How to improve responses on your Online PortfolioWritten by Artriva Studios
In this fast paced world rew relationships are being constantly made online be it for serious long term commitments through Matrimony Sites, Business / Professional relationships through LinkedIN. Even the new age Tinder is also throwing up some long term relationships. Hence it is very important to have a good impeccable professional photographs for each site based on the kind of response you are looking for.
Use a simple bio
- A few words are fine - Choose Words display who you really are.
- Don’t go overboard with your quirkiness and don’t try to be overly funny.
- Important : Be Yourself
- Do not leave your bio blank
Show your personality through pictures
- Choose at least six photos that clearly represent your personality and everyday lifestyle. Make sure there is a mix of headshots, body shots and if you are adventurous, include an photograph involving some activity.
- Try to avoid selfies. Research shows that outdoorsy photos get upto 20% more swipes while selfies can get over 10% fewer swipes.
- Remember you want to highlight your best features.
- Your main profile picture makes all the difference.
Have good-quality photos
- Quality over Quantity - That is the Mantra
- Avoid blurry, poorly cropped, highly edited photos and heavily filtered photos.
- Show what you really look like.
- Highly edited and heavily filtered will make it look like you are hiding something and insecure.
Avoid group photos
- Your prospective matches are not going to waste time analysing ten different images, trying to decipher which one out of the group photo is you.
- Definitely avoid photos involving you with your ex partners or people from the opposite sex.
- In general 90% of of group photos receive a negative reaction.
- Although having group photos show you are social, you don’t want to miss on a potential match who does not like / has a misunderstanding with someone in your group.
- People who look / interact directly into the camera receive the most responses.
- But don’t go deleting all your non-smiling pictures. you may choose to have a few that gives a sense of mysteriousness
- Choosing what photo you want as your main is an important choice. Smiling is attractive for both genders and will make you look for genuine and inviting.
Highlight your best features
- Let’s be honest - If you have a good body, don’t be afraid to accentuate it ; while at the same time don’t make it too obvious.
- Although these photos will get you messages, it may not potentially lead to an ‘actual conversation’, well not in comparison with other photos anyways. This is why you should display photos that represent you to receive more meaningful messages.
Get Feedback (filter some images)
- Get someone to choose their favourite photos of you and rank them for you. Once you find some consistency, you would be able to have an idea on what kind of photos you want to display.
Hire a Professional Photographer
- Most of the time, even the portrait mode of the latest iPhones just isn’t going to cut it (the fake bokeh / blur stands out like a sore thumb. Nothing beats the output of some nice glass.
- So unless you have a talented bestie or roommate with a DSLR camera and a few professional lenses and some spare time for you, getting an professional is a good idea.
- A professional will direct your shoot and ensure that most of the above points are covered (we still recommend you write your bio yourself)
- Hiring a professional ensures that all of the technical details like lighting are met.
Artriva Studios has some cool photographers and some classy stylists who can help you create Amazing Pictures for your Matchmaking Portfolio or even photographs for your professional profiles on LinkedIN. Check out our packages today
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