Does Your Headshot Show You As Confident and Approachable?
Most often I do get friend requests from people I don’t know. When looking at the thumbnail, if the photo looks good and attractive, I will click on it to see the big picture before contemplating accepting or rejecting the request. So if human being behaviours are the same all over, then most of us would be doing the same. Having a good professional headshot improves how good or bad people will see you.
The Out To Lunch Look
This above image of my soon to be 5 year old son characterises most headshots as lacking personality, expression, connection or displaying eagerness with cheesy smile. This is what we are conditioned to in our headshot.
Confident, friendly and approachable
The image below of my son shows a rather chilled down individual who is connected to the viewers with his eyes, displaying his personality and an air of confidence, friendliness and approachability.
Being photogenic is not a birthright. it is a learned behaviour.