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How to take the perfect selfie

 

How to take the perfect selfie

Whether you’re a selfie king or queen or you just take the odd snap of yourself when you’re somewhere interesting, getting the photo right will make it more flattering, more interesting and help you to get more likes. 
 
Though you can play around with selfies to add your own unique touch to the image, there is a set formula you can follow to make sure you get it right every time. 
 
Light
 
It’s important to remember that the front camera on your smartphone isn’t as good as the rear camera. This means you’ll need more light for your photo if it’s going to show you off to your very best. 
 
The type of light is also important. It’s no good simply standing under a bulb or in the glare of the sun as this will create unflattering shadows. Instead, stand facing a nice, bright window and use the soft, ambient light it produces for your snaps. 
 
Angle 
 
Using a slight downward angle in your selfies will help to make your photos more flattering. The downward angle makes your eyes look bigger and helps to hide any double chins. However, don’t go overboard as too much of an angle can begin to make your face look a little odd. 
 
Composition
 
Ideally you should compose your selfie so that your eyes are two thirds of the way up the image. Following this ‘rule of thirds’ will make your photo more eye-catching and give it more visual impact. 
 
Though it can be difficult to get the camera a good distance away from your face, try to give yourself a bit of distance from the lens as close ups are rarely flattering. 
 
Expression
 
Most people opt for a pronounced pout when taking a selfie. Though this is an option, it can leave you looking a bit unnatural and like you’re trying a little too hard. Instead, try to go for a more natural smile or look off to one side if you’re feeling shy. 
 
Background
 
Taking a selfie in front of an interesting background is a good way to make your photo stand out from the crowd. Whether it’s a famous sight, a beautiful landscape, a city sunset or anything else that catches your eye, adding an interesting background will help give your selfie something special. 
 
For more tips on taking great pictures, have a look around the Mr Nutcase site today.

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