As the old saying goes, there’s no such thing as bad press. In fact, that adage applies to selfies as well: it doesn’t matter who you are or what you do for a living, your social media presence is just as important in today’s world as any other part of your career. That said, selfies can be hard to get right sometimes! Let’s face it: we’ve all seen our fair share of unflattering images online—especially ones taken with smartphones from unflattering angles. So how do we make sure that our selfies come out looking professional and flattering? Well luckily for you (and for me!), this article will give you all the tips and tricks necessary to take fantastic selfies like a pro!
Do a little research on local events and festivals.
If you’re not satisfied with your current selfie game, it’s time to expand your horizons. Consider looking into local events and festivals that you might be able to attend as a group. Check out newspapers and websites for listings in your area; look for events that are free or inexpensive, so you can spend as little money as possible while still having fun. If there are any events at local museums or theaters, that’s great! Museums typically have many exhibits on display at any given time—and if someone buys their ticket online ahead of time, they may be able to get discounted admission (which is always good news).
Another idea is to visit tourist attractions such as amusement parks or zoos; these places often offer special discounts for people who purchase tickets online in advance. This way everyone gets more value for their dollar since they don’t have pay full price when they arrive at the park on opening day!
Create a space that reflects your personality and interests.
To create a space that reflects your personality and interests, it’s important to select items that are meaningful to you. This can include your favorite colors, music, books, art or even food. It’s also important to make sure that everything has a place and is placed in an orderly fashion so it’s easy for you to find what you need.
Don’t be afraid to get in close.
Don’t be afraid to get in close. There are so many great ways you can use your face and body to show off the outfit you’re wearing. For example, if it’s a summer dress, show off your legs! And if it’s winter? Show off your boots! You could also wear an oversized sweater or coat that would otherwise look terrible on camera—but in person, it looks amazing. If there’s something specific about your outfit that makes it extra cool (like the necklace you wore), put a close-up of that accessory on the top half of your selfie, then show off the rest of yourself filling up most of the frame below.
Set up your very own home photo booth.
Set up your very own home photo booth. Not only will this make it easier to take multiple photos in one setting, but it can also help you get the right angle and lighting.
- Set up a tripod. If you don’t have one, they’re cheap and easy to find at any department store or online.
- Use a remote control or timer for taking selfies so that you’re not having to reach out as far with your phone’s camera lens when trying to take pictures of yourself from an arm’s length away. This is especially important if you need to balance something on top of your head while also holding onto other props—it’ll be much more stable if everything looks level rather than lopsided!
- Get some good lighting by using a LED light box like this one from Amazon (which comes with its own remote) or placing this white background behind yourself while standing next to a window during daylight hours (just make sure no harsh shadows are cast on your face). If neither option works for where ever else you choose then consider getting creative by using mirrors instead (just remember not too shine them directly into anyone else’s eyes!). Also try adding fun accessories such as hats/glasses/scarves/jewelry etc., especially if these items match well with whatever outfit
Take inspiration from your favorite artists’ Instagram posts.
Take inspiration from your favorite artists’ Instagram posts.Instagram is a great place to find and explore new art, as it’s filled with both established and up-and-coming artists, who post their work in the form of photos. Look at their work and see if there are any common themes. You can use these themes to inspire your own work, or you can take cues from how they present themselves online by using similar filters, hashtags, or even just the way they pose for the camera (in traditional painting terms: composition). For example:
- A photographer might decide to shoot portraits that have similar lighting schemes as those shown on painter Roy Lichtenstein’s Instagram feed;
- A painter might try using some of photographer Cindy Sherman’s techniques when taking selfies.
Use mirrors to create cool angles.
There are a lot of different ways to use mirrors to your advantage, but the most common is to create a symmetrical composition. A mirror can be used in almost any setting or situation, and will always help you frame up the perfect selfie.
A mirror can also help you to create a fun composition by showing off your awesome outfit or cool accessories (just make sure they’re not covered up by your phone’s camera!).
Mirrors can also be used as props in creative selfies, whether it’s holding one up with your face in front of it or taking photos from behind one so that you’re reflected. Mirrors don’t just have to be used for selfies though; they’re great for capturing unique angles when shooting anything else too!
Try out different filters for an unexpected aesthetic.
Filters can be a fun way to experiment with your phone’s photo-taking capabilities. They’re also useful if you want to make a selfie look more professional or artistic, which may help you enter that contest you’ve been dreaming of since childhood.
When it comes down to it, though, the most important thing is finding something that works for you—and that means taking a lot of selfies!
Go for the prop!
You can make your selfie more interesting by adding a prop. Props are something you hold in the picture or even wear, like a hat or stuffed animal. You can use props to create a story and tell people where you are, what you’re doing, and how you feel about it. For example, if I’m at an arcade game with my friends and want to share the fun we’re having playing games together (without actually having to say anything), I might take a picture of us all holding up our favorite game tokens as we play on our favorite games. That way when someone sees that picture they’ll know exactly what is going on and why it’s so much fun!
It’s ok to be a little self-centered!
Selfies are a great way to express yourself and make your friends, family, and followers feel included in your life. Selfies can help you remember the moment or show others what it’s like when you’re having fun with friends.
There’s nothing wrong with being a bit self-centered — selfies are fun!
And that’s it! We hope you enjoyed our guide to taking fantastic selfies. Remember, the most important piece of advice we can give is to be yourself and have fun with it. The rest will fall into place as long as you keep trying new things and experimenting with different styles.