4 Tips to Take a Better Selfie

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4 Tips to Take a Better Selfie!

I Love Selfies!

As a Leo, I would have to admit that I am a vain individual. And as a self-absorbed human, I take a lot of selfies. Like, a lot. Probably more than is reasonable, but I am not looking to change. Instead, I am looking to bring you to the dark side. So, today’s post is all about taking a great selfie. 

The first time I was abroad, selfies weren’t a thing. They were a thing- hello MySpace selfies, but they weren’t as common as they are now. They were something you did with a mirror and your digital camera, usually in your bathroom. When I was at the Roman Forum in Rome, we saw so many people taking selfies, and my friends didn’t believe me when I said they were called selfies. So much so that I created a whole Facebook post asking others what they called it when you take a photo of yourself. So, I’ve always been ahead of the times when it comes to selfies. 😂💁🏻‍♀️

How To Take A better Selfie

1- Lighting

You need to have good lighting to take a selfie. Personally, I like to face natural light, so I often face windows when taking selfies. Being backlit can cause difficulties, so try to put the light in front of you. Natural lighting is always preferable, but sometimes it doesn’t work out.

2- Angles

Figure out what angles make you look your best. Some people like to hold their phone higher than their face. Some people want to hold it at the same level. I usually keep mine either at the same level or slightly higher. I know that holding it below is not for me. Hello, double chins! Take some time to figure these out. Once you have a go-to angle, your selfie game will be on point! 

3- Pose

My pose is almost always an open-mouth smile. I don’t know why or how this came to be, but I always look happier when my smile is open. My mom disagrees, but I am the one taking the picture. Try out a few poses. Don’t be afraid to make a fool of yourself. Figure out a few good poses for yourself ahead of time. That way, when the time comes to snap a selfie, you are ready! 

4- Filters

Snapchat is my jam. I love the filters on Snapchat. I can’t get enough. Ever. They bring so much joy to my life and so much fun to my selfies. Each morning as I wait for my ride, I try out as many filters as I can. Some make me look beautiful, and some make me look ridiculous, and I love them all. 

There you have it. Four easy steps to step up your selfie game! If you have any other tips, please share them in the comments below. I would love to elevate my selfie game even further!

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