cello a bazillion years ago. But no way will you find a FB profile pic of me straddling a cello, wearing blue platform booties, a can of bug spray in one hand, compass in the other. Overkill.

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  1. Guest says

    So glad I don’t even bother with a photo for any of my profiles. All I have right now is a blog — no FB, Twitter, Form Square or whatever else is out there (and new sites pop up every day). I just use either an icon or comment anonymously on Disqus with the silhouette logo. Not looking for love or friends in any of these places. On the Internet, nobody knows you’re a dog — and I’d prefer to keep it that way. Woof.

  2. Guest says

    So glad my profile picture is either a generic icon representing something about my personality or the silhouette icon on Disqus. Probably the best thing to happen to public commentary since the invention of the megaphone. Not looking for love OR friends in any of these places — Twit Book, Form Square, Tumble-Rumble or whatever these umptillion sites are (with new ones “starting up” every day, it seems). On the Internet, nobody knows you’re a dog — why would I or anyone else for that matter want to expose myself as an ugly pit bull, a wrinkled Shar Pei, or the worse piece of Shih Tzu no one should have the misfortune to see?

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