Let’s admit it girls, we live in a selfie obsessed era. Did you know that there is an art into taking a perfect Instagram selfie? We’ve seen it all, from celebrities to beauty and fashion bloggers/vloggers – a flawless perfect selfie! It seems that they look better because they are more photogenic than most of us. But there’s actually more to it … Find out how to take your selfie like a pro …
GET THE PERFECT LIGHTING
I’m pretty much sure you have heard this number of times over and again! Lighting is crucial in any photograph and right there is your key success for your selfie. Whether it’s a natural light (preferably natural) or an outdoor shoot, make sure the light is towards your face as this will make your skin glow and look amazing.
FIND YOUR SIGNATURE POSE
It’s important to find your body language composition during a selfie. Strike your favorite pose! One hand on hip? Mirror selfie? Slightly pursed lips? Duckface? Whichever that brings your inner confidence, do it anyways.
ALTER THAT ANGLE, ANGLE….. ANGLE
Girls, by now I’m sure you are all aware that the perfect angle gives the perfect leverage over controlling your background and controlling how you look in the picture. A quick tip to get your angle right – try holding your phone slightly above your head, tilt it down at yourself at an angle. This makes one looks slimmer and outshines your face in the best possible way.
I’ve noticed that some acquaintances would upload photo after photo of himself/ herself hamming it up in a public bathroom or dark room selfie, photo after photo. Its absolute necessary to take care of your selfies background. Sometimes because of the person’s poor background selection, their selfie has been turned into memes/jokes. Don’t let it happen to you.
BRUSH UP YOUR EDITING SKILLS
Don’t be shy to use editing software in your photos. Use all kinds of them that are available. Other apps, such as VSCO Cam/Camera360/Whitagram that offers advanced functions, including shutter speed and white balance controls, which keep colors accurate in your photos. Do not be afraid to venture into editing, you never know what the outcome of your picture will be!
Lastly, it’s very important to be yourself and just have fun in your selfies! Make funny faces, be your silly self and don’t take it too serious. Create your own glam, style and brand. Then, see how your Instagram followers blooms!
Now, go ahead and take some cherishing selfies.
`There is only you and your camera. The limitations in your photography are in yourself, for what we see is what we are.’ ~Ernst Haas