Tips for Taking Your Profile Picture
When you sign up for an online dating site, one of the requirements is that you present a recent photo of yourself so others can see you. This is a standard practice of online dating sites, however, too many people either try to be deceptive in putting up their photo or do not use the best possible photo for their profile page.
Truth in advertising applies to your profile photo when it comes to online dating sites. This means that you will want to follow the stated guidelines and provide a photograph that is suitable to use. Thanks to digital technology, taking a photo is as simple as hitting the right button on your smartphone. However, there are a few tips that you should follow to get the best photo you can for your profile page.
Use a Photo from the Past 6 Months
Most online dating sites have rules about how recent your photo should be when posting it on their site. The reasons are rather obvious as you want people to see the way you look today, not 20 years ago. While it is understandable that many people are shy about their appearance, it is important to remember that posting a photo that no longer resembles you will only lead to trouble. So, take a good photo of yourself and use it for your profile page.
Stand in the Light
A simple rule is that your face needs to be out of the shadows and in the light. Shadows not only hide your face they distort your appearance and quite often in a bad way. You want to look good for your photo, so if you take one outside do so on a cloudy day so you get even light across your face. If you are inside, use a flash or make sure you are in a well-lighted area.
Look Your Best
Comb or brush your hair, wash your face, put and put on a smile. It's amazing just how many profile photos look like the person just woke up from a nap. You want to use a photo that shows you at your best. You don't have to put on your Sunday best, just be clean and presentable. Your smile will do the rest.
Take a Mug Shot
A typical mug-shot is a photo which shows the top of your head to the middle of your neck. You do not want to be much closer because your face will fill the screen or further back as it will be difficult to see your face. The good news is that you can crop a photo a little to get the right look. However, do not use a photo where you are standing a considerable distance away from the camera otherwise it will be grainy and blurry.
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By following these rules, you can have a good photo representing on the online dating site. And, you can change your photo when you like if you take a photo that you consider better than the one currently being used.