We're talking social sabotage again. With social media turning everyone into a celebrity in their own life, many business-minded people have taken their selfie game up a level by getting professional photographers to take their head-shots instead. Which, in theory, is not a bad thing, if personal branding and online presence is a big part of your professional life. At least, it's not a bad thing if it stops you posting things like this:
But, if you decide to let a professional take your profile pictures for you, it's important to avoid these (surprisingly) common mistakes. Here's what you need to remember:
One more thing: if you speak at conferences or other public events, try to get high-quality photos taken. These will do more for your online presence than studio shots will, as they give an impression of competence, confidence, and dedication to your work.
Have any tips for taking professional profile pictures, or seen any really terrible ones lately? Let us know what YOU think works — or doesn't — in the comments!