Tips to take selfie
We live in a world of smart phones, touch screen and off course…SELFIE. Selfies are become one of the fun ways to show to the world the way you are, your confidence, personality and fashion sense. There is a way to take attention grabbing selfies.
- Capture a good angle: Instead of taking the picture head-on, experiment with different angles to show off your features. If one turns slight to the left or right the features will appear less flat. Holding a camera slightly higher than your head so that it’s pointing down on you will make your eyes look bigger and help you avoid “pig nose.” Know your “good side” and take the photo from that side of your face. It’s the side of your face that looks the most balanced and symmetrical.
- Be yourself: Flash a real smile and not a fake. A sad face will not help. Practice this in front of the mirror. A selfie showing off your new hairstyle, for example, should show your hair from the most flattering angle. You could also take a selfie holding a new item you just bought
- Try a natural look: Do not add too many filters. Taking a snapshot of yourself with minimal make up can give the illusion that you are giving social media friends the real glimpse of you.
- Find a perfect lighting: Having a solid light source is an essential part of taking any kind of photograph, and selfies are no different. If you try to take a selfie in a dimly-lit room or one with harsh fluorescent lighting, it won’t turn out the way you want it to. Natural light is the most flattering kind, so try to take your selfie near a window or outdoors. Keep the sun or other light source in front of you, a bit above eye level, for the most flattering shot. The light will brighten and soften your features, rather than casting harsh shadows across your face. If it’s off to the side or behind you, your features could appear shadowy or distorted. Natural light renders colors more faithfully than artificial light, but you can use artificial light to fill shadows.
- Don’t use a mirror unless there’s no other way to get the shot you want: The picture will appear in reverse, your camera will be visible, and you’re likely to end up with a strange glare. Plus, your selfie could appear distorted, since mirror glass doesn’t always reflect back a perfectly accurate image. Stretch out your arm, use your wrist to point the camera toward your face, and snap away. It might take some practice to get it right, but eventually you’ll know exactly where to position the camera to make sure it captures your whole face.
- Grab a few more people to be in the photo: The first requirement of a selfie is that you have be in it, but there’s no rule that says you have to be alone! Grab some friends, siblings and other people to take a picture with you. The picture won’t be as controlled, but it’ll be visually interesting and fun for other people to look at and share.
- This is a good way to take a selfie in public if you’re self-conscious about taking a picture of just yourself.
- The more people in the picture, the better when it comes to sharing! If you have a group of friends instead of just one or two, the picture is likely to get passed around and liked by more people.
- Consider the background of your picture: The best selfies have more than just a face. There’s something interesting to look at in the background too. Whether you take your selfie inside or outdoors, check around you first to see what’s going on in the background. Position yourself so that you’re in front of the background you want people to see.
- Strike a pose: Not everyone knows what angle works best for you. For most people, the best angle for a selfie is one that’s slightly higher than their line of vision. And you probably shouldn’t stare directly into the camera, either. “Most people don’t look their best straight-on.