Is your selfie game lacking something? Don’t despair! Read these 5 tips for taking the best selfie ever.
Smartphone technology allows us to take photos wherever, whenever and no trend in photography exemplifies that more than the selfie.
Whether you’re by yourself, with some friends, or – our favourite – hanging with your pets, selfies dominate the likes of Instagram and other social sites.
You want your selfies to look good of course. It’s a modern art form. So how do you get the most out of your camera and take the best selfie?
Let There Be Light
Perhaps the biggest trick to selfies is getting the lighting right.
Most cameras perform better in well-lit environments than in the dark. Light can prevent photos from turning out grainy.
Poor lighting can also cast shadows on your face. Done intentionally, this can create some cool effects though.
The best lighting for selfies is natural light. Especially great is taking selfies during the golden hour – just before the sun sets and just after the sun rises.
The Right Amount of Editing
There’s no shortage of ways to edit your selfies.
Many cameras come with built-in filters you can add. Instagram and other social sites, of course, have their own filters as well. Plus many other photo apps come with filters too.
The trick to editing your selfie is to not go overboard.
Too many filters and edits can have a harsh effect and make your selfie look fake.
Keep your editing subtle. Enhance your photo, but don’t overdo it.
Know Your Camera
Phone cameras keep getting better.
As the cameras improve in functionality, they also become more complicated. Changing camera settings can improve your photo quality or completely ruin it.
It’s important that you learn how to use your camera.
Spending time with it and practising can improve your photography skills. If you need a lot of help, you can check out tutorials on YouTube for your specific smartphone.
Send a Message
Sometimes you just want to pull out your phone and take a selfie but the best selfie is one that tells a story or has some sort of message.
Your selfie is not only a way to show off your face, but to communicate what’s going on in your life.
Are you at a concert or a wedding? Did you get new glasses or a haircut? Seeing a friend for the first time in a long while?
Take a Lot
Pretend you’re a movie director filming a scene. You tell your actors they had a great take, but you want to do it one more time to be safe.
The more takes they have, the more likely one of them will turn out great.
The same idea applies to selfies. When in doubt, take a whole bunch!
Sometimes your eyes aren’t open and sometimes your smile looks weird. But the more pictures you take, the better chance you have to find that perfect selfie.
Snap Your Best Selfie
Of course, taking great selfies means you need to have a great phone with a great camera.
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