Taking the Perfect Selfie
If you’ve been on Instagram for a while, you’ve probably already noticed the amount of selfies people take. There are thousands of selfies uploaded every day from all around the world, and it seems like lots of people take wonderful selfies. No matter how many they upload, they’re always great! Well, just so you know, there’s a trick behind those pictures.
A before and after picture of two selfies, one with bad harsh lighting and another one with nice natural lighting (trick: sun behind the head). Source: BuzzFeed.
Today, we’re bringing you the art of the selfie. Taking one may not be as easy as it seems, but that’s why we’re bringing you the basics to selfie-taking. First: lighting. Don’t expect to take a nice selfie in a poorly-lit room or with fluorescent bulbs (avoid them at all costs!). The best type of light is natural lighting, it’s what looks best on everyone. The more artificial, the more flaws you’re going to be seeing on your face (so don’t worry if you thought that was because you were ugly, because it’s not!). So find a window during daytime and start taking some selfies!
Now, lighting isn’t EVERYTHING. You also have to know what angles to snap. Try avoiding low angles, they usually don’t flatter anyone. Try a slightly higher angle, but don’t go all the way to those Myspace angles (you know what we’re talking about). Some people also have better sides, so find the one that works for you. Oh, and don’t tilt your phone! If anything, tilt your head slightly.
And lastly, but much less important: filters! Now, before you go overboard, use them wisely. Don’t put excess filters on your pictures or they’ll look extremely edited. The more natural, the better!