Whether it is for your blog or your next Instagram photo, taking a good selfie is important! Being able to take a flattering photo of yourself can be helpful when you are alone. You may the photo for work purposes, just for fun and even dating! Here are a few of my favorite tips to consider before you start snapping away.
Think about where you are
Think about your surroundings! Is there good lighting? Is the background what you are going for or is it dirty? Think about what you want the photo for. Test out different backgrounds. You can use different rooms in your apartment, a park outside of even your favorite coffee shop. There are so many different options out there you just have to get a little creative.
Use natural light
Sometimes a flash can make us look super overexposed. The flash on our phones give off a harsh flash which can be great for dim lighting but not so great for our faces. Try to use natural lighting when you can. Try to take your photo near a big window or even outside.
Sometimes when you look directly at the camera it can take a not so flattering photo of ourself. Don't be afraid to tilt your head a little and see what angle is the best for you. Before you take the photo, try to take a breath in and smile. It will help you sit up straight and help you relax a little!
Make sure you are in focus
Whether you are using a camera or your cell phone, make sure you are in focus before snapping a photo. You don't want to find out after the fact that your photo is super blurry. Play around and take a few photos before your selfie session starts.
Don't be afraid to get creative with it! This is your selfie so be sure that you are infusing your personality into the photo. There are so many different places and props you can use in your photo so be sure to have fun with it. Your friends and followers will love your next photo!