Taking selfies is a fun way to show the world your confidence, personality and fashion sense. From celebrities, to musicians to presidents, to Academy Award winners, everybody’s doing it. But don’t just point your camera at your face and take a shot without planning. Follow these 7 simple rules and your selfies will actually be worth posting on your social media.
Step 1. LIGHTING – Start with good lighting. Having a solid light source is an essential part of taking any kind of photograph, and selfies are no different. Avoid taking a selfie in a dimly-lit room or one with harsh fluorescent lighting, natural light is the most flattering kind, so try to take your selfie near a window or outdoors. Keep the sun or other light source in front of you, a bit above eye level. The light will brighten and soften your features, rather than casting harsh shadows across your face.
Step 2. Use your phone’s back camera. Many cell phones have two cameras: one in the back, and one in the front. Instead of using the camera in the front to take selfies, use the one in the back. The back camera takes higher-resolution pictures than the front camera, which will end up taking a blurrier selfie. You’ll have to turn the phone around, and you won’t be able to see your face as you take the picture, but it’s worth the trouble!
Step 3. Don’t use a mirror unless there’s no other way to get the shot you want. The picture will appear in reverse, your camera will be visible, and you’re likely to end up with a strange glare. Plus, your selfie could appear distorted, since mirror glass doesn’t always reflect back a perfectly accurate image.
Step 4. Consider the background of your picture. The best selfies have more than just a face. There’s something interesting to look at in the background. If you cant find anything inteesting for background and u MUST take it in your room, tidy up!!
Step 5. Experiment with filters. Most people who take selfies also happen to have an app on their phones that can add interesting dimension through the use of color and light filters. Not every filter is right for every selfie, so play around with different options before settling on the best one. The simplest filters are “black and white” and “sepia.” Even if you don’t have an app installed on your phone, you probably have these features.
Step 6. Edit the photo. If you have photo editing software, you can also touch up any blemishes or flaws on the selfie before uploading it to a social media account. You can cut out parts of the background, resize the photo so it frames your face differently, change the way the light looks, and so on. Many of these edits can be made on your phone without using an app, but you might want to look into the dozens of apps available for this purpose.
Step 7. Make sure the setting is appropriate. There are some places that should be completely off-limits to selfies, like funerals or the scene of an accident. Most situations like this are pretty common sense, but as a general rule, ask yourself if taking a selfie in a given situation could upset or offend people who see it. If the answer is “yes,” save your selfie for another time!If you are at an event meant to focus on or celebrate another human being, put down your smart phone and step out of thespot light.
Take a look at some famous celebrity Selfies-