What is the biggest mistake people make in their profile pictures?
They use out-of-focus [photos], sloppy clothes, inappropriate facial expressions, bathroom selfies (with urinal behind them!), bad angles -- [images are] too close up or too far away, taken below or above in unflattering ways, or too dark or light. -Ann
They don’t pick photographs that make them appear friendly and approachable. The thing to remember for your primary profile photo is to show yourself smiling and happy. -Rob
What is the first thing everyone should consider for their profile pics?
If you were trying to sell a house, would you take a photo with the paint chipping, the door falling off, litter on the ground and bad landscaping? We are not saying take "glamour" shots or posed studio shots, because they won't reflect the relaxed you. But [do use] a terrific head shot or even head/shoulder, that has you looking inviting and approachable. Wearing the right clothes and color for your coloring is very important, too. -Ann