Selfies, your social media feeds get overflowed with them every day. People claim to be bothered by selfies, but actually everyone is guilty of making one every now and then (either you post the pic or not). I myself am also guilty as charged for making shameless selfies. At #FITGIRLCODE HQ people even call me the Selfie Queen. At first it felt bit awkward, making photos of myself like this, but as soon as I got over the awkwardness I went all out.
If you never posted a selfie before (which I highly doubt) or want to improve your selfie skills you should definitely continue reading. Although I appear to take a mean selfie myself, the selfie guide from Wikihow absolutely taught me everything I didn’t know yet about making the perfect selfie. You don’t just point your camera at your face and take a shot without planning—there’s an art to taking attention-grabbing selfies that your friends will love seeing in their feeds. Watch and learn 🙂
The Selfie Guide
Capture a good angle. Instead of taking the picture head-on, experiment with different angles to show off your features. If you turn your head a few degrees to the right or left, your features will appear less flat. Holding the camera slightly higher than your head so that it’s pointing down on you will make your eyes look bigger and help you avoid “pig nose.” Here are a few other ideas for finding a good angle:
- Know your “good side” and take the photo from that side of your face. It’s the side of your face that looks the most balanced and symmetrical.
- Angling the camera slightly above yourself and taking a snapshot of your face and chest will highlight your cleavage. Since this position is fairly unnatural, odds are, you already know what the camera will focus on when you take a selfie like this.
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. For the men, a selfie showing off a mustache should show the mustache straight-on, and the same goes for a selfie showing off a new pair of glasses.
- You could also take a selfie holding a new item you just bought, or even a food item you’re about to eat. I went for the apple, didn’t eat it though, it was just for the show. The Kinder Bueno? Ah, you guys all know the answer to that question. 😉
Focus on one feature. If you’re planning on doing a closeup of your face, consider glamming up one feature while downplaying the others. This works especially well if there is one feature that you are especially pleased with.
- For instance, if you love your eyes, play them up with mascara and complementary eye shadow while keeping your complexion and lips fairly natural.
- Likewise, if your smile is your most charming feature, keep your cheeks and eyes looking natural while donning a stunningly beautiful lipstick.