Some photos taken casually during a birthday party or gathering are fine, but they shouldn’t be your ONLY representation, and all your pictures should be of excellent quality, regardless of the source.
Your pictures should be sharp, properly lit, in focus, and RECENT.
So what better way to test things than with the help of some of my obliging readers?Lesson one: if you want your photos to look natural so you have to mix it up, changing both locations and outfits.Bright, block colours work better than fussy patterns, Saskia had informed me, so I’d brought a couple of clothing options along.For these, we reached out to two professionals in the field: Ann Maas, director of operations and photographer at Look Better Online.com; and Rob Greer, a professional photographer in Los Angeles.They use out-of-focus [photos], sloppy clothes, inappropriate facial expressions, bathroom selfies (with urinal behind them!It’s a shallow world, and it’s getting to the point where fuzzy, badly-lit photos just won’t cut it. “Lots of people assume they are unphotogenic,” says Saskia, and I felt so awkward. So smile I did, trying my utmost to make it look natural and not like I was on a roof in London having my photo taken by a stranger in the hope of getting more dates.