By Lola Omowaye
Taking selfies has become a huge part of social media fun and people are always interested in how to master the art. No matter the occasion people now fine pleasure in taking selfies to capture the moment.
The first thing to do each time you want to take selfie is to look up toward the camera and slightly raise your eyebrows to make your eyes appear larger. Then, think of something that genuinely makes you smile, which will create the look of a genuine happiness that will reflect on your face in the photo. Then move your head away from your neck, this helps create the look of a longer neck and sharper jawline. You can also push your shoulders down to make yourself look more relaxed.
When you are looking for the best natural light do not go for direct sunlight. An overload of sunlight will highlight every line, wrinkle, pore, thought, and emotion. Stand a few feat away from your window or light source, this way you can get a bright light to beautify your snots. Place your phone between you and the light source. If you are posed with the light behind you, then your picture is going to come out dark. Stand facing the light and hold your phone up so the light is on your face. Another way to prevent a too-bright light is to find a window covered by a curtain when taking selfie indoors.
Most selfie are taken one-armed but holding your selfie with two hands gives you super snots. It will minimize the subtle hand movements we make when holding a phone with one hand and make your pictures sharper. Instead of holding your phone in front of you with both hands, holding it with one hand gives it a nice angle.
When you are set to take the selfie, relax your mouth, and exhale, whether you choose to then keep your mouth loosely open or fully closed in your selfie. Blowing air through your lips before you snap a selfie keeps your mouth from looking tense in your picture.
While setting in your selfie position, slowly spin until you find your best light. Then, take your shots. There is no uniform way or angle to take selfie. It is all about how you like to look. You can find these angles by taking a lot of selfies, then select the pose you want. Then you just have to get in the habit of popping into that pose each times you want to take selfie. Note at least three different angles you love, so that not all your selfies look alike.
Show off your selfie when you are wearing something nice and new. The nicest selfies are the ones where you look like you are having fun.
Show off something new. If you decide to take a selfie to show off a new haircut or a new pair of earrings, make sure that you frame the photo in a way that highlights the new feature that has you so excited. A selfie showing off your new hairstyle, for example, should show your hair from the most flattering angle.
Capture a good angle, instead of taking the picture head-on, start with different angles to show off your features. If you turn your head to the right or left, your features will appear less flat. Holding the camera slightly higher than your head so that it pointing down on you will make your eyes look bigger. Know your good side and take the photo from that side of your face.
Angling the camera slightly above yourself and taking a snapshot of your face and chest will highlight your cleavage. It is better you can play around with different smiles. A closed-mouth smile can be just as appropriate as laughing. No matter what, a smile is one of the most appreciated and charming expressions you can wear to take a selfie.
You can appear more slender by slightly cocking your hip to the same side you are holding your camera in. Your opposite shoulder should come forward a bit, and your free arm should either dangle to your side or your free hand can rest on your hip. The chest should lean forward naturally, and the legs should be crossed at the ankle.
Natural light renders colors more beautiful than artificial light, but you can use artificial light to fill shadows. If you do not have the best lighting. Most modern digital cameras have some automatic color correction to make up for it.
It can be hard to make sure your expression looks authentic. One way to make it look more real is to try to capture yourself when you are feeling an emotion happy ones of course.
Know which poses are considered passé. There are certain selfie poses that became wildly popular and are outdated. You can start your own new trend, but do it with a little self-awareness.
Taking a selfie and pretending that someone else took makes your selfie looks fake. There will be some clue in your posture or actions that will give you away and open you up to criticism. If you do it with a slight smile, people will realize it is an intentional setup.
Do not use your flash if you can help it. It will create a forehead glare, distort your appearance and possibly give your selfie bad effect. Use your phone’s back camera. Many cell phones have two cameras: one in the back, and one in the front. Instead of using the camera in the front to take selfies, use the one in the back. The back camera takes higher-resolution pictures than the front camera, which will end up taking a blurrier selfie. You also have to turn the phone around, and you would not be able to see your face as you take the picture, but it is worth the trouble to use the back camera.
Try to edit the photo, you can also touch up any flaws on the selfie before uploading on social media. You can cut out parts of the background, resize the photo so it frames your face differently, change the way the light look.
For anyone who loves to take selfies frequently, need to know how to do so properly. Ensure you edit the phone before unloading it on social media. However let it not become a daily habit of uploading photos in a rush. Take you time to take a nice selfie.