Everybody’s doing it: from regular people and film stars to TV presenters and even politicians – everyone likes to see a nice picture of themselves! But taking a great selfie is not that easy, and there are a few things you should know when creating a perfect selfie picture. That’s why we gathered a couple of rules you need to follow to make a great selfie of yourself – and added some funny selfie photos to make this post even more fun!
Good angle is crucial!
Before you take a selfie, turn on the camera and check your best angle; you can even take a few photos and look at the pictures to decide (is it your left side or maybe your profile etc). The good idea is to keep your camera a bit higher as from above your face looks slimmer and from a lower angle you may get a double chin. Additionally focus the camera on your face and tilt your head not to make your neck look too thick.
Take a selfie of your new haircut, new necklace or even your travel destination – something that will make people leave comments underneath. Make sure to highlight what is new in your photo or make a game out of it and let people guess. Of course, this shouldn’t look too forced so don’t show off with every new thing you get or see.
Expression, expression, expression!
Smile is always a good idea, but you can also try surprised look or looking the other way. Of course, the more natural your look is, the better the photo will be. Furthermore, remember to keep your arm further away because close up selfies just don’t look that great.
Good lighting is the key
You surely don’t want to look like you haven’t slept all night and emphasize that dark circles under your eyes. So find a good lighting (close to windows perhaps) or go outside as natural light is the best solution. However, if you have to use night lighting, try taking a few shots from different angles before you get the best result. If you don’t catch perfect light during sunset or sunrise, hold a white paper under your chin that will make wonders for lighting up your face.
Use the back camera of your phone as it takes high-resolution photos unlike the front one. You should also try practicing using both hands to take selfies so you can become a true selfie master.
Background should be clear
Before you take a photo check what is in your background and remember that nature makes the best background as it allows the viewer to see where are you at the given moment. If you are not near the ocean or skydiving, stick to a simple background (and beware of photo-bombers).
Filter it up!
Experiment with different filters and do not repeatedly use just one! Different colors can give you a completely new perspective on what maybe at first seemed like a usual photo.
Once you know your best feature, try to look as natural as you can (so no duck-lip-face please). Relax and don’t overthink it – just snap and your look will be more natural. For perfect unforced smile you can practice in front of the mirror or call up your dear friends and take a picture with them.
Once you get the hang of making a perfect selfie, consider making a canvas photo and putting it on your wall – it will definitely be the best picture you have took and it can be a great conversation starter when you have guests over.