Tip No 9: Your Profile Photo

Good, a few questions have been coming in, thank you for reading this space on food photography and glad to see people getting interested in these snippets.

Now, one of the most repeated questions I’ve had this past week was how to make a cover photo for Facebook and Twitter. I’m no social media expert but I do tend to read the platform’s guidelines as I produce these type of pictures for my clients.

Hilton Metropole, Brighton

Facebook displays your cover photo at 820 px wide by 312 px tall on PCs and laptops and 640 px wide by 360 px tall on phones. This doesn’t mean that your photo must be sized that way, it only means that Facebook will automatically make a picture fit in those dimensions by cropping it, not stretching it.

You can right click save the picture below and use it as a template.

Facebook cover photo

Brighton Food Photography

Twitter is a different story, I still don’t know why, even when you follow Twitter’s recommended guideline of 1500 px wide by 500 px tall, it will automatically slice a chunk of your picture because of a hidden or invisible area on the top and bottom menus

Barfields Butchers

Once you account for that, your header picture should be easy to choose and set up:

Crocus Paella Catering

Use the template below for Twitter:

Twitter header

I hope you enjoyed this 2 quick tips and don’t forget to send me your questions and suggestions. Food Photography Workshop dates are coming soon so keep an eye out for that.

I’m off to enjoy the snow!

Until next time,


Copyright Notice: All photographs are subject to copyright and protected by UK and international law. Total or partial copy and/or reproduction is strictly forbidden. If you wish to use these photographs for personal, editorial or commercial purposes, please get in touch. ©Xavier D. Buendia / XDBPhotography


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