43 thoughts on “New Author Photo

  1. Are you kidding me? Hands down #1 – those eyes! Wow, so intense and riveting just like your books. Can I vote multiple times?

  2. PS. I always liked your current photo. Photo number 2 reminds me of your current picture, but with less light on your face and shadowing.

  3. All three are beautiful photos, Lynn. I like number two the best. Your position looks so relaxed and natural. Plus, you look great in pink!

  4. #1 is the best of the three. Being a photographer I’m inclined to tell you why. =)))

    1. Your head is tilted ever so slightly (better composition)
    2. It’s zoomed out more. This coupled with your head tilting gives your face a longer (nicer/thinner) appearance. It also helps by giving us more of your hair to look at. This also creates a longer/leaner appearance. Photo #3 cuts off too much of your hair. Plus, there is too much space above your head in the photo. Makes you look shorter than you actually are. Perception is everything. =))

    Photo #2 – the light is way too harsh, and the prickly pear is too busy. I’d go for a calmer, if not more open, scenic desert background.

    Sorry for the long winded approach to my favorite. =)

  5. I like the 3rd one as it is a closer view of the 1st one. I like close ups – a personal preference. I like #2 as a nice photo of you but I think the more direct look is better on a book jacket. You’re beautiful in all of them!

  6. All three are attractive. #1 is too far away to see clearly. The same shot– photo #3 is closer and prefered. Even closer would be better as it would show the face more clearly. While #2 is a darling photo, the face is half shadowed and doesn’t have a professional look. For any website, avatar, book cover, etc. clarity is desired. The clearer the better. Fans want to see you.

  7. I like #2 the best because you look more relaxed and approachable in it. Maybe it’s the pink shirt πŸ˜‰ Ya gotta love pink. And that cactus is cool. They are all good pics, though. Good luck deciding (although #2 has a lead on the others)

    1. Thanks, Lindsay. There were some HUGE cactus out there while shooting pictures on this desert location. Beautiful, but the sun was an issue for sure. πŸ™

  8. Number one–Your eyes really stand out, which is what makes it top number three. I love the feel of number two, but your face is in the shadows.

    All three are beautiful, though :).

  9. Looks like everyone is loving the cactus. That’s a great shot, but I still think it’s too bright. Dang sun. LOL! All so pretty. You’ll do fine with whichever you choose. Have a great day!

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