How To Take Selfies: Let’s take a stroll down your photos apps, head to your camera album go through your selfies, are you proud of them? 😂😂, let’s pretend you are, are they presentable?? Well, you don’t know.
no one is setting our dear world wide web on fire, hold on, have you noticed that the abbreviation “WWW” sounds longer than “World Wide Web”? 🤔🤔💭💭
What Is Selfie By The Way
Before you know how to take selfies, it will be better we define selfies for you, according to wikipedia
Wikipedia definition : A selfie (/ˈsɛlfi/) is a self-portrait type image, typically taken with a smartphone which may be held in the hand or supported by a selfie stick. Selfies are often shared on social networking services such as Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat and Instagram.
So, Selfie doesn’t mean a picture taken ALONE, long as the person snapping the photo is being SNAPPED also, then its a selfie, it’s theory is as simple as this, long as whoever snaps the picture is in the picture, then that’s a Selfie in action.
It is mostly done using your mobile device’s front camera.
How to take Selfies Like A Boss
I’ll try my best to separate this article into two different, I’ll teach you two things.
1. How to prepare the atmosphere for the selfie.
2. How to act in front of the camera.
3. Devices and apps for a good selfie
How To Prepare For A Selfie
Before you get my secrets on How To Take Selfies we need to get the location ready, so this right here are things to do in other to give this selfie the feel.
1. Light It Up Baby
Light Light!!! Your phone might have a flash, that’s cool but trust me, nothing beats nature. Natural light is free, that you should know by now but regulating
it is a whole different ball game. Don’t sit in your room for this selfie, go out, go to a place where you’ll get a sufficient amount of heat without roasting(sun) yourself.
If you are in no position of going outside, at least open your windows and blinds and let the light light up the place. In summary, a good amount of lights wouldn’t kill your picture.
2. The Shadows Are Scary
Yeah! Shadows, Shadows! We don’t want it, having shadows from letting me say a building or a three on you during your photoshoot isn’t a great thing. Super cool pictures could be achieved during sunrise and sunset, then nature gives you it’s the best lighting.
Shadows can cause a fake bag under your eye, trust me you don’t want that. Avoiding any form of a shadow in your selfies way is a serious point here.
3. Let’s Understand How Flash Works
Most mobile phones this day blesses us with front cameras and front flashes to act as artificial lights when we lark Nature’s light, in this case, we should try not to use our flash when we have sufficient light already, trust me it’s not cool.
For iPhone users, until Apple decides to give you front flash, this is the trick to use. Go to your Snapchat app, launch it, select the little lightning bolt ↯ at your snapchat’s top left corner and take this selfie. This may affect your selfie a little but a good photo edit could reduce the blue effect a lot.
5. The Background Please 🙏
O yeah! This matters, this matters a lot, I know some phones have abilities to blur your background and focus the selfie on just you, but how perfect do you think it is?
To avoid stories that touch, I insist you choose a perfect background, check what’s behind you then go for the shot. O wait! Avoid photo Bombers too, those set of people who decide to spoil your sexy selfie.
How to take Selfies Like The Pro You Are
We’ve got everything ready huh? Time for the main treat, grab that device lets dive in dear. Now you learn how to take selfies like a boss.
1. SMILE Please 🙄
Yeah! We don’t want any serious person here, I know some people who look cute if they smile or not, but you my dear friend should give smile a chance in your life. If you are a badass, you can fake the smile perfectly but yet again, nothing beats nature.
Those split seconds before the flicker comes you could say ‘Yes’ or ‘Cheese’, I will go with Cheese if you want to display all of your cute teeth, ‘Yes’ will show a little, you should know which works for you.
2. Behead Yourself 🗡️ ⛏️
O wait, drop the machete I don’t mean it literally 😂😂. When I say behead yourself, what I mean is this, Extend your sexy head away from your neck, try to be a
baby Giraffe for today, when you extend your head from your neck a little, you create a longer neck and a sharper jawline. Push your shoulder down will give you that relaxed look.
3. Hey you! Look At The Camera
Wait! Do you want to take a selfie without facing the camera? Heck No! At this point, the camera should face your face. The tip here is this, slightly raise your eyebrows, it will make your eyes look larger.
This tip coupled with the smiling tip is a killer move trust me. This creates genuine happiness, tell me what beats happiness and joy in a picture? That’s right NOTHING.
4. Angle! ANGLE!!!
Yeah, baby! The angle will either make or mar you, keep your cute chin down and lift your camera, position it to your side a little, not head-on in front of you.
When taking posing for a great selfie, hold the phone so that the bottom of it is on the same level as your eyes. Or better still, get a selfie stick.
Still on Angles, don’t face the camera in your face, like I said, shift it a little.
5. Google for Lights
O yeah! The topic of light again, in this section we are going to do what I call “Google For Light”, unless you’ve been under a rock,you should know by now that the word “Google” is synonymous with the word “Search” , so what I am basically saying here is “Search For Light”. Keep spinning that phone until you get the right amount of light. You’ll know when you get it.
6. Snap Snap Click Click Flicker Flicker
Now here, what we do is make use of the “Practice Makes Perfect” Adage, Friend, keep snapping, keep posing, keep posing I said, change angles, keep posting then when it looks like you’ve got a few perfect, you post. Twitter, Facebook, WhatsApp Status, and watch peoples reactions, the goal is to have a killer selfie right? Then do this.
7. Calm Down, It’s just one selfie
You might get them negative comments, don’t look at it as a setback, in fact, it is what you should be looking for if it doesn’t meet the hype you want, don’t stress it, keep trying okay?
Still here, I don’t want you forcing anything in this selfie, I want you to be very relaxed and confident, trust me you are perfect. This selfie shouldn’t be over-exaggerated, just take it nice and slow being relaxed is another killer track.
8. No To Odd Selfies
As you learn how to take selfies this may happen. Okay! Most a times we want to make some kinda pose to feel comfortable, I know that feeling. You want to pose like a gangster cause you saw Lil Wayne do it and it looked cool, you want to lips pout cause you saw Kim Kardashian do it..
HECK NO!!! we don’t do that here, Be NATURAL, relax yourself and kill this selfie please 🙏, I am banking on you. When you get that urge to force a look, it’s time you back out a little, when the urge dies, you step in and kill it 😉😉
How To Get The Selfie Ready(OPTIONAL) For The Media
O yeah! Let the world meet this selfie, I am pretty sure you didn’t take this selfie to store it in your gallery, in fact, the definition of Selfie isn’t complete until social media gets it. Yeah! So these points should be taken into consideration “How To Take Selfies step it up a notch”
1. Right App And Filter
Yeah! You might not have gotten the perfect selfie ARENA! That’s when this comes in, get a good app filter and filter this selfie, thou most cameras and social media photo upload sections have options for photo edit, a good app could still help you out here.
Android users should check out Photo Grid and Pics Art.
iPhone Users, should checkout PhotoGrid and PicCollage.
2. They Are Levels To This Camera
Trust me, “inside cameras they are cameras”. Phone cameras vary, iPhone has made sure of this, Sony phone has dope cam….. You know what, just compare, I can’t recommend any particular camera phone for you cause all are getting slick day by day.
3. Don’t Over Edit
Real recognize real, people can spot fake stuff easily this day, so when you edit don’t get carried away, make it mild and make it count.
Summary and Tips In Taking A Cool Selfie
This tips applies also, you already know how to take selfies, still consider the below points
In summary, just keep trying till you get the right shot, keep posting, keep smiling, keep testing you’ll definitely get the right pose.
Don’t over filter the selfie, nothing beats you being Natural with the Selfie, you relax and take this killer shots.
Make use of a good device, Samsung, iPhone, Pixel, etc have a record of giving users the best effect when they snap with their phones, so the aim here is this; get a good phone or get one from a friend then make this killer shots.
No much makeup: Making up is cool, but being natural is cooler, this shouldn’t stop you from applying a little powder here or there.
Guys again, if you are getting a photo of your alps, a good angle will be the picture coming from your side a little, just lift your shirt a little.
Never ever take an emergency selfie, na na! You’ll be stressed up.
Tag me to your photos, I want the best mehn! 😉 😜
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