Need a Professional Head Shot for Your LinkedIn Profile?
By Steve Morgan
Photographer Bimal Nepal and the Professional Development Collaborative are teaming up to offer professionals and job-seekers high-quality photos to replace selfies and family photos in their LinkedIn profiles and other professional materials.
Session One: Thursday, June 2
WIND South (Canton) at 12 pm
Session Two: Wednesday, June 8
Wind North (Wilmington) at 12:15 pm
To sign up send your name, email address, and WIND site to Linkedin Photos.
“A professional photo will be more powerful, and it can represent the person’s real personality because of technical details and impressive expression,” said Bimal, a veteran photojournalist, who is donating his services to PDC for the effort. Professionally shot photos would normally cost $100 to $300.
Bimal and PDC volunteers will be at the June 2, WIND South in the Trinity Episcopal Church, 1 Blue Hill River Road, Second Floor, Canton, MA. Led by career coach Dawn Quesnel, the WIND South networking group meets on the first and third Thursdays of the month from 9:30 a.m. to noon. WIND North, led by Fred Nothnagel, meets every Wednesday from 9 am – 12 pm at Wilmington Methodist Church, 87 Church Street, Wilmington, MA. A donation of $10.00 is requested, with all proceeds going to the Professional Development Collaborative, a nonprofit organization that provides low-cost training in professional job skills.
A veteran photojournalist, Bimal settled in the Boston area in 1999 after leaving his native country of Nepal due to a bloody civil war from 1996 to 2006. He had joined the staff of the Nepali national daily newspaper, The Samacharpatra, in 1994 and continued as a correspondent for the paper during his first year in the United States. Later he went to work for Bloomingdale’s as a photographer and sales associate and stayed on for almost 10 years. He went back to school to pursue his passion, photography, and graduated from Boston University in 2012.
This year he has been working as a freelance journalist and photographer while pursuing the elusive goal of landing a full-time job as a staff photographer for a news organization. His photojournalism has appeared on Demotix, a London based citizen journalism news agency, and in National Geographic, as well as in blogs and stock-photo portfolios such as iStockphoto and Corbis Images and in The Boston Globe.