How to Take Pictures for your Virtual Consult

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  • Photo should include entire area from the neck to the waist.
  • Hair should be tied back and jewelry (earrings, necklaces, piercings) removed beforehand.
  • Background should be Homogenous, ideally blue.


  • For profile pictures, position yourself at a 90º angle from the camera, keeping your head straight and looking forward.
  • Hang arms by your side with your hands approximately 12 inches away from your body.
  • Posture (arms & body) should be identical in all 3 photos.


  • For best results, take photos in a bright environment, ideally with natural light, although artificial light is OK.
  • Camera should be held perpendicular to the body.
  • Camera should be approximately 5 feet away from body.
  • If light is poor, use the camera’s flash.
  • Photos should be in colour and JPG Format.
  • Any type of camera can be used, including smartphone, ipad, digital camera, etc.
  • Photos should be taken in portrait orientation and not landscape.