Pictures speak a thousand words and especially on the Internet they give a first impression. Psychologists have found that we form first impressions from a picture in only 100 milliseconds, so, yes, it is important that your Nannuka profile pic is friendly and inviting. Don’t know where to start? Look no further; our tips can work wonders!
What does your Nannuka profile photo say about you? You want to appear professional but approachable. Choose a well-lit, close-up photo that you’d be comfortable showing to an employer or putting on LinkedIn. Make sure that your pic says “I’m trustworthy” not “I love partying”.
Ok, so goofy poses and dark photos are out, but what about the background? Keep it simple so that you are the focal point. While you can use a white background, colors can make your image pop and associate you with certain characteristics. For example, orange and light green are often associated with happiness and tranquility.
A genuine smile is the most powerful facial expression you have at your disposal. In general, the best profile pictures are those that show a real smile. You may have to crop the picture from the top of your shoulders to just above your head so that your face fills the frame and shows off that pretty expression.
*extra tip: Use your eyes too; looking directly into the camera can help make a direct connection with someone.
Don’t let elements of the photo distract parents from you. Snapchat and Instagram filters are a definite no-go. All parents want to see your face, not the latest filter.
Well, huge sunglasses and big hats may be in fashion, but your profile picture is not the appropriate place to show them. It’s hard to get to know someone if they hide their face behind accessories.
Group shots make it too hard to tell which one you are, and leave parents confused. If you love a group shot, try to crop other people out, but if that’s not possible, take a new picture.
While it’s tempting to go back and pick a great shot from some years ago, it’s important to depict yourself as you look right now. Have you ever had the experience of seeing someone’s photo online and then meeting them only to find that they look completely different? Well, it can certainly make you question their credibility.
Last but not least, parents need to see you clearly, so make sure there aren’t any blurs before uploading your profile pic.
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