In the process of building my network, I'm seeing a great deal of profile pictures. Stage 32 is NOT Facebook. It is a social network for professional show busniess people, and your picture has to reflect that. If you're portraying yourself as an actor, and an agent, producer, or casting agent goes to your page and they see a crappy picture of you sitting in your living room a million miles away from the camera, what does that tell them? It tell them that you're not professional, and they say "next". In this day and age of technology there is absolutely no excuse for that. If you can't afford professional pictures, EVERONE has a friend that has a good camera. Go out, shoot a couple of hundred shots, a handfull will probably be acceptable, but...you'll get a couple of great shots. Give some thought to what you're going to wear in the shot. What vibe do you want to send? Remember...this is your calling card. OK, you're a screenwriter, or a makeup artist..an argument can be made that the picture doesn't matter. Everything matters. First impressions are everything. It's the same thing with video. I always tell people, "Don't put a video of your performance up on youtube unless it's professional quality". It's the same with headshots and profile pictures.