4 Tips To Taking The Perfect Selfie

Posted on: 13 April 2015


This is the age of the selfie. The majority of pictures that you will have of yourself are ones that you take. This is why it is important that you learn some simple techniques that can help you to look great in your selfies. Here are a couple things you should do to get the perfect selfie.


Lighting is everything in the picture. No matter how great your makeup or how great your smile is, if the lighting is bad, you will look poorly. This is why you should avoid taking a picture outside midday when the sun is highest. If you do, it will cast a shadow from the top down, which will make you look like you have bags under your eyes. Instead, if you are going to take the picture outside, try to do it during sunrise or sunset. This is the best lighting for a selfie. When you take a picture inside, try doing so next to a window. Natural lighting is always best.


The next thing you need to be aware of is your surroundings. There is nothing worse than seeing a great photo of someone in front of an embarrassing background. If your bedroom is a mess, don't take your selfie in front of your unmade bed with laundry everywhere. Instead, clean things up or go somewhere else. In addition, some of the best pictures are taken against a solid colored wall. You don't need a lot in the background, since a selfie is all about you. So find a neutral background and snap a photo.   

Be Natural

You look best when you look like yourself. If you are trying too hard, it will show in the picture. Some of the best selfies are taken when there is a natural smile. If you don't want to smile with your mouth, smile with your eyes. Avoid silly faces that look like you are trying too hard, such as duck lips, tongue in cheek, or anything else that might look silly. Keep it natural and it will be beautiful.

Take Many Choose One

Don't fall into the trap of thinking that when you see great selfies online the person just took one perfect selfie. Instead, you may need to take many photos and just choose one. By trying a couple different poses, smiles and backgrounds, you have the option to choose the best one.

By trying these simple tips you can take the perfect selfie. To learn more, contact a company like Moorman Photographics.