Selfies are the most common subject matter for images on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and WhatsApp. Earlier, it was referred to as a self-portrait. Because showing the world what you’re doing is a lot of fun. Instead of utilizing a self-timer, most selfies are snapped with the camera held at arm’s length or directed at a mirror. Utilizing a selfie stick is the most recent method for shooting superb broad selfies. It is simply employed to move the person farther away from the camera so the camera can see more of their surroundings.
Selfies were popular a long time ago. However, on November 19, 2013, Australia proudly claimed credit for coining the term “selfie,” which Oxford Dictionaries named the word of the year for 2013.
How To Take Perfect Selfies “DO’S & DON’TS “
I advise you to study these helpful selfie tips and techniques before moving on to the ideas for selfie poses. If you abide by these dos and don’ts, people will compliment your selfies.
Selfie Poses Tips & Tricks – “DO’S”
-Look good. Pose for the camera. Never consider glamour shots. Aim for polished but informal. People will notice if you appear to be trying too hard. But a little lip gloss or pomade never did anyone any harm.
-Pick your best angle… Please, no double chins. A selfie can benefit greatly from angles. Avoid downward angles at all costs since double chins are unflattering on everyone. The finest angles are above or directly on. Simple photos are the most flattering, while images from above may draw attention to shadows and make you look thinner. Just be careful not to remove them too far away or you can develop bobblehead syndrome. According to well-known dating site okcupid.com, a woman’s “Myspace angle,” in which she shoots the picture from above while subtly gazing into the camera, is the most preferred.
-SMILE. The duck expression is the epitome of “keep scrolling and don’t you dare like my photo.” Even I have been guilty of it at one point or another, but duck season is past now. Do you know what is always in fashion? a grin. Keep to the timeless genres. Alternately, act as though you aren’t being photographed. Many individuals don’t spend their days grinning from ear to ear, so attempt to capture your “regular” face by not exhibiting any facial expressions at all.
-Play with filters. Use filters to your advantage—they were designed with a purpose, after all! According to an Optimum poll, 44% of all selfie-takers make some kind of editing to their photos. Filters don’t have to be evident to be used; a really harsh filter might provide an overly processed, artificial appearance. However, by experimenting and picking the ideal filter for your selfie, you may accentuate certain aspects of your face, such as your cheekbones or the color of your eyes. Skin tone and eye color/brightness were the most often adjusted traits in selfies, per the poll.
-Utilize your toolbox. The use of photo editing can save a selfie. The ‘crop’ and ‘zoom’ tools will be 10x better if you know how to utilize them properly. Consider the undesirable but occasionally inevitable photobomber. Everyone avoids having that person in their shot, thus the crop tool is used. Issue is resolved.
-Be aware of your surroundings. A bad background is the single biggest selfie killer. Sometimes we forget about the pile of dirty clothing or the toilet that can be seen in the reflection when shooting mirror selfies, which is very prevalent. Use the crop tool if you can’t get rid of something in the backdrop (as explained above.) Make sure your bedroom looks decent since 36% of individuals who snap selfies say it’s where they take them most frequently.
-Appropriate lighting. Make sure your selfie has the best possible lighting. No overhead lights, then. Dark shadows under your eyes will result, and only rummaging through garbage cans will the raccoon appearance work (not that I recommend that). The best light is direct sunshine, but avoid facing it since you’ll end up squinting. You should be facing the sun, which will make your face stand out. As long as the light is coming from behind you, a lamp will function similarly to the sun in the absence of natural light.
Selfie Poses Tips & Tricks – “DON’TS”
-Try too hard. You’ve already failed when you start attempting to seem cool or seductive. You should be yourself, but I’m not saying you shouldn’t use some imagination. Be willing to display your genuine colors. However, the famed (and overused) photographs of people “flexing in the mirror so hard the veins in their forehead are bulging out” aren’t getting any good press.
-Forget to do a background check. Remind yourself to look behind you for any filthy towels or undergarments. Another typical occurrence that is frequently overlooked but that attracts attention nonetheless is toothpaste splatter all over the mirror.
-Duck Face. We’ve all engaged in it. But unlike overalls and high-tops, this is one style that should never go out of fashion.
-Use the flash. Selfies taken with a flash will either reflect in the mirror or drastically overexpose the scene and wipe you out. Both of these are undesirable in the field of photography. Review the “Selfie Do’s” to remember the ideal lighting.
-Overuse of Hashtags. Selfies are not the only exception to this rule; all pictures must follow it. Hashtags are fantastic when used sparingly. They raise likes and followers and drive traffic to your social media page. However, anything above five is typically excessive. Less is more in a selfie.
-Sexy Selfies. Selfies are often criticized for being indecent or too seductive. Because social media and technology have such a big impact on our lives nowadays, we need to be careful about what we publish online. 41 percent of the 18 to 24 year old selfie generation admit to having taken a sexual selfie at some time in their life, and 36 percent feel guilty about it. Posing a topless selfie can garner a lot of attention, but is that the type of attention you want to attract to your social networking page?