Secrets of great artist bio pictures

Want to know how to take professional portrait pictures that put your best face forward? We’ve collected some hot tips.
a black and white head and shoulders portrait picture of artist Yumi Umiumare.

Preparing to take our artist bio photo is the kind of thing most of us approach with the same kind of knot in our stomachs that we feel before job interviews.

Whether we create it ourselves or engage a professional, the portraits that grace our CVs and other promotional material, are inevitably an essential part of our professional profiles.

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ArtsHub's Arts Feature Writer Jo Pickup is based in Perth. An arts writer and manager, she has worked as a journalist and broadcaster for media such as the ABC, RTRFM and The West Australian newspaper, contributing media content and commentary on art, culture and design. She has also worked for arts organisations such as Fremantle Arts Centre, STRUT dance, and the Aboriginal Arts Centre Hub of WA, as well as being a sessional arts lecturer at The Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA).