Since our team shoots a few thousand headshots a year, we know a little bit about LinkedIn headshots. To help make sure you get the most out of your new LinkedIn headshot, we wanted to share these tips with you.
Linked-In Headshot Tips
- Zoom In – Linked in isn’t an app focused on sharing quality visual media. Generally, it’s about networking. It doesn’t have the ability to view, inspect, and enlarge photos like some of the other social media apps. This means that your profile photo is TINY. Even if you do happen to click on someones profile photo, it doesn’t really enlarge that much. Make sure that you crop in as tight. As a result, you can to make sure that people can see your face while they are scrolling.
- Keep it simple – There is a big difference between branding photos and a LinkedIn headshot. Given that, you might want to consider something with a great background or scene if your image is being featured in a magazine or on a website. Maybe a nice office or coffee shop would be great for that. Alternatively, your LinkedIn profile photo is a tiny little hello to show off your face and expression. It’s hard to get that across if your head is two pixels wide and you are surrounded by plants. Accordingly, stick to a solid, out of focus, or non-distracting background. Let your face be the focus of the shot and don’t forget to zoom in.
- Try a pop of color – I can tell you after 15 years in the business, that the most popular background color for a headshot is WHITE. As a matter of fact, we love white backgrounds! Given that almost everyone has a white background, the best way to stand out is with a pop of color! So, catch the eye of people scrolling by your post with something extra by including a colorful background in your next headshot session. And here’s the good news: we can easily provide you with a color background version of any simple headshot even after the session with a little help from Photoshop.
Make sure that your headshot is impactful, recognizable, and stands out from the crowd if you are really looking to polish up that LinkedIn profile,
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