In this day and age, it’s all about nailing the perfect selfie and capturing your life on Instagram. If you’ve ever tried to capture the best photo you know how many it takes to find one you’re happy with. It’s all about light, angle, setting, and photo filters. Here are five tips for taking selfies worth posting on social media.
It’s All About Lighting
The most important selfie role is to pay attention to the lighting. Natural lighting is best, and instead of facing your screen, turn toward a window with natural light or go outside and take advantage of the sun’s glow. If you want to take a selfie and it’s dark, turn on the flash.
Smile Like You Mean It
A natural smile is always best and if you’re trying to look more serious, smile with your eyes. Try smiling in front of a mirror to create a smile that looks real and not overly dramatic.
Take a Lot of Selfies
You may have to take hundreds of selfies until you get the right one. For each shot, play with the angles and lighting, and make sure your camera is focused before you take the photo.
Use the Right Apps and Filters
There are tons of apps and filters you can use to make your picture sharper and to blur or detail areas of your face that you don’t want captured. Some apps to use are Facetune, Perfect365, and Adobe Photoshop Fix. Just be careful not to over-edit.
Avoid Cliche Selfies
You don’t want to look back at your selfies a year from now and to be full of embarrassment every time you see your duck face photo or faux gang sign. Try and embrace your natural expressions instead of overly posing.