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

Peek-a-Boo, I Don’t See You

Peek-a-Boo, I Don’t See You


This is your face. This is your cell phone blocking your face. Yeah, I’m ripping off that “brain on drugs” egg-in-frying-pan campaign from the late ‘80s to beg you: Don’t go there. Pleeeeaaase. Cameras in your Facebook profile pic are kinda cute if you’re under 18. Otherwise, it’s hokey.

“Position yourself in front of a mirror, then subtly move your head and shoulders to learn what’s best for you,” explains Zunzanyika. “Rehearsing allows you to learn your angles, but also helps to take natural photographs.”

FYI, chances are you’ll like your left side better. A recent article talks up a study suggesting there really is such a thing as a good side. So cue up Beyonce’s “Irreplaceable” (“to the left, to the left”) and rehearse away.

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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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