America's Next Top Model judge Nigel Barker stops in to share his tips on how to take your best profile picture for social
networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, MySpace and LinkedIn. Watch our video to learn how to shed pounds immediately for the camera and other secrets from the pros.
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Nigel Barker on How to Take a Great Facebook Profile Picture
Allison: We caught up with Nigel Barker who tells Fab Sugar how to take the perfect profile picture.
Nigel Barker: I know you all want to know about how to take a great Facebook picture. First of all, guys keep your shirt on. They don’t need to see your abs in your Facebook picture. And girls, remember smile, look to the camera and have fun with it.
If you are going in close with the camera, if possible, zoom in. Don’t bring the camera really close to your face to get the close up. That’s why people say the camera is 10 pounds. It is because of the wide angle lens. They’re actually distorting your face, so zoom in, no extra 10 pounds.
Now, if you are going a little wider and you are going to go for crop shot, don’t do anything too over the top. Remember, people think you look ridiculous when you’re in the—with you going like that. Be yourself, straight to camera. They know who you are and it shouldn’t be too much of a mystery.