Professional Online Dating Photos
Professional Online Dating Photos Sydney
Are you using online dating apps like Hinge, Bumble or Happn? How are your photos looking? Hopefully you don’t have cropped photos of your ex, or photos posing with a drugged tiger in Thailand. Online dating is much like advertising, only the product is you!
Perhaps you’re using photos taken many years ago, or you’re just “not good in photos”. I can help! With many years experience taking photos for online dating, Jordan understands what is needed from a photo to help sell yourself online.
With bars, clubs and other venues closed, it’s not easy to connect with new people. It’s now even more important than ever to have professional photos.
How does it all work?
We have a chat, so I can get to know you better get you relaxed about being in front of the camera. If you’d like to go for a coffee to start your shoot, let me know! Normally I shoot in urban settings and parks, but you are more than welcome to book a location shoot, and you can decide where you want to be photographed.
During your shoot I will take many photos (usually around 500), from which I will select the “proofs”, or the best images (normally between 50-100). You then select your top photos (number dependent on package), and I will professionally colour correct them and retouch them to get you looking your absolute best self.
Why Choose Us?
With many options now available for professional online dating photos, why choose us over a competitor? Firstly, Jordan is the only photographer working under his brand. With Jordan you can guarantee he will be your photographer.
Jordan has worked with clients from all walks of life and has over 10 years of experience with portraiture.
Three things go into getting a good photo of a subject, obviously, the technical aspects of the photo are important, I only use top-of-the-line Canon lenses, and use soft lighting. The next is location and backgrounds, which I keep clean and make you the focus of the image. The third and often overlooked element of a good dating photo is to have a relaxed subject. If someone is relaxed they look good. I often say 90% of a good photo is having a relaxed subject, the other 10% is the technical aspects.
In The Press
I’ve recently been quoted in British GQ about what makes the best tinder photos.
From David Levesley’s story:
While professional Tinder photographer Jordan Shields also says to avoid group shots, he suggests you replace them with photos where you’re doing activities “that perhaps the other person could see themselves doing with you. Sell yourself as the dream guy that someone wants to spend time with, [doing] whatever it is you do.”
“Do wear new or dry-cleaned clothes, no faded polo shirts,” adds Shields. “Even a new white T-shirt looks nice.” Dress to impress and make sure your grooming is up to snuff too. “Do neaten up your beard or facial hair, or go clean-shaven,” says Shields. “It can’t be somewhere in the middle.”
For Jordan Shields, some things are pretty dependable: “medium shots, basically portraits from the waist up” are best, he says. For day looks appear relaxed, for evening shots make sure you’re dressed up for a night on the town.
Other things, however, are far from gospel. “It really does differ from guy to guy. Some men get better results smiling and looking at the camera, some find looking away and being more serious in their photos works better, but I’m sure that says more about what others are attracted to, so why not try both?”