I'm new in this site and in photography as well.

I don't have professional equipment (nor budget), but I think my gear is just enought for what I want to accomplish.

I want to gather some experience within my inner circle - and hopefully beyond that- in a niche market: LinkedIn's profile picture.

So, here I am, looking for experiences, recomendations, etc about gear, lighting, post processing, how to give directions during sessions, how to contact clients,... any advise is welcome.

My gear: Olympus PEN E-PL5 with a 45mm f1.8 lens 3 Remote flashes, light stand, shoot through umbrella, small softbox, reflector and a tripode.


EDIT: I'm adding thing I already readed to help others

Tips for creating attractive and useful head-shot style avatars

What is important when taking a professional profile picture?

closed as too broad by Esa Paulasto, Michael C, MikeW, AJ Henderson, Nir Jun 9 '14 at 9:46

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  • @MichaelClark Thanks for the link, but it seems partial considering the things I'm asking. It's more or less in the same line of answer I've already commented above. – Horaciux May 31 '14 at 20:44
  • I voted to Leave Open but I was awfully close to voting close. I think you might get the answer you want by concentrating on how a LinkedIn photo would be different from a regular corporate head shot. Personally I have no idea how they would be different aside from aspect ratio possibly. – Paul Cezanne Jun 2 '14 at 12:09
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    And your question is WAY too broad, combining lighting and marketing in the same question? No, but the basic question is possibly interesting. – Paul Cezanne Jun 2 '14 at 12:10