At our job counseling sessions, they advise us to improve our LinkedIn profile by having a picture. It increases your visibility and more people are likely to click on your profile if you have a picture. I finally surrendered and decided to put my picture out there. So I dragged out my broken tripod. The handle for the centre leg broke off years ago. I keep it around for “decoration”. I made a lot of test shots and cringed at the results. I wanted to do it by the window but I don’t have a good spot.
Eventually I found a spot, set up my flash, figured out how to adjust the focus without a subject, got dressed (just a shirt, tie, blazer) and took a bunch of pictures. Finally there was one that looked okay. There are some small shadows behind me from the flash that I couldn’t figure out how to remove. But for a small LinkedIn picture, I don’t think people will notice.
One thing I noticed is that the pictures that I thought would work out when I checked the camera weren’t that great when I imported them to my laptop. In the end, it was the picture which was the brightest. I still don’t like getting my picture taken even by myself. Selfie – not me.
On another note, thank you for the thoughts, prayers and kind wishes for my sister. I stayed with her yesterday afternoon and for dinner. I think it’ll be a couple of more weeks before the meds and her body stabilizes. One lesson for us is to make sure we have a family doctor. Her family doctor retired and she never got around to getting one. A walk in clinic is ok but you still need a family doctor who is familiar with your history and someone you’re comfortable dealing with. The worst time to look for a new doctor is when you’re sick.