Social media gave rise to an obsession among the younger generation eager to document every significant moment of their life and share it with the world. This craze even led to a new word in the dictionary called “selfie.” If you are on social media the chances are you have at least one selfie in your albums.
It’s not easy to click a photo of yourself and most of the time it leads to awkward poses or blurry photos. If you are going to jump on the bandwagon and take a selfie you might as well do it right.
Secret #1: Zoom In
One of the worst mistakes while taking a selfie and one of the most common is being able to see the person’s hand stretching out for the phone. You can easily resolve this by taking a tighter shot. Zoom in with your phone camera and then hold it away from your face so that the background is cut off and the complete focus is on you. Use this technique to show off your beautiful features.
Secret#2: Last Minute Adjustments
Before you even plan on taking a selfie, remember to check yourself out. Can’t find a mirror? Well, you don’t really need one. Just turn your front camera on and make those last minute adjustments to your hair and makeup. Using the front camera also gives you an idea of how the photo will look against the background and lighting. Once you are happy with the way things look, switch off your front camera and click that stunning shot.
Secret#3: Be Expressive
Remember you are the star of your selfie, so you need to put on a show. A good selfie is not always about looking beautiful. Try a mix of expressions, show emotions or tilt your head a little to the side to add depth to the picture. If you can’t think of any wacky emotions, just smile, you can never go wrong with a smile. It’s also important to remember to tilt your head downwards so that your selfies don’t show the inside of your nose.
Secret#4: Get Your Angles Right
Your angles matter while taking a selfie. Be sure to hold your phone slightly above your head so you can look up at the camera and let light fall on your face. Some people have a favorite side which they think looks better in a photo. Go ahead and show off your best side. A slight angle adds more dimension to a photo, making it much better than a straight on shot.
Secret#5: Let there be Light
Lighting is essential for any photo, so make sure you take a selfie where there is sufficient light. An outdoor shot works best giving a more natural look. Have the sun rays falling on your face for an angelic look. You can get the best lighting early morning during sunrise or an hour before sunset. If you need to take a selfie indoors, find a white or any light coloured wall as it will bounce light and brighten up your photo.
Selfies are often taken to show off new clothes or an interesting look. For this type of selfie its best to find a full-length mirror. Try to stand at an angle to the mirror and take the picture. Go ahead and try out these tips and tricks for a perfect selfie and get flooded with likes when you upload them online.