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

Picture-Perfect Examples
So, what do some great profile pics look like? I instantly thought of a couple of my FB friends and wanted to share.

Hey, Romeo (*Eyelashes Batting*)


Francine T.

Francine T., in her flattering “eat your heart out” FB profile pic.

So here’s my FB friend Francine T., a New Jersey resident who works in the corporate communications department of a global nonprofit organization. I think her pic is awesome because it does all the right things in the ways of lighting, angles and framing AND shows a fun, come-hither personality.

Francine explains that the picture was taken the day before her birthday in February, when she went out with her sisters and some friends. Because it was close to Valentine’s Day, people were giving out red carnations. “We started taking random photos with the flower and had a little fun with it,” she told me. “I loved the way the photo came out; it looks playful and the angle is a little mysterious. The fact that I had recently gone through a breakup may have influenced my choice to use it as a profile photo as well, in case someone came across it. I think it says, ‘Eat your heart out.’”

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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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