Formal picture for a friend, C&C welcome.

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  1. julianliu

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    My friend asked me to take a kind of formal picture for her so she can use it for LinkedIn profile. Anyway, I used one light with a 70-200 mm lens to snap several pictures for her. Below are the results. We got some shots more formal with her wearing black suits but these are the ones she liked. What do you think? How to improve them?

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    #5, Excellent!!!
     
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    For Linkedin, the image will be VERY small, so reduce the size of all of these and re-post them. These are actually too large to evaluate on-screen on this monitor, in a web page.

    I've shot Linkedin profile images for business people before; you want to evaluate the images SMALL, because the images seen on Linkedin are more about the gestalt of the image than they are on fine details and nuances. I'm not kidding about any of this either. An image that looks good as a small image is a good image for an on-line profile image.
     
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    Your friend is pretty and you did very well. Congo's. Love the sparkle in the eyes .
    Cheers!
     
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    3 and 5 are good for a LinkedIn profile. All shots have very good lightning and colours so there's not much to say.
     
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    I don't know anything about LinkedIn but lovely images of pretty subject.
     
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    I agree with Derrel's suggestion.

    Also; since I'm unfamiliar with Linkedin, what kind of photos would one post there? IOW: What is the reason for it?
     
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    It is a social network more aimed at business and career networking.

    Love #3. Definitely resize the images and then judge.
     
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    Thanks for the advice, Derrel. Are you saying these photos can be framed differently to make them more appeal when looking at them as small images as online profile pictures? I mean, I see lots of such online profile pictures and they look good to me. Can it be fixed by cropping?
     
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    Cropping is not the same as down-sizing. Go ahead and downsize these just as they are to see what they look like small.
     
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    I am not sure whether reduce the size would help you to judge the photos, but here they are. Added one with suits. Actually #3 is my favorite, not hers.

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    I changed my mind. #7 all the way.
     
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