Study defines the 'Perfect Profile Photo'
They write at PhotoFeeler:
"Profile photos are so essential to modern communication that a good one's become a basic necessity. And that couldn't be truer than for those of us whose professional lives are tied to social media profiles"
Naturally, I couldn't agree more :-)
What they did, basically, was taking a series of factors and analyze how each of these factors influence how you perceive the profile photo - this goes from how sunglasses are perceived, the use of smiles, squinching etc.
In short, and the infographic explains further:
- You need to show your eyes
- Squinching is in, it works
- A smile is good, but not too big (makes you look eager)
- Show your jawline
- Wearing a formal dress makes you look more confident and influential
I'm happy that their research found what I'm believing is true too
This is what I coach (and preach, some would say) during each photo session - I will show you step by step how to get the perfect position and expression in front of the camera, so you're sure to get the perfect headshot / profile picture
If you want to read more about getting the perfect headshot / profile picture, I've written a few blog posts on this, you can find them here: