So are you ready for a perfect selfie?
Hello friends, today I am going to discuss about a very trendy topic about mobile selfies and how can you take a perfect selfie for you.
All right first of all those who do not know what a selfie is all about I will also post something for them here.
But seriously if you do not know about selfie you are probably living in a jurrasic age!
Now let’s come to the point.
What is Selfie?
According to the Oxford English Dictionary, a selfie is described as, “A photograph that one has taken of oneself, typically one taken with a smartphone and shared via social media”.
But to simply this we can think selfie as a self potryed photo usually taken by mobile phones for sharing it in social media like Facebook,Twitter,Instagram etc.
By taking a selfie you can typically update your mood in social media.
According to infogram.com use the infographics and link about 1 million
‘Selfies’ taken globally each day (18 to 24 year-old age demographic).
The main reason of this selfie popularity is the easy availability of mobile and internet.
You don’t need to be a pro photographer to take a selfie.
The modern mobiles are smart enough to capture the right moment for you.
After researching many sources and from my own experience here are the top 8 points which you can follow to capture the perfect selfie for you.
How to Take The Perfect Selfie:
Use Natural Light and the Right Angle:
The first and the very basic rule to capture a selfie is to use the natural light appropriately.
But why natural light?
Because good natural sunlight can make your undereye circles and shadows totally disappear which is a very nice thing when you are projecting yourself.
If you like a more softer look turn your back on the light it will make your selfie more softer and mysterious.
On the other hand if you want to make your face more brighter turn towards the light source the best source can be the open window with natural light.
Take some shots and find which one suits you the best.
Another very important thing when taking selfies is to use the right angle.Every one has the best angle for the selfie.So try your selfies from a few angles,check which one fits you the best!
Avoid Shadows at any Cost:
One of the worst reasons of having a bad selfie is to click selfies in shadows. Having a huge shadow cast can ruin the selfie altogether.So when in doubt turn on your lights on if there is no natural light available.
Otherwise,It is best to take selfies during sunrise or sunset, when the light is low and the most beautiful.
Use Mobile Phones Specialized for Taking Selfies:
Whether you like it or not,it is a fact that not all mobile devices/mobile phones are optimized to take the best selfies for you.
For example,mobile phones like Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus has in built smart autofocus system in font facing camera which makes selfies good in low light conditions. This is simply not available in other phones.
So just use a similar device for your selfies. Believe me it can make selfies a lot better.
Take a Lot Of Selfies at Least 500 and Experiment!
Capturing the right moment of you is not easy.You do not really know which pose can make you look the best.
So take a lot of selfies before finalizing anything.
- If you have some time in hand You can also follow this small A/B(Which selfie is the best) testing which I personally follow:
- Take two best selfies you think the best.
- Post them in your facebook profile.
- Watch what people think(Read their comments good or bad it doesn’t matter,Specially concentrate on the comments from strangers which are likely to be more unbiased)
- Improvise on the points you think you can do better when taking the next selfie.
Just follow the steps above and I bet you will come up the best selfie from next time.
Use the Right Apps and Filters:
Need to whiten your teeth?
Need to blur your annoying eye bags?
There are many great apps out there just to make your selfie more beautiful.
Perfect365 and Adobe Photoshop Fix are best selfie apps for these tasks.
Lastly you can simply use Instagram filters which can makes selfies good for you.
Never over edit your selfies too much to the point that it looks unnatural. For example if you have a darker skin tone and you want to look a bit fairer, don’t use the brightness to its maximum limit or don’t use any filter which can make it looks artificial.
Keep things to a certain limit to be natural always.
Use Selfie Stick:
If you are serious about selfies than you should use selfie sticks.These selfie sticks has usually rubber grips to hold the phone and can easily rotate in every angle to give you the best shot.
Insert image here: Most of them have Bluetooth connectivity, so you do not have to set timer every time. These selfie sticks are portable and lightweight so you can easily carry them wherever you go. If you are a Youtuber than these selfie sticks can also help you to shoot some quick videos also.
Make A Smile when Clicking Selfie :
No body looks bad when smiling. So when you are in a mood of selfie, start with a big smiling face.
Also do not flaunt your clothing or jewelry too much in a selfie.If your ornaments and accessories are too flashy then better keep them aside.
Always be in a decent look and people will love you. Simplicity has its own charm.
Hope the above tips will help you next time when you are going to take your selfies.Selfie is all about self-expression. So keep it simple and you will be good to go!
Do you like this post?
Do you have some special pose for selfies?
Please let me know whatever you think in the comment box below and I will be happy to help!
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