Deconstruction of a Profile Pic

What’s the story behind a great profile picture? Most of us like to have a memorable and meaningful profile pic. It’s how you present yourself and it can really help to lift your online status.

We followed “Joel”:../JoelPhillips and “Holly”:../HollyBrisley, capturing all the action, fun and bizareness that can go into the perfect profile pic, using their Nikon “COOLPIX cameras”:../gear/digital-compact-cameras of course! Watch “Joel”:../articles/deconstruction-of-a-profile-pic-joels-story and “Holly’s”:../articles/deconstruction-of-a-profile-pic-hollys-story videos and get inspired to create some awesome profile pics.

h3. How it Works

What happens in the lead-up to a great profile pic? In the video below, Joel explains how you can upload your favourite profile picture, it’s story, and have the chance to win a $5000 ultimate profile picture experience. There’s 3 to be won!

h3. WIN the ultimate profile pic experience with Nikon COOLPIX

There are two kinds of profile pic:
* *A memorable instant, often captured by chance* – hanging out with your mates, the mankini you wore to the work party, that crazy face you pull…or simply that look that says who you are.
* *A carefully constructed and posed shot* – it takes hours (or even days) to perfect but it’s one that gets heaps of comments and feedback.

h4. The Prize

We’re giving 3 My Nikon Life members a once in a lifetime opportunity. Simply show us your favourite profile pics and tell us how you’d spend $5,000 to create your ultimate profile pic and you could win:
* A $5,000 budget to shoot your ultimate profile pic, including:
** Travel for up to 3 people within Australia
** Up to $1,000 worth of Nikon product
** Up to $1,000 spending money
* A Nikon “COOLPIX S8000”:../gear/digital-compact-cameras/s8000 digital camera, valued at $499

h4. Ideas

We’re looking for ideas that express you as an individual…whatever you want to be doing wherever you want to be doing it:
* You at your dream location, wherever it is in Australia
* Hiring an amazing location
* Having a kick about with your favorite footy team
* Getting a stylist to give you a makeover
* Going to see your favorite band in concert
* Parachuting or doing a bungee jump
* Burying yourself in a mountain of strawberries
* Diving with whale sharks
* Wherever your imagination takes you…

h3. How to win
# *Step 1:* If you’re not already a member of My Nikon Life you need to join – it’s very quick, free and simple to do
# *Step 2:* Upload up to 5 profile pictures that represent you
# *Step 3:* In the album description, explain how you would spend $5,000 to create your ultimate profile pic experience in 255 characters or less (that’s approximately 42 words)
# *Step 4:* In the description for each photo, tell us the story behind how your profile picture came about in 255 characters or less (that’s approximately 42 words)

The closing date is 30 June 2010 and the 3 winners will be announced on My Nikon Life on 16 July 2010.

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Good luck!


Published by mynikonlife Apr 30, 2010