How To Take The Perfect Selfie
Hey Bossgals, we all take a few – or many- selfies. It’s the perfect way to showcase a new hairdo or just to let your friends & family see your face once in awhile! But how do you get the perfect Insta-worthy selfie? Here are my tips for the next time you want to snap the perfect pic!
1. Find Your “Good” Side
I know, I know, it sounds cliché, but it’s true! Since our faces aren’t perfectly symmetrical, everyone photographs better on one side of your face than the other. Knowing your angles and positioning the camera to accentuate your best angles is key!
Having great lighting is essential to a great selfie. If you’re a professional, you probably have some lighting equipment, but for the every day on-the-go Bossbabe, natural lighting is going to be your best friend! Either facing directly towards or at an angle with the sun is perfect. Photographers call sunrise or sunset the “golden hour” to shoot because the lighting is soft and perfect for a great pic!
3. Angles and Posing
If you don’t want a close up of your face, find a good angle / pose can be tricky! The key is to accentuate the features you want to display and hide the ones that maybe you’re not in love with. If someone’s taking a photo of you, have them try holding the camera at different angles. For posing, try a photo with one hand on your hip leaning out slightly. Maybe try posing your leg angled with your knee slightly elevated. Believe it or not, there is a science to this! Celebrities actually hire people that teach them how to pose. Practice makes perfect, so take a lot of pics with different poses at different angles and pick the one you like most!
4. Makeup Skills
Knowing how to do your makeup is important for a great selfie. There are plenty of makeup tutorials on YouTube to check out if you aren’t so confident about how to do your makeup. Use those tutorials, babes!
I know what you’re thinking…editing? Isn’t that cheating? No way! It makes your selfie look professional, like the popular influencers or models. First trick is to take a bunch of selfies, then choose your favorite. Once you’ve picked out your fav, you can use apps like Facetune to go in a softly airbrush your skin or change the color of your seflie slightly. The key is to not over do it though. Subtlety is what makes it look effortless!
Okay ladies, those are your tips for the perfect selfie. Now let me see your beautiful faces!