Nuzhah needs a professional-ish photograph for her LinkedIn account so we thought we'd document the process :)
While going through other people's profiles we quickly realised that some people post bad pictures (in our opinions) and no picture is better than a bad picture.
What not to post up:
To put it mildly it's just bad. Her hair is messy, the background is busy, her expression is a bit *mug-shot* like. The scarf print is clashing with her top. It basically looks like she made no effort.
This is a much better photo; her hair is presentable, the clashing scarf is no longer in the way, she has a smile which makes her look friendly and approachable (this is for a professional networking site and not a passport so we think a smile is allowed ). She looks polished.
And we didn't think we needed to say this but whilst on LinkedIn we saw a lot of posing no nos!
This is fine for social networking, so keep it for Facebook and away from LinkedIn and other professional sites as it screams immature :)
Illamasqua Orange Pencil (to cover under eye darkness)
Sleek Creme to Powder in Mocha (to contour with)
Illmasqua Powder Eyeshadow in Justify (I think it's Justify as the name has rubbed off)
Urban Decay Shading Brush (free with a palette)
What are your dos/don'ts when it comes to taking a professional-ish photo?