Take a great portrait in one minute!

Your PostTrade 360° photo guide

For PostTrade 360°, this industry is its people. That is why you find so many portraits on our pages. Here is how you take a good high-resolution portrait image of yourself and send it to us.

Perhaps you already have one you can give us? Please upload it here. The file size of a high-resolution image is in the megabytes (MB), or at least hundreds of kilobytes (kB). So the ones from LinkedIn and Facebook aren’t really detailed enough. 

To take a new picture in a snap, follow these steps: 

• Grab a phone. 
(All phones have great cameras these days.) 

• Ask a friend to click some portrait shots of you. 
(It is social and fun, and you don’t get that protruding selfie shoulder in the pic.) 

• Natural light, but not direct sunshine, is the best – but you take what you have.

• Stand against a distant background – or neutral. 
(If you are sharp, a remote background will be blurry and let you stand out in a good way. A few metres is often remote enough.)

• Let the phone/camera be held horizontally. 
(Our site, like most websites, usually crops images low and wide.)

• Take the pic at about 1–2 meters’ distance. This would capture the whole head and a bit of the chest, while leaving background especially to the left and right.
(We can crop pictures, but a remote face will get pixelly.)

• Use your camera’s “portrait” setting if you know it has one, else no worries. 

• Snap at least 5 pictures. Send 2–3 that you prefer, for example by uploading them here.

• If your camera offers to reduce the file size when sending – don’t. Use the full file size, in the megabytes, whenever you can.

So do you need expensive clothes, makeup and a hairdresser? No, we know that many companies overdo this but you don’t have to. Still, it can be good to bear in mind that your image will appear in a job-related setting rather than a private one. 

Any question, don’t hesitate to contact us!

Images and illustrations on this page are from Unsplash (Christian Buehner) and Pixabay (Christopher Campbell, OpenClipart-Vectors, Oberholster Venita).