Peek-a-Boo, I Don’t See You

Peek a Boo I Don’t See You Listen Up: Models and Photographers Teach You How to Take Awesome Profile Pics

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.