Headshots… which should I use?

Oct 25, 2007 by

Okay, if you had to use a headshot for publicizing a new book (see other blog), which would you use?

Choice #1: Shot by a professional photographer at the last minute this morning who very nicely did it with no appointment or anything.

Choice #2: Technology Blog Avatar (a creation using SitePal software)

Can you see the resemblance?

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5 Comments

  1. Topher

    I prefer the first one. I think if you’d ask Eli his opinion, though, he might recommend having a hair brush hidden somewhere on your person.

  2. momma k

    I definitely prefer the first one–what a great picture of you, Maria. You really lucked out with a good photographer. Maybe you could talk Joel into getting his picture taken by the same one. Congratulations on your new book.

  3. Mighty Meg

    Well, I’d have gone with the second one, but the purple lady never seems to smile. So I’d guess you better go with the snazzy professional one. =) Looks good!

  4. Jenny

    Your portrait is beautiful! I love your shirt. But I also love how your avatar shaved her head-gotta love that! Did you see The Office episode this week when they were talking about avatars?

  5. Anonymous

    Maria, I would definitely go with the first one. I agree with Jenny. It is a beautiful picture. Your top, jewelry and hair are perfect.
    Carol

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