Today Roxanne and I will show you how to take a good portrait, especially for a profile picture, using a standard lamp from Ikea. The Light on your Face can make your features look great or awful depending on where you position your Light source. The Distance you are from your camera and Depth of field can also really help you out.
Some important things to remember are to have a genuine SMILE and some kind of interaction. Friends and other things in the photo will make you look popular. Props also help, and can send the right message. Salsa means you can dance.