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

Sexy & Sophisticated

Jenna D.

Jenna D., striking a pose that blends sexy with sophisticated

Meet another FB friend of mine, Jenna D. She’s an assistant account executive at an NYC ad agency who still finds time to shake it to the beat as a Zumba group fitness instructor. She loves her profile pic for its sentimental AND sexy factors.

It was snapped at a restaurant after her friend’s wake, so she describes the pic as a bittersweet moment where “We were all able to be together to celebrate her life.” Plus, “I think my hair looks nice and the pic is a good combination of sexy and sophisticated, which I think all women should be.”
We love her black blazer, hair-complementing peach tank and the well-framed shot. It also meshes with Goodstein’s advice to “wear clothes that fit” and “don’t be afraid to let a little skin show.”

These ladies have got it going on, plus they stick to another helpful tip from Zunzanyika: “Stay away from busy clothing when choosing your wardrobe for your shot. Patterned clothing, especially if the colors are vibrant, draws attention away from your face,” she says, adding a final thought: “Polka dots, zigzag and stripes. . .oh, my.”

What are some of your tips for taking great FB profile pics?

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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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