Have you ever came across these emotions during Selfie? “Why do I look so chubby?” “Owh no! My double chin!” “fat! FAT!” “I hate blemishes on my cheek!!” “My hair wasn’t good looking!” and etc. Have you ever wonder why some of the people looking fabulous in selfie?
I personally love taking Selfie because I am hardly satisfied with photos that taken by others and irritates others as well. Here are some simple tips for you and make it a habit of when taking selfies. These tips could impress you starting from today!
1. Check yourself out
Look at the mirror or front camera; give yourself an once-over before taking Selfie! Have you ever snapped a photo assuming your hair and makeup were excellent only to find out that you have flyaways and smeared eyeliner? You can always delete the photo but sometimes everything is perfect in the photo except the smeared eyeliner that made you frustrated. So, you might as well check yourself out first.
2. Lighten Up
When you’re taking a selfie, or any photo for that matter, you have to have good lighting! You can’t show off your makeup, hair or new outfit in bad lighting because it’s distracting and unflattering! Sure, you can strategically hide a blemish with a shadow, but don’t choose lighting that’s too harsh or too dark. Even if you plan it that way, your vision might not translate well to the photo!
3. Background Check
Another important element in taking pictures is to pick a good, clear background. We’ve all seen those photo fails where someone has taken a selfie in a dirty bedroom with piles of clothes or in the bathroom while someone’s taking care of business. Always check your surroundings so you have a clear background that lends itself well to an extemporaneous photo. Look for solid colored walls, textured curtains or any place without clutter. Can you spot the background below that ruined the selfie?
4. Considering 45 Degree Golden Angle
For people who possess chubby and meaty face is taboo for selfie. 45 degree angle shot with your face upward will make you look great! — think about it! Switch it up and find your best side and your best angle. Don’t be scared to try something different!
5. Fully Utilize Hand or Props
Play around with hand or props around you such as hat, spec, scarfs to enhance the overall selfie. It is useful when you have blemishes, props or hand play an important role in hiding it. You can also use props to cover your half of your face to cover the “chubbiness”! Here are some idea for photobooth props.
When taking pictures, there’s nothing wrong with editing them! Use a filter for a cool vintage feel, crop out some of the photo that you don’t like or create a fun collage! Using a filter doesn’t always mean you’re trying to hide something or you’re not being you – it can add a special something to an otherwise plain photo! But of course you can use a filter to give yourself a glow or blur out blemishes!