Studies have shown it only takes one-tenth of a second for someone to draw conclusions about you based on your photo, and, on dating sites the text is less than 10% of what people think of you.
Wow! Now THAT is some harsh stuff.
So, how do we win someone over in less than one second online? Well, here are some photographic tips from my online research.
Dating Sites: Online Dating Profile Photos
LinkedIn Profile Photos
Social Media Profile Photos in General
Should you use smart phone photos? Absolutely.
Should you use group photos? It depends on the context.
Should you throw professional photos into the mix? Without a doubt!
Here is a little social media profile photo test I (very unscientifically) conducted.
With no tricks or crazy props, the studio shot had a 400% gain in likes IN TWO DAYS! It’s not all that different from the others. They are all black and white portraits. They are all simple and clean shots. There are no filters or wild expensive accessories.
It was simply a clean, clear, sharp, flattering version of him……and it worked!
So let’s put your best face forward! Call me to book your mini session.
Photographing the world around us.