Auto Care Insider Volume 92 - (Page 14)
When you're in front of the camera,
angles are your friend because they
create shadows, that if used correctly
can make you look even slimmer.
Don't sit face on to the camera. Turn
one shoulder closer to the camera so
your body is at an angle. Here's my
favorite trick to avoid a double chin.
Jut your head forward (a bit like a
tortoise) and tip your chin down. This
feels ridiculous, but works because it
makes the jawline tighter.
Excerpted from: http://leadersinheels.
Do dress conservatively for the
picture and wear clothes that would
be appropriate for your work place. Do
not wear sexy, form fitting, or revealing
clothing for your business portrait.
Do dress in solid colors. Don't wear
patterns as they can be distracting and
become dated quickly. Red and yellow
can cast an unflattering light on your face
so don't wear them near the face. If you
are light skinned do not wear white near
your face as it will make you look pale.
Do use a professional photographer
with an established reputation.
Avoid having a family member or
friend take your photos, no matter
how "well meaning" they might be.
Do make sure your photographer
does at least basic re-touching. It's
important to project a polished image
by removing things like stray hairs and
blemishes. Don't go overboard with the
re-touching and end up making your
photo look like a plastic Barbie doll.
Do have the photo taken in a place
you'll feel comfortable. You do not have
to take a studio portrait. You can have your
picture taken in your work environment,
home, or outdoors, if you prefer. Just
make sure it's taken by an experienced
location photographer so it won't end
up looking like a snapshot. Regardless
of where the picture is taken, don't use
elaborate sets or props - keep it simple.
Do smile! It's very important to smile in
your professional portrait. A smiling image
has been proven time and time again to
make people feel more at ease. It's also
a widely held belief that a person who
smiles is more trustworthy. Do not try to
look stern in your photo - people will not
take you more seriously if you look mean.
Excerpted from: http://www.forbes.com/sites/
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Auto Care Insider Volume 92
Association News-YANG Connect
Market Intelligence: e-tailing infographic
Inside Technology-social influencer program
Member Profile-Kathleen George
International Focus-looking at Latin America
Government Affairs-advocacy leadership team
Impact Awards-Brandi Gardner
Head of the Class-Olympus Imported Auto Parts Corp.
Market Intelligence-checking in with China
An Industry Treasure-Be Car Care Aware
Auto Care Insider Volume 92