It shouldn’t be difficult to take a good selfie, but we all know that what we see in the mirror doesn’t always reflect the same in our selfies. Read our tips to elevate your selfie-taking skills!
Hold your phone slightly above your face and angle it down towards you. Having the phone placed directly in front of your face isn’t always the most flattering angle because the cylindrical shape of a camera lens can make whatever’s in the middle—usually our nose— appear flatter or wider.
Selfie Eyes Matter
We’re drawn to the eyes of any photo we see, so take a compelling selfie and focus your eyes on the camera. Not just at the phone area in general, but directly at the camera.
Lighting Matters Too
Stay away from harsh lighting, like bright white kitchen lights or direct sunlight. The best time to take photos outside is when the sun is lower in the sky, so before sunrise and right after sunset.
Learn to master a natural, photogenic smile. Unnatural smiles are robotic, stiff, and not authentic. Practice your smiles and find the one that feels the most “you”. If you are struggling, laughing can loosen you up and help capture your natural smile.
Use a really light touch when editing. It’s easy to get carried away, so make sure your selfie looks natural.
Know Your Angles
People often have a ‘good side’. Choose your good side and try to selfie from that angle. It’ll save you time and retakes if you’re usually happier with a certain side of your face in the mirror.