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6 Tips for More Polished Profile Pics

16. November 2010 by Michelle 0 Comments

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You may have noticed that some ladies on HotRussianBrides.com post professional photographs. They are obviously serious about attracting a large number of gentlemen so they can increase their odds of finding the perfect match. After all, online dating is a numbers game.


You should want to present your best appearance for them as well, but you don’t have to buy an expensive camera or hire a photographer. Here are some simple tips to transform your pics from awkward and amateur to polished and professional.


Angle Awareness

Looking straight into the camera isn’t the best angle for a flattering photo, especially if you don’t have the most symmetrical features. Tilt your head slightly to the side and try shooting from slightly above eye level. Also, you’ll get better results by asking a friend to take the shots, rather than settle for the extended arm self portrait.


Busy Backgrounds

Be careful of standing in front of a background that’s too busy, like a crowd of people. You don’t want surrounding objects to distract from the focal point – you! Try a backdrop with neutral colors and minimal details like a painting or a plant.


Look for Lighting

Professional photographers always obsess over lighting and for good reason. It can completely alter your appearance. Most will agree that natural light is best so open a window or take shots outdoors; just don't have bright sunlight shining directly at your face.


Quit the Cropping

The best online dating photos are those that you take specifically for that purpose, not the ones from a wedding or a birthday party where you crop out people standing next to you. These crop jobs look immature and are definitely distracting.


Forget the Fedora

While you may just be trying to look like your cool, laidback self wearing a hat and/or sunglasses, ladies often assume you’re hiding something. Plus, many believe that the eyes are the windows to the soul, so they want to look into yours to see if their soul mate is in there!


One Makes Them Wonder

Even if you follow all of these tips and post one excellent and accurate photo, women may still wonder if they are viewing a realistic portrayal. Experts suggest posting at least 2 photos; one close-up and one full body shot. Get creative and show you with your pet or doing something you love. Silver, Gold, and Platinum Members can post up to 6 profile photos.


Don’t be the guy that rushes through his profile set-up and neglects his profile photos. Russian brides put considerable time and effort into presenting picturesque perfection for you. Return the favor and start uploading better pics today!