**earlier today, I did a post on regular profile pics. This one is about doing an unusual one**
If you're a paranormal geek, getting a good nightvision/IR shot of yourself is key. You can take still shots from video, but you can also fake them or get real ones cheaply.
Fake: Take a shot of yourself with a flash camera at night. Put the shot up on Photoshop and desaturate it so it's black and white. If you want to give it a TV-style nightvision look, adjust colors to lots of green and a little bit of yellow.
Real: Here's an IR light you can use when photographing. It's only 13.98 on Amazon.
This shot (above) was done by moving slightly while taking the shot. Gives a ghostly effect.
In the right setting, a hint of where you are, an abandoned building, a corn maze, or a cemetery can give you a real "in the field look."
This one (above) was a Blair Witch attempt to create a creepy image that says a bit about what's going on and a lot left to the imagination.
This shot (above) was done to make you wonder -- where is she at night? Why must we hush up?
Your classic head shot can be done in nightvision and it can give it a very cool feel. The light tends to make dark things look like so the effect is disorienting and soulless.
Taking a black and white nightvision shot and tinting it with green and a touch of yellow makes it look like the field IR lights used by the popular ghost shows.
Anyone into anything paranormal should get at least one IR or FLIR shot of himself/herself to use for profile pics and a little memory of field work.