Social media profile picture plays an important role in the virtual world. The quality of your picture influences the first impression of you, so you should not overlook this.

Here are few tips to capture perfect profile picture

Light before the background

Search for the light before the background. Light is the important factor for a perfect social media picture, for this purpose the suitable light is soft light, as it has shadows and some transitions between light and dark. While clicking picture finds a place where there is soft light around, where sun is not directly shinning on your face and objects around.

You must try to avoid strong shadows as these may prove to ruin your click. The other big tip to avoid over posing at any cost, it may distract from the mark. Clicking from higher angles effectively hides double chin. For a professional and flattering look wear a natural smile and head slightly high.

If the natural light is not up to the mark or not offering the required brightness then you can always adjust your white balance settings.

Prepare the background

While selecting background for your pictures choose a background having solid colour avoid patterns, plants or any other distracting objects behind you. This enables you to change the background digitally likewise appropriate background can be produced.

Other thing to take care is the background should be dark or you should be prominently brighter than the background avoiding the hard shadows over your face and the objects. Some recommend the side of a building as the best place for shooting.

Make sure the colour of your background should not match your skin tone or to the colour of you dress otherwise you will be camouflaged and will lose the emphasis.


Set your camera and Strike a pose

It is suggested to click high resolution HD pictures as this will increase the usability of the photos as they can be used on bigger screens and for printing purpose. It is essential to adjust the camera at perfect angle whether someone else is clicking for you or using a tripod for the perfect hot.

To attain creative elements you can change the camera orientation and can make some alterations in shooting style. Try using different techniques and ideas to be different. Use various tricks to enhance the picture like to get a thinner look you can place your camera around 45 degrees away from your body.

Pose using your arms and hands; this will bring good variation in your frame and many more. Social media profiles are less than 500×500 pixel. Like for LinkedIn its 400×400, Google 250×250, Twitter’s 400×400, Facebook 180×180 and for Instagram its 110×110.

One must opt for larger headshots like 16:9 format picture. Otherwise your social media picture will appear blur to the viewer. If you can use a lens then you must go for the focal length ranging between normal range telephoto ranges about 70 to 135 millimetres.

Since your camera phone is not recommended to click for profile pictures as its lens tend to distort you face, you can try holding you phone farther to reduce the distorted effect and then using tighter composition you can easily crop it further.

The greatest is to invest in point and shoot camera with higher resolution.