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Questions To Ask To See If It’s Time for a New LinkedIn Profile Photo.

Is It Time for a New LinkedIn Profile Photo? Ask Yourself These Questions to Find Out Have you ever stopped and thought “I need to update my LinkedIn profile?” Maybe you’ve just landed a new job, started your own business, or made a significant career change. Whatever the reason, updating your LinkedIn profile is a great way to show potential employers and connections your latest accomplishments and skills. Look at your current profile photo on LinkedIn. Is it still an […]

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DON’T BLINK: The Power of First Impressions in Your LinkedIn Profile Photo

DON’T BLINK: The Power of First Impressions in Your LinkedIn Profile Photo In the world of first impressions, there’s a phenomenon known as “thin slicing.” Picture this: our brains are like finely tuned filters, sifting through a sea of information to focus on the key details that reveal volumes about a person. This innate ability allows us to make remarkably accurate judgments in mere seconds. It’s like a superpower we didn’t even know we had. When you meet someone for […]

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How & Where To Use Your New Headshot

A Guide: Uploading & Using Your New Headshot You’ve got a brand new headshot, and you’re ready to update it across the board. There are lots of places to update your image, and I’ve created a resource so you can stay on top of it (and get those old, outdated images out of the way!). The below instructions have been provided when working from a computer browser. I’m using Google Chrome on an Apple MacBook Pro. Google: Gmail, Reviews, & […]

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How to find a good headshot photographer.

How do I find a good headshot photographer? Have you ever struggled having your photograph taken before? Finding the process awkward or uncomfortable?Did you end up with headshots that didn’t feel right, or even really look like you? If so, it’s likely that you haven’t quite bonded with your photographer. It could be that the conversation didn’t flow, you don’t like their photography style, or they over-retouched your photos. Finding a headshot photographer sounds simple enough, but there are things […]

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2022 in review

2022 YEAR IN REVIEW 2022 was a great year, and it is mind-blowing to think we are now in 2023! Over the past few years in business there have been many changes – not only within Julia Nance Portraits, but changes across the headshot and personal branding trends as a whole. I’ll cover the 2023 branding trends to look out for soon, but first, here is a recap of my favourite 2022 moments to inspire you for the year ahead! […]

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2021 Style Guide For Headshots & Personal Branding

2021 Style Guide For Headshots & Personal Branding 5 personal branding trends to follow 2021 feels like a fresh of breath air. In Melbourne, 2020 had us enduring long lockdowns and disruption to business and daily life. But now, 2021 has an uplifting feel in the air. We resume our normal life, and people are beginning to get back into their routines again. While we in a covid lockdown up last year, many of us had a lot of time […]

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When To Update Your Headshots

What should you wear for your LinkedIn Headshot? If you’re currently using a headshot across your social platforms, email and website, then that’s great – you’re on the right track. However, it’s important to make sure your headshot stays up to date and relevant. What should my headshot say? Essentially, your headshot communicates who you are. It’s a vice to guide first impressions. Which is why it’s important that your headshot is capturing the right things. For you, this might […]

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How to take a headshot - 15 tips from a professional headshot photographer

How to take a headshot – 15 tips from a professional headshot photographer.

How To Take A Headshot Tips from a professional headshot photographer In Melbourne, Covid-19 had most of us in complete lockdown for months. While we were all working from home and staying in isolation, I put together a guide to assist people in capturing an updated headshot. After all, nobody was able to go to a professional headshot photographer! Since then, this blog post has brought people to my website from all over the world (it’s a little crazy, actually!).┬áSo […]

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Headshots Or Mugshots?

I’ll be honest here, I get a little bit sad every time I hear someone refer to a headshot as a ‘mug shot’. Many people think of school photos when they think of headshots. The process of sitting down for 10 seconds, then up and away. Results that nobody really likes, and that haunt you for the next year. But that’s the point I’m hoping to make about headshots here: Headshots aren’t like school photos. They aren’t like mugshots. Headshots […]

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Headshot Style Ideas

The concept of a headshot is simple enough. You know that you need an updated image. It needs to make sure that you’re recognisable. The image should be professional, and it should relate to what you do. But when it comes to a headshot or branding portrait, there are so many choices and considerations you can make. Many of my clients give me creative license to help them with choices like backgrounds, lightings and outfits. I love being able to […]

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