I took the photo I use on my blog, and for all the other innumerable sites, myself. I’ve gotten a few compliments on it, but I really don’t love it that much.
I also need a different one for instances when I’ve got some space – like on my blog – and instances where I don’t – like twitter, linkedin, etc.
But I’m finding that making a good photo of myself is far more challenging than I thought. Everything I shoot looks the same, and it’s boring. The first one was taken using my little Canon P&S camera, but I’ve now got the remote for my Nikon D70, so the camera isn’t the issue. It the lack of imagination.
Sara Santiago has an awesome photo. So does Bruce Schneier. Kevin Rich has a good one too. There are lots of them out there, and the only thing I see that they have in common is that they a) aren’t the usual studio portrait, and b) convey the person’s spirit.
I want to hire a photographer but the family coffers have no funds for that. I do have a few skills, so barter is an option.
I need someone willing to take a good photo of me, or failing that, willing to take a poop-load of photos on the theory that one of them will be good.
I’m more than willing to return the favor.