While we all may not be professional photographers, we mostly crave for better selfies.
Taking good self-snap is one way in which we can infuse any personality we desire into our social media participation.
A lot of people believe that one way to make a selfie appear attractive is by getting the model- you- well prepared. While this is true, there are other factors that you would need to pay attention to in order to achieve that world class selfie-look.
In this article, we are going to address each one of them.
In order to make your selfie picture come out fresh, it is important that you pay attention to the lighting. Poor lighting can make your selfies unflattering and even difficult to see.
Natural lighting works pretty well. Standing close to windows would give your selfie pictures a radiant appeal.
However, it is important that you prevent standing with your back to the sun as that would turn you into a silhouette.
While the focus of the camera is your face in most cases, it is impertinent that you also focus on the background. Having a dirty or clumsy background in your photo is the fastest way your pic would be tossed in to the ‘epic fail’ category.
To be safe, go for a simple, plain background.
Getting the Best Angle
Getting the best angle for the picture is another aspect of taking a self-taken photo that is important.
While it is a popular style for the face to be in the centre of the selfie picture, a little twist here and there can spice things up.
Placing your face on the top-right or top-left corner of the frame can make your photo more compelling than placing your face in the center.
Avoid Using Flash
Flashes would only compliment your selfies if there is poor lighting and you cannot help it.
Flashes, if not careful, would create uneven burns on the face which can make your selfie unattractive.
Use A Filter
Filter free selfies have its specs, but you still would have to learn be flexible with filters in order to achieve various texture.
Filters would not only compliment your look in your selfie, they also help you transmit different moods to your social media audience.
Throwing in a hat, sunglasses, a wig would add more personalities to your selfies.
Do not be afraid to let the camera know how you really feel. Frown, smile, laugh, make funny faces or even look away from the camera. Just make sure you are doing something that resonates with your emotional state, and how you feel. Someone, somewhere would relate.
The full-body shot style of taking selfies may be old, but it is still effective. Make use of a full-length mirror and your full-body selfie shot is half way into being attractive.
Make Use Of Selfie Sticks
Selfie sticks are important as it makes your selfie look good and flattery.
Every selfie enthusiast should own a selfie stick. Period.
Take Plenty Selfies At Once
Ever heard the saying: ‘the more the merrier’? Well, it is also true when taking selfies. It is important that you understand that you may never get it right the first time, or the second time, or even the third. Having a lot of pictures to choose from is the key.