Taking a selfie is EASY. You just take your camera, point it at your face, and shoot. Anyone can take a selfie and post it on their social media account. The dilemma comes when you want to take the PERFECT selfie. A selfie’s a selfie but it actually takes a few things before one can put it on another level. Be it on Facebook or Instagram, you know you’ve hit the perfect selfie when the likes and reactions just come rolling in no matter the time of day. So how does one do it? Well, here’s how.
Lighting Is Everything
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Anyone who’s taken a selfie before will know that bad lighting equals ugly results. Taking it indoors is only a good idea if it’s well lit. However, the best light source you can get is mother nature herself. The next time you want to take a good selfie, make sure to stand right by your window where daylight strikes your face. If it’s night time, make sure to find the right kind of lighting, preferably a room that has one or more light bulbs.
A Smile That Fits
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One of the challenges of taking a selfie is your smile. Now, I’m not saying that it requires a smile but people tend to do it when they’re taking one. To find a smile that fits, practice in the mirror. Try different iterations of a smile. Should you show your teeth or will a simple smile do? If you’re doing the former, make sure you’re putting your teeth on full display. If it’s a closed smile, find the perfect balance between simple and expressive.
Generally, you’d want to smile when taking one. The display of joy in your face tends to bring the beauty out of most pictures taken and it lightens the mood of certain people.
Find The Right Angle
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Point your camera at the face from the bottom will not only show more of your chin but it removes the distinction between your face and neck. Unless you want to look like a no-chin turtle, it’s always best to find the right angle. Now, the majority of people will tell you to do the opposite of the bottom selfie. While that’s true, taking a selfie from a high angle will further define your jawline and it’ll make you look you lost 10 pounds. However, it all falls on you to find a specific angle that works.
While we’re on this subject, try and find your “Good Side”. I don’t know about you, but we just look good in certain angles. When taking a selfie, try and turn your head slightly to your good side.
Primp It Up!
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Taking a selfie and posting to your social media account means you’re putting yourself on display. Knowing this, always remember to check if you actually look decent before a selfie. Don’t forget to make minor adjustments to your hair or maybe a piece of lunch is still stuck between your teeth. If you want the best selfie, then you have to look your best. Unless you’re part of the perfect gene pool, then it’s probably a bad idea to post a selfie the moment you woke up from an eight-hour sleep.
A Few Quick Tips To Remember
The quality of your camera also dictates the kind of photo that it takes. Usually, phones are equipped with decent front cameras but taking a photo from the back camera is safer.
Taking a quick selfie after a workout will help you look thinner and better. Though I would suggest wiping away the sweat first.
The background helps elevate the overall quality of your pic. Don’t try and make a fool out of yourself by taking one in a filthy public bathroom.
A natural portrait shot involves a vertical shot, but sometimes you can try to do a landscape one and see for yourself how it affects the shot as a whole because it tends to show more of the background.
If there’s anything that you can take away from this article, is the fact that a selfie stands as a representation. And I know that a it doesn’t tell the whole story but it helps to build a social image. A face that you use to represent yourself out in public. If you want to take the perfect selfie, then remember to have the courage and confidence to do it. Because of most of the time, the thing that prevents you from taking a good selfie is your will.