5 Tips For Thumbnail Headshots That POP!

April 10, 2012 · 11 comments

in Entrepreneurs

Nowadays your thumbnail headshot is used many places online, from social media profiles to articles to avatars. Make sure your thumbnail grabs attention with these 5 tips:

1. Give Good Personality
Although your photo is small, you still want your personality to shine. Use a shot with a great expression: warm, friendly, approachable, fun etc.

2. Wear Something Colorful
Wear a bold or bright color but stick to a solid color, nothing busy. This will help your image stand out.

3. Use a Close-up Shot
Keep the focus on your face and eyes by using a close-up image, and stay away from shots with busy backgrounds.

4. Crop
If you have a headshot you just love but it’s not close-up, or the background is a little busy then crop. Cropping is a great way to create a better thumbnail by putting more information in a smaller area. The idea is more face, less body.

5. Sharpen
When you upload your thumbnail double-check to make sure it’s not fuzzy. It should look clear to you on your screen. If not, use your image editor to sharpen the photo.

That’s all folks! Does your thumbnail headshot jump off the page?  I’d love to know your thoughts.


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