Make a great first impression!

 Your photo is a chance to create a great impression. The photos below are excellent examples of what to look for when choosing a photo or taking a new photo to use for our website and newsletter.

Tips for a great personal photo

It’s important to find a quality photo like the one’s shown below. If you don’t currently have one, take your own using the tips below. Or consult a photographer and have a professional portrait taken.

Lighting: Use soft lighting from the front and side

Background: Use neutral backgrounds to keep the focus on you. Light or medium-toned tan or gray. Black is also a great option.

Expression: Gentle, relaxed smile. Eye contact to the camera.

Cropping: Traditional headshot or from the chest up. Keep your crop loose and casual, not too tight.

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Examples of great personal photos

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Fun for Facebook, but avoid the following kinds of images

Avoid group shots. Keep the focus on you.
Avoid group shots. Keep the focus on you.
Avoid pictures with your prize possessions.
Avoid pictures with your prize possessions.
Avoid photos from events like weddings or graduation.
Avoid photos from events like weddings or graduation.
Avoid photos of your hobbies and interests.
Avoid photos of your hobbies and interests.

“A wise person once said, ‘You only get one chance to make a good first impression.’ It’s so true. It’s vital to look your very best.”

– Mary Kay Ash