Please let this selfie be the right one. Who never said that?
If you use Instagram, you know very well what a selfie is. But knowing the theory certainly doesn’t help to improve our self-profile shots. Not all the tests that we will do will be good
for our Instagram. And not all faces are the same. So what holds for one person may be completely wrong for another. We need to find the right combination of actions that can make our selfies great.
Consequently, we will not only have to shoot: to be truly perfect, the selfie must be: designed, elaborated and put into practice with a great deal of attention. No, that’s not true, it was just a bad joke: don’t get selfie anxiety. In reality, a few moves will be enough to improve your technique. Let’s see which ones.
Guide to the perfect selfie
First of all, let’s see what your new mantra should be to take great selfies: don’t take frontal photos.
We will be able to remain slightly in profile or keep the head tilted. If we have a bit of a jowly face or a round face it is useful to bring the chin closer to the chest. Taking a selfie with the phone perfectly in front of us will make us flat, it will enhance the dark circles, the big nose and the double chin. Avoid it.
How to hold the phone
That’s right, the way you keep the phone helps too. In fact, if in your tests you took some pictures from below you know what happens. No one wants to see an out of proportion giant with a huge face. Unless you’re using the fish-eye and your purpose is a little distortion. In general, it is good to keep the phone about 45 degrees from the face or raise it above the head. In this way, we will have a pointed chin, a slimmer face, and big and expressive eyes.
The frontal shot does not work: the proper angle does
This is the most difficult part to explain. First of all, because there is no firm angle that is suitable for everyone. Secondly, because some willingness will is required. The angle, in selfies should be tested. Turning a few degrees the head to the right or to the left will give two different results. What is your best profile? Test it! Always remember to avoid frontal shots as mentioned above. Choose lateral shots and find which defects in best to hide and which details you want to enhance. But you can find the perfect angle only by trying.
The detail that work
Is there something about you that you love? Show it! Showing a detail or a peculiar shape helps improve your selfies (and also your self-esteem). You can decide the eye direction.
And there was light
Another thing to be counted is the light. Always chose the natural one. Shot near the windows or outdoors. Avoid artificial and direct lights. Especially for bathroom selfies, avoid the mirror light: it helps to show the defects and creates annoying shadows.
In conclusion, the best way to get great selfies is to experiment. But giving attention to lights, pose, angle and details. You just have to try!