Using Your Picture Effectively
in the Photo Personals - How to Avoid Being Ignored
by Stephanie Constantina
Using the Photo Personals Online to Your Advantage Not
Disadvantage When Posting Your Picture.
When joining an online photo personals service, posting a
good photo is essential if you are not to be ignored by other
singles. These services are not called photo personals for
nothing! Yet many people waste this opportunity. They post
photos that show them head and shoulders with a bored or miserable
expression. Or they use a photo that is simply too blurred
or dark to show much. Some even go for a 'whacky' picture
that shows just part of their face, or shows them at an odd
The photo posted to your online personal profile needs to
be flattering, of course, but it also needs to reflect the
kind of person you really are. It is hard to beat a picture
which shows somebody smiling. Your photograph in the photo
personals is the first glimpse of you that someone else has.
Do you want to come across as a friendly, approachable person
or someone miserable, strange or unsympathetic?
This is why going to a professional photographer who specializes
in online photographs specifically for use at the photo personals
is certainly not a waste of money or time. On some online
personals sites you will find listings for such photographers
by area. Don't be tempted to ignore this aspect - it is far
too important to take any shortcuts and then end up using
an inferior photo image.
After all, you're paying for the online personals site, aren't
you? If your online photo image is one that everyone using
the site simply glosses over and ignores than you'd be wasting
Okay, the reality is that not everyone is going to go to
a professional photographer for their online personals photo.
That's human nature. If you can, and if you also can see the
importance of doing so, do go to a professional photographer.
But if you can't wait to get started or intend to upgrade
your photo or photos later then you will need to think carefully
about what you can achieve, photo-wise, on your own or with
a friend's help, immediately.
What, then, you should be aiming for, is a well lit photo
picture showing you in a natural stance, looking comfortable
and happy. This could be an image of you from the waist up,
inside a building or outside, dressed in casual clothes, essentially
being yourself - a portrait, in effect. If you can, take several
photos or get a friend to take them for you.
Many photo personals sites online allow you to post several
Photo Personals included. In this case one or two
of your secondary photos could be head and shoulder shots,
others whole body shots.
It is probably best that you use what is effectively a set
of photos all taken on the same occasion rather than a mish-mash
of different photos from different times and places that could
make you look - to someone who doesn't know you - like several
Taking time and making an effort with details such as these
can make all the difference to your experience and success
in using the online photo personals. Now look for examples
of how to get photos right (and wrong!) above right.
the Online Photo Profiles at PenPalsPlanet:
It couldn't be easier,
just select your preferences below then click the button. On
the next page you will see photos and details of singles who
are now looking for someone as a penpal or for dating. Give
it a try, it's free:
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