What additional photos you should upload to your profile?

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Tips for the perfect profile photo: Part III

In this article, we look at what additional photos you should upload to your profile.

In prior posts, we have learnt what makes a good and bad main profile photo. The links to those articles are here:

Part II: What makes a good profile photo?

Part I: What makes a bad profile photo?

Our site along with many others allow you to upload more photos than just your profile photos.

These will not be used as your main profile photo, but should someone take an interest in you they can browse these to decide if they want to meet up.

So let’s explore what additional photos you should upload to your profile:

1. Let the background spark a conversation

If you have a nice photo with something of interest in the background (such as a famous landmark, venue, place) it can help the person contacting you to come up with their initial email.

So it’s a winner on two accounts, firstly it helps make you look interesting and secondly it helps someone contacting you to come up with the initial message.

2. Upload an activity shot

Nobody really likes to be with very lazy people.

OK, you don’t have to show yourself as a marathon runner, but if you can show yourself taking part in one of your favourite activities it shows you are definitely not a couch potato.

Perhaps you enjoy hiking, or cycling, or white water rafting? All of these would be great as an activity shot.

3. With friends

It’s nice to see someone socialising, so why not add just the one photo with you at a bar with some friends, or in a pub or perhaps at a special event?

Please please don’t upload any of the ones where you are drunk and crashed out on the couch!

4. Fun/silly photo (only if it’s your thing)

By all means, upload a photo of you doing something silly, but only if it really goes with your personality. People always think that being fun/silly is an attractive feature and to some extent it is, but its definitely not when it’s forced or not true.

Conclusion

So there you have it, that’s our round-up of what additional photos you should upload to your profile.

Don’t forget to go back and take a look at the other articles:

What makes a good profile photo?

What makes a bad profile photo?

Now you’re all set to upload the perfect photo.

 

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