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How To Create A Good Profile Picture In 7 Easy Steps

How to Create a Good Profile Picture in 7 Easy Steps

by Waseem Abbas on Jan 19, 2016

A good profile picture on Facebook or any other online platform helps you presents your personality to the world. Want to know how to take a good profile photo that stands out? In this article, we will explain you how to create a good profile picture in 7 easy steps.

Why A Good Profile Picture Is Important?

Your profile picture describes who you are as a person. It’s your first impression to the world. That’s why it’s important to put the effort into creating a good profile photo that stands out.

Here are 7 easy steps that will help you take the best profile picture.

Quality Camera

Quality Camera

First thing you should do is to use a good quality camera to capture your photo. If possible, you should try to use a tripod for the best result.

A good camera will help you to avoid blurriness. We recommend you to avoid the camera flash and use natural lighting as much as possible.

Background And Lighting

Background and Lighting

Change multiple backgrounds by moving to different places. Background supports the photo to look stable.

You should make sure that the light is proper for the background, and it should also suit your face. Both of these things will be the base of your good profile picture.

See our guide on everything you need to know about photography lighting.

Dress For Success

Dress For Success

As the saying goes, you need to dress to impress.

Pick your favorite outfit. It’s important to make sure the color of your outfit goes well with the background and setting.

Know Your Side

Know Your Side

Everyone has a good side – that natural pose that’s unique to you.

You should know your good side and take the photo from that angle. Mostly people tilt themselves to show their good side and it results in a perfect profile photo.

Smile Is Confidence

Smile Is Confidence

Smile is a universal language. Your smile shows your confidence to the world.

It highlights positivity and brings out the liveliness in the photo.

Profile Picture Pose

Profile Picture Poses

A good pose is a must for your profile picture. It will help you stand out.

While you can definitely borrow inspiration from professional models, its important to do what you’re comfortable with.

Edit For Perfection

Edit For Perfection

Take multiple shots, and then edit it accordingly using your favorite photo editing software.

You can also use one of these 117 free Adobe Lightroom presets to help you with photo editing.

We hope this article helped you learn how to create a good profile picture in 7 easy steps. You may also want to check our article on 9 best free image optimization tools for image compression.

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