Make sure those clues are working for you, not against you – a big pile of dirty washing behind you in an untidy-looking flat isn’t going to do you any favours.
Don’t: Choose a photo where your face can’t be clearly seen Your dating photos should be all about showcasing you at your best.
Don’t: Use the flash on your camera (unless you’re a pro) My pet hate is photos taken with an on-camera flash.
When the flash sits so close to the lens it causes problems like “red-eye” and also creates a really horrible, unflattering light on the face.
This is your biggest opportunity to attract people to view your profile, so don’t waste it by using a photo that doesn’t show your face off.
I know that photo of you halfway up a mountain shows that you’re athletic, but if people can’t see your face, they’ll most likely pass you over in favour of profiles where the face is clearly displayed.
While trying to work out which one you are in the photo, your potential date might decide they like the look of other people in the shot more than you, or they might decide they don’t much like the look of your friends.
Don’t: Use blurry photos The first and easiest thing you can do is avoid using any photos which are blurry.
Having your face, especially your eyes, in pin-sharp focus will immediately draw people’s attention to your photos – for the right reasons.
So, armed with this information, you can up your game significantly in the dating arena by spending a little time choosing the best photos to help your profile stand out from the crowd.
As the UK’s only dedicated dating photographer, I thought I’d share with you some of my top tips for choosing the best photos.