How's Your Selfies? Need Help?

June 15, 2021

Hey. How are your selfies?

Both of these portraits were taken with my iPhone11.

Trust me, I've seen a TON of businesses who try to market their businesses with SELFIES. Maybe they aren't quite as bad as my first one, but still.

There's nothing wrong with taking your own photos. There's even a time and place for selfies.

Your lead images including profile photos need to look their best.

I'll tell you how I did this. If you try and still can't get them to turn out either hire me to do them for you or take my beta class "How to Rock Your Branding Photography" and I'll teach you.

1. Touch up your hair, makeup and wardrobe.

2. Set up tripod for phone. Camera should be at or slightly above eye level.

3. Choose a solid background.

4. Use two video lights raised above eye level, pointing at your nose and placed about 45 degrees on either side of you.

5. Set iphone to portrait mode and then "studio light." This gives a decent glow and skin smoothing. A tad more than I would do in professional editing, but it still looks more professional. Just use Portrait Mode if it's too much for your taste.

6. Set your timer and move around for a pose.

7. Keep taking photos until you get one you like. Delete the ones you don't.

8. Select Edit. For this photo, I simply used "auto."

9. Your portrait mode photos will be files with an .HEIC extension instead of the familiar .jpeg. Some applications will not accept .HEIC. I am able to change the format in my professional editing programs. You will need to google the best way to change it for the editing program you have access to.

Simple, right? Grief.

How's Your Selfies? Need Help?

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