Tips to Take Excellent Selfies

SELFIE   Smart phones, Social media, mobile web has given rise to a strange phenomenon called  selfie. Everyone takes selfies, but the younger crowd seems to be especially involved in the trend because they are the one exposed to digital technology and  latest trends. We’re living in the age of the selfie. A selfie isn’t usually a carefully composed image of the photographer in his studio taken with a tripod, its a casual image taken in informal way with front cam of a smart phone.
So it’s about time you learn how to take a really good one. So here are few tips which make a selfie to look pretty good.



Good Light

good light

There’s nothing worse than a photograph taken with a built-in flash, except perhaps for a selfie taken with a built-in flash. Instead use natural light. Standing next to a window will give your selfie a soft, natural look. It will also help eliminate dark shadows, especially the ones under your eyes.

Casual look

Business man taking selfie

Taking a selfie is a random photo of yourself and a silly thing. So Don’t be serious while taking a selfie. Never take a selfie too seriously.  Your selfie should never make it look like you’re trying too hard to take it. It should look like you have snapped that photo casually, You can play around with different smiles, of course.  A closed-mouth coy smile can be just as appropriate and just as flattering as a wide.



Background is an interesting thing in taking a selfie. It should be something new.  The best selfies have interesting backgrounds. Its like a selfie taken while doing exciting things like Diving, Surfing etc  and also at wonderful and exciting places.  Nature always makes a great background.

Use of filters and Apps


There are number of filters and apps available. So these  filters can add interest with use of different colors and shades. Not every filter is right for every selfie, so play around with different options before settling on the best one. give your selfie a warm, cool look with a fuzzy  filter. If you cannot make your  look completely natural edit your photos using a  photo editing software.  You can cut, resize etc .

Signature Pose

signature pose.

It’s the pose that you do the most often or that you’re known for.  It’s important to look your best  and show off a little personality in the process. So Find the signature pose of yourself. It makes your look dazzling no matter in which mood you are.

Angle of pose

angle of pose

This is of at most importance.  Experiment with different angles to show off your features. Tilt you head at an angle so that it highlights your expressions. Angle the camera slightly above your head to look better. This is especially important when you’re taking a selfie since you can’t rely on someone else with two steady hands to snap the photo.

Selfie stick

selfie stick

The selfie sticks  are Bluetooth enabled which pair with your smart  phone and let you press a button on the handle to take a photo. If you want to have a perfect selfie from the top then get a selfie stick. It stretches and gives you nicer pictures and not just from the top from any angle you want.

Multiple clicks

multiple clicks

Take multiple clicks. You just have to try it out and see what works. Don’t  stare directly into the camera in all times. select the best look and best pose.

Photo bombers

photo bomber

Intentionally posing in other people’s photos, for a later surprise. Usually people making funny faces in the background, without the knowledge of the main subjects of the photo. It is  fine art of ruining other peoples photos. sometimes these make photos more surprising and interesting.

Beyond that, selfie photography can be a lot of fun and there’s no reason why you shouldn’t indulge in it as much as you like.  Keep your selfie posting to a minimum,  otherwise your friends will start to think you’re a bit of a sociopath.



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