Believe in your #Selfie

Believe in your #Selfie

Now I don’t know about you. But I think it’s fair to say that we’re all a little selfie obsessed. It doesn’t matter if it’s a good hair day, a new lipstick I want to show off, or a cool location I want to snap. There’s no denying that the selfie is here to stay. And like most of us, I embrace the fun that involves taking 35 different pictures and then picking my favourite one. After all, selfies allow us to control how we want the image to look. Portraying our features in the best light possible. And in light of our obsession and being part of the selfie generation, here are my top three tips on taking the perfect selfie every time:

It’s all about the angles

I think it goes without saying that angles are everything when talking a selfie. If you take a picture straight on, it makes your face look rounder than it already is. And your skin look pretty flat. Which is no good for a selfie. And the reason so many of us tend to turn our head to a slight angle and push our chins out subtly. Is to create a little definition. So play around with the angle that suits you for a perfect selfie every time.

Go high

As I’ve said, angles are everything. And I’m pretty sure we’ve all experienced the horror of opening up the camera app on our phone, only to find the camera facing us and showing off our multiple chins! Which is why the higher the better for selfies. Lifting the camera above eye level helps create definition. And your face can even appear slimmer. Plus holding your phone higher allows more natural light into your pics. And everyone looks better in natural light.

Filter It Out

Again this goes without saying. Filters are your best friend. Using a filter can really help to highlight areas that make you look fab and add a subtle glow to your skin. And if in doubt, add a pair of dogs ears or a gold crown. Everyone looks better with a good Snapchat or Instagram filter.

Those were my tips, but if want to know how to take the perfect selfie, then check out the guide from My trendy Phone below. And thank me later.

What are your tips for taking the perfect selfie?

As always thank you to Kaye for taking the picture!

Tips and Tricks: The Art of Creating Excellent Selfies

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27 Comments

  1. Joanna
    August 21, 2017 / 4:10 pm

    This is a very helpful infographic. I am terrible at selfies, I can never get a proper one. The angles section is really interesting, same as the lightning one. I keep hearing about Snapseed, I should check it out.

  2. August 21, 2017 / 4:46 pm

    I am awful at selfies, I love snapchat for their filters. I have started learning my angles better and it’s made a huge difference to my selfie!

  3. August 21, 2017 / 7:35 pm

    I have to admit I hate pictures of myself so I don’t do selfies much but these sound like some top tips for those who do.

  4. August 21, 2017 / 9:18 pm

    ThNks so much for these tips, I always look strange in selfies so will definitely be trying them out.

  5. August 21, 2017 / 10:12 pm

    Some great tips there! I always love a black and white filter – or a cute snapchat one!

  6. August 21, 2017 / 10:19 pm

    I agree that the right angle creates the right selfie! The kind of selfies that you post also says a lot about who you are as a person as well apparently too !

  7. August 21, 2017 / 10:42 pm

    I am useless at selfies!! Go high is a good one, mine always look terrible!

  8. Sarah Ann
    August 21, 2017 / 10:47 pm

    Great tips! I always look weird in selfies so I never take them but I’ve never tried playing around with different filters.

  9. Dani
    August 22, 2017 / 12:05 am

    Your tips are exactly how I like to take a selfie – from up high and then filter it out 🙂

    Dani x

  10. August 22, 2017 / 11:15 am

    I rarely take selfies as I don’t like photos of myself, but I know if I do I always try and take them from high up x

  11. Kristina Maggiora
    August 22, 2017 / 12:48 pm

    I’m getting better at selfies but I’m not a pro yet hahah

  12. Ashleigh Dougherty
    August 22, 2017 / 2:21 pm

    Gosh, I always end up snapping 30-40 photos for a selfie, before I happy with just one. It can be such a task haha!

  13. August 22, 2017 / 5:12 pm

    haha i love the tips here! It has only been the past year that i have started to take more and more selfies much to the delight of my husband!

  14. August 22, 2017 / 7:55 pm

    Great ideas. Perfect for those who are just starting their blogs too. I am collecting sungalsses too and I am not sure how many sunnies that I already had. Haha

  15. August 22, 2017 / 8:09 pm

    I don’t do selfies so it’s good to have an idea of how to do a good one if I ever decide to change this.

  16. August 22, 2017 / 10:06 pm

    What a great post! My mummy needs to share this with my daddy as he’s rubbish at taking pictures of the two of them. My mummy always goes high with her selfies too x

  17. August 22, 2017 / 10:26 pm

    Great tips on taking a selfie. I haven’t been selfie obsessed at all but I have taken a couple of selfies and you’re aim high is so much better. Next is playing around filters!

  18. August 22, 2017 / 10:59 pm

    Love the title of the article! I am not the best at selfies, so this article is a great one for me to try and learn some tips from 🙂 x

  19. August 23, 2017 / 8:10 am

    I really appreciate that infographic, because I just cannot take good selfies…

  20. August 23, 2017 / 11:44 am

    i have become to hate my selfies lately putting on more weight but i love these tips and will give them a try

  21. August 23, 2017 / 5:02 pm

    These are great tips, especially the double chin one!

  22. August 23, 2017 / 7:29 pm

    I am absolutely useless at selfies so this is great….I’m going to reread this!!

  23. August 23, 2017 / 9:30 pm

    I’m a little selfie-phobic. I’m so bad a taking them. I do try and take them and I probably only post 1 out of every 100 I take. Snapchat gives me the fear especially when you open the app and it’s full on camera screen!!

  24. August 24, 2017 / 2:01 pm

    I take hundreds of selfies as they all come out terrible!! I need to learn how to use angles for the best shot and I probably should use filters more lol

  25. Jess
    August 25, 2017 / 10:05 am

    I used to take so many pictures when I was younger but now I hardly ever take selfies! I need these tips cause I’m totally out of the game.

  26. Rachel
    August 26, 2017 / 9:16 pm

    These are fab tips, I love a good selfie but i still don’t think I’ve perfected it haha! xo

  27. August 27, 2017 / 12:26 am

    I’m rubbish at taking selfies! I’ve tried most of these tips, but having a lazy eyelid means that holding the camera up makes me look constantly drunk. Then when I move it down, I have 6 chins. It’s a nightmare. I much prefer to get other people to take pics of me instead 😀

    Louise x

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