Secrets to Taking the Perfect Selfie

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We’ve all been in situations where we want to take a picture of ourselves in our surroundings, but there is no one to do it for us. So we decide to take a selfie, but soon become disappointed with the picture quality, angle, and how we look in the photo. What do we do then?

While it may be easy to simply say “try again” and snap a few dozen more selfies of you in your exact location, that can be a hassle. This is why selfie education is important—did you know that there are a few different things you can do when it comes to taking the perfect picture of yourself? Here are some secrets that will help you get the perfect selfie the first time and every time. 

Focus on the light

This may seem obvious, but many amateur photographers don’t necessarily know the rules behind finding the perfect lighting for the best shot. The light around you can make or break a photo — even before you take it! As a rule of thumb, try to shoot in an area that has a nice, soft natural light in it, compared to harsh, direct sunlight. You may think that direct sunlight would be great for your photo, but in actuality, it can cause you to look pale and washed out. Instead, aim for an environment that is “cloudy,” as overcast areas will cast just the right amount of sunlight on you to be able to enhance your selfies without going overboard.

Feel confident

Confidence is key when it comes to your selfies! If you are not feeling your best, chances are you don’t look your best. So invest in some self care and make yourself feel and look gorgeous from the inside out. This can mean anything from heading to the store to get a new lipstick, to investing in cosmetic fillers or other enhancements like skin tag removal in Los Angeles , or even getting a few new pieces of clothing to add to your wardrobe. Remember, a confident smile can overcome anything, and you’ll be able to notice how different you look in your pictures when you feel great about yourself.

Think happy thoughts

Have you ever heard the phrase “your eyes are the window to your soul?” Well, this may be true, but it’s important to note that your eyes are the window to your selfie! The expressions you make with your eyes can be the difference between a good selfie and a lackluster one. In order to make your selfie pop, you’ll want to focus on making a great expression. The easiest way to do this is to think about something that makes you happy It could be your favorite food, your pet, or a funny joke your friend recently told you. Your eyes will instantly light up, giving you a look of genuine happiness that will shine through. 

Hold your phone in a specific angle

Straight-on shots can make a face look unflattering, simply because our faces aren’t naturally symmetrical. Your phone’s placement when taking the selfie is the easiest way to make your face look slimmer — all you have to do is hold it off to the side and higher than eye level. Looking up to the camera will make your eyes look larger and brighter, while looking to the side eliminates a double chin.

With these easy selfie taking tips, you’ll be on your way to filling up all your picture storage in no time at all. If that happens, just send all your photos to your personal cloud storage to ensure no shot ever gets lost. So go smile and have fun we can’t wait to see your glow!

Isla Leighton is the Founder & Editor behind Rock Salt Plum, a digital community curated to deliver an accessible yet sophisticated lifestyle standard. The inspiration behind the brand’s creative drive and style influence is mirrored in Isla’s day-to-day experiences and passion for beautiful design, personal growth, and elegant lifestyle content.

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