The Perfect LinkedIn Headshot Has Amazing Light

Characteristic #3 of the 9 characteristics of a perfect LinkedIn headshot explained why it is important for our headshots to show our faces to allow people to connect with us.

Well, amazing light is the most important part of making our eyes pop. I have yet to meet a pair of eyes that are not beautiful when properly lit. The human eye is amazing. Unfortunately, many of the headshots in use today do not illuminate the eyes.

High-End Headshots specializes in the lighting pioneered by Peter Hurley, the best headshot photographer in the world. The lighting features lighting that covers faces in flattering light. The lights are jammed close to each other and are placed near the face, getting a lot of light into the eyes.

If we want people to connect with us from our LinkedIn headshots, getting light into the eyes is a must. Let’s take a look at our profile pictures and see if there’s a lot of light in our eyes, or if the light is coming from one side or the other, or if our eyes are in the shadows.

Check out the other eight characteristics of the perfect LinkedIn headshot.

My name is Jon Meadows, and I am the headshot photographer and expression coach at High-End Headshots based in Washington, D.C. I am honored to be an associate headshot photographer of Peter Hurley, who runs the Headshot Crew.