Taking the Perfect Profile Picture2:34 with Allison Grayce Marshall
In this video, Allison shows us how to take the perfect profile photo.
[Treehouse] 0:00 [Treehouse Lifestyles: The Perfect Profile Picture with Allison Grayce] 0:04 [teamtreehouse.com] 0:06 In this badge, we're going to learn how to make the perfect profile picture. 0:08 Keep in mind when making a profile picture, it's less about how you really look 0:11 and more about how you appear to look. 0:15 Your profile picture should not be seen as just one photo 0:18 but as a series of photos that make you appear much more 0:22 well-rounded than you really are in real life. 0:25 They should make you appear more adventerous, more athletic, better looking, 0:27 wealthier, and more popular than you actually are. 0:31 It all boils down to an illusion. It's a character. 0:35 For example, this is my southern dress, and it reminds all my friends that I'm from Kentucky. 0:40 Hey, y'all. 0:46 Next up is my party dress. 0:48 This tells people that I'm in the mood to party. 0:50 I'm always the prettiest girl in the room. 0:54 Oh my god, is that [bleep] wearing my dress? 0:56 It never hurts to have a profile picture with an instrument in it. 0:59 Every guy loves a girl who's a little bit of artsy. 1:03 G, E, D, C. 1:06 They will love this down at the coffee shop. 1:15 Lastly, is my I'm-so-much-more-athletic-than-you-ever-knew outfit. 1:18 I'm not actually going to run a marathon, but I can fake it. 1:25 Speaking of which, let's set up a scene. 1:28 The next shot we're going to talk about today is the self-shot. 1:47 What we're going to need to achieve the self shot is a protractor and a phone. 1:50 First, apply your protractor the shoulder. 1:56 Now, move your arm to approximately a 40-degree angle. 1:59 It might be tempting to want to go ahead and take the picture at this point, 2:03 but that's when bad things happen. 2:06 What we're going to do now--it might be a little bit tricky-- 2:08 but we're going to flip the protractor over, 2:11 continue to move your elbow to about a 40-degree angle here-- 2:14 I like to call this the AAF or "Allison Angle of Flattery." 2:18 Go ahead and flash your baby blue eyes and take that picture. 2:23 No duck faces. 2:26 That's how you take the perfect profile picture. Happy social networking. 2:28 [Treehouse] 2:32
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