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LinkedIn Profile Photography

Why do we use LinkedIn? We use it to connect with other professionals, and maybe even potential clients. Let’s make sure to be giving out the right impression of ourselves. Research shows that your profile picture will be that determining factor of whether someone continues to look at your profile or not. Anyone who sees your LinkedIn page will first click n your profile picture. If they like what they see, they may continue to look at you. If they don’t, they’ll move on. According to research, you have 7 seconds to make a first impression on someone. Jen is a expert LinkedIn portrait photographer and expert expression coach.  She will guid you to get the best shot possible. 

1. Composing the Perfect LinkedIn Profile Picture. Let’s start by focusing on your composition. Your photo should be neither a full body image nor a face-only. You want the sweet spot in between. We want to see your shoulders, your face, and some of your background. Whatever you do, make sure to take up the full frame. There’s nothing anybody hates more than having to squint at your image or not be able to see you at all. As a Pittsburgh photographer that is especially trained I will help you get this balance just right for you. 

Your image backdrops. Remember, this is a corporate headshot. But it’s okay to use a more colorful, fun background for LinkedIn. But we have found that a solid color, like a light grey, a dark grey or, solid white background not only to lessen any distraction but also highlight yourself more in the photo. 

2. Personality Meets Professionalism. Your LinkedIn profile picture, like a business headshot, should be a mixture of professionalism and personality. The Idea of an extremely serious headshot has become very dated.  The key is to look friendly and approachable, with a genuine smile or natural face, to encourage connection with other professionals.  This may seem daunting, but don’t worry about it! We’re here to help you capture the perfect facial expression. 

Part of bringing out your personality means looking like yourself. Nobody wants surprises when it comes to your online self. While your hair, wardrobe, and makeup (especially ladies) might enhance your beauty, it should still look natural. People are looking to work with you, and they want to know who they’re working with. 

 You’ve gotten your image, now what? Don’t over-edit your photo! No filters!  LinkedIn not Facebook or Instagram.  Keep your image a sharp, clean-looking, natural photo.  We provide you with a final image that is perfectly sized and cropped for LinkedIn.

3. Your Business Best. Wardrobe, our favorite topic. We talk about this in almost every article, but it’s just so important. For your LinkedIn profile you want to wear something that you would wear to your workplace. It should represent you at your day to day business best.

Hopefully these tips will help you take and upload your LinkedIn profile picture. Remember, this will be the first thing anyone looks at on your page, so make it the best, and most accurate, representation of yourself you possibly can! 

 

jen worley photographer

Jen Barker Worley Photography
555 Grant Street, Suite 337 Offices at the William Penn Pittsburgh, PA 15219

https://jenworley.com
412-370-4520

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Some people like the whole “before and after” thing. (And of course I would never do this with a client photo.). But I don’t mind sharing mine, cause “this is me.” I own my age (45). My vision for whoever I use as retoucher is to keep things real but “enhanced.” Every image of every person we see in Vogue, GQ, has had extensive skin retouching done. Beautiful pores. Even texture. We see it so much that we think that all these people have flawless skin… they don’t. That’s where the amazing retoucher’s come in. They get paid good money to do this well and fast. Personally, I like my photo to be a little more gritty realism. But when your Retoucher is your husband, you kinda lose that battle. After he does his skin magic, there’s something I need to do to every single photo of mine. A flaw that is getting more pronounced with age. My left eye (on the right of the photo) has a heavy lid. Which then makes that eye look dead, because the catchlight doesn’t show. I have a super simple fix to bump that eyelid back up a bit and fix that catchlight. And I figured, let’s enhance the Mickey face on the Watch. Because why not. #pittsburghheadshots #retouching @dan_jenworleyphotography ...

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Working on making gifs for my IG feed, instead of multiple stills. You know, because IG says they are all about videos now. Looking for easy ways to make gifs, convert for IG, and then schedule. Should I make these as reels? Can I post these as reels if I’m importing from GIPHY? Anyone have any input, I’m all ears. There is wisdom in a multitude of counselors. #reels @giphy ...

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Marisa Corona, Pittsburgh Business Times' 30 Under 30 honoree, is a social media and digital marketer who has managed and built award-winning digital marketing content strategies for over 30 brands and organizations — from local businesses to nonprofits to health care to B2B and the world’s largest consumer packaged goods brands. ...

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#pittsburgh #carnegieherofund

Had the privilege of taking Mr. Carnegie’s photo this week. But he was a bit difficult. Old heavy ornate frame. He was under glass. In the corner of two small hallways. And I couldn’t control the lighting in the office- some stay on permanently. I thought I came prepared. Brought a large felt backdrop to block the light and the reflections it cast. But it wasn’t solid enough. Couldn’t completely block the light from the doorway on the same plain as the artwork, which then illuminated my tripod and me, as you can see in the glass. So I started playing around with cardboard that was laying around, which served the dual purpose of further blocking the diffused light behind the camera, and stopping the camera, tripod, and me reflecting off the glass. But it wasn’t big enough. And it took forever, as my shutter speed was at 25 seconds. So Abby, who was the project leader doubling as my assistant (thank you Abby!) found a roll of Kraft paper, which we unfurled, both holding an end to cover a larger area… it was barely long enough to cover the width, so perfect! My psd file comprised of five images all layers then masked out to get me what I needed, and then I had to clone out my lens which was still to the left of Andy’s chin. Took about an hour on location, and then maybe 20-30 minutes in post. But still less work (and risk!) than taking it off the wall, and taking it out of glass. #carnegie #carnegieheros #pittsburgh #carnegieherofund ...

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