The Story Behind My Profile Picture
The origin story isn't very interesting but this morning we had a development. Thanks @BWN_7
- •So technically I'm an assistant for a freelance event company, they just haven't started in Minneapolis
- •I was hired last June and they were hoping they'd launch in 6 months
- •They still haven't
- •However I needed headshots for my bio so I asked a photographer friend if he could help me out
- •So he took a few (gorgeous) photos and I picked one for the professional stuff and the one I have here is for funsies
- •That's as far as that story goes
- •I got an email from someone who works at HQ for the event company saying they haven't put mine up because it doesn't follow their guidelines about lighting
- •Not a huge deal except this is the third time I've sent over my headshot since last summer and I've never heard a peep about anything. Not even a confirmation email saying they received it. Nada. I've even sent it twice to this woman who emailed me
- •Plus nothing in their requirements state anything about lightingIt suggests you should have a white backdrop (which I don't I know), an open smile, and a upper body shot. So yes I don't have a white backdrop, but when you look on their website there are at least 10 other people who don't either!
- •And yes mine is kinda dark as I don't have a bright light in my face but there are people who have darker ones! Like half their face is in shadows!
- •Their "no's" say no selfies, no cropped photos, no half face photosAll of which mine isn't!
- •It's just upsetting as I'll have to pay for another round of these photos when I feel mine follows their requirements already! And they never said anything for almost a year! And there isn't a word about lighting in their requirements! Not a word!I sent an email this morning explaining all this, nicely. Now we wait