Capture your best look with these tips and tricks.
It’s a trend that isn’t going away any time soon and everyone wants to get into the act from celebrities to politicians. However, not everyone is a master at capturing that picture-perfect selfie. There is a certain art to taking attention-grabbing photos that includes a bit of creativity, a certain skill set and a little practice to get fashionably fabulous selfies. Here are few easy tricks for snapping amazing selfies every time.
HOLD THE CAMERA ABOVE YOUR HEAD
This will give your selfie an artsy feel, while giving a good view to show off your cute outfit. (A selfie stick is helpful.)
TILT YOUR HEAD AT AN ANGLE
This trick highlights your cheekbones, makes your eyes look bigger and gives off an adorable vibe. Everyone has a “better side.” Know your best angles.
Practice your smile, smizing, pouting, sexy or any other facial expressions you wish to convey in your photos. Your expressions should be second nature and be effortless.
EXTEND YOUR NECK FORWARD
This will help remove a double chin and accentuate your jawline. It will probably feel weird, but it will dramatically improve your photo.
KEEP IT INTERESTING
Angles, cropping in, close-ups and shooting body parts can capture the attention of your audience better.
FIND THE RIGHT LIGHTING
Good lighting is key when taking any kind of photograph, and selfies are no different. The
right lighting can make or break what could be a great photo. Avoid dark or dimly lit areas,
harsh fluorescent lighting or lighting that casts a shadow on the face.
HAVE A SIGNATURE POSE
When you feel great, it will show in the photograph. Find a signature pose that will help you feel confident no matter what the situation.
Wear your favorite pair of sunnies, hat or other accessory for a fashionable blogger or celebrity vibe.
CONSIDER THE BACKGROUND
It’s the whole package that makes for the best picture, not just the face. Check your surrounding to see what’s happening in the background. Incorporate an interesting background for added impact.
USE A SELFIE STICK
This little gadget is super helpful to insure a great shot. It extends your arm length for a more interesting photo.
DON’T TAKE IT TOO SERIOUSLY
Don’t be stiff and stuffy. Have fun! Be Yourself!
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