It is not a secret that “selfies” are quickly becoming less of a trend and more of an art form. Almost everyone nowadays with a social media account has at least one selfie in their collection of photographs. What makes them so loved by the entire world? As the saying goes: a picture
is worth more than a thousand words. A selfie with you smiling happily? Probably worth a lot more than a simple picture. But what can you do when you just can’t get a good picture of yourself? Looking good and feeling great! Selfies can be a great avenue for self-expression at any age. Selfies aren’t just for teenagers! Selfies are for YOU – an adult! Don’t feel guilty about wanting to take pictures of your inner and outer beauty.
I’ve learned several tips from photovisual.com that I wanted to share with you. These tips are for men and women over 40. Get your best selfie with these top 10 tips!
Smartphone Camera Height – Higher Angle is Better
1 – Smartphone Camera Height – The best angle is one that is slightly higher than your line of vision. I prefer to have a 45-degree angle! And, you will notice that a higher angle works when you take pictures of other people too!
2 – Good Lighting – Look for a window if you are taking the selfie inside. If you are outside, face the sun directly or find shade. If you take pictures during the middle of the day, the shadows will be too harsh! The best time to take selfies outside are during sunset – but who has time for that?
3 – Face Tilt – Most people don’t look their best straight on. Turn your face to the side, but only slightly.
Tips you won’t find anywhere else!
4 – Double Chin – Avoid a double chin by pushing your chin forward slightly and tilt down. Not too extreme and don’t tilt your head up because people can see up your nose. If you are hardcore about selfies, take a piece of white paper and hold it underneath your chin. The paper bounces the light, illuminates the face and can help with the double chin.
5 – HUGE Smile – A natural smile is best. A huge smile will make your upper lip look thin, and your eyes will squint and wrinkle!
Dark lipstick, HUGE smile, looking straight at the camera OR…
6- Wear brighter lipstick – Dark lipstick will reduce the impact of your lips in a picture. Dark lipstick can make you look tired and old.
7- Take Multiple Pictures – Experiment with different poses until you find out what angle works best for you. Don’t take 30, because it becomes stressful!
If taking full-length Selfies:
8 – Foot Position – Don’t stand with your feet together. Bend the leg closest to the camera with the majority of your weight on your back foot.
9 – Body Angle – Turn your body slightly at a 45-degree angle. This helps create a gentle curve along with turning your body at an angle. Notice how celebrities pose, slightly angled away from the camera. This pose creates an illusion of a slimmer figure.
Which Looks Better? Arm Placement, Body Angle, Knee Bend
10 – Arm Placement – Don’t pose like a teenager with your hand on your hip. But, don’t squish your arms straight to your side. Bend your elbow and move it slightly away from your body. Experiment with this!
Don’t forget to use the right filter on your phone before publishing! Be watching for my list for the best selfie filters!
Have Fun – Taking selfies might seem silly, but it can be fun too! It’s a great opportunity to show off your inner and outer beauty!