For each selfie that gets posted on Instagram, there are countless others that fail to make the mark. In this selfie-obsessed era, we all strive to click that we don’t hesitate to share on our social media. With the festive season here, we all will strive to click the perfect selfie while dressed in all our festive finery. So, here are 5 tips to click the perfect selfie…
Find Your Most Flattering Angle
Looking straight at the phone is certainly not the best way to get a flattering selfie. Most of us have a flattering profile that highlights our beset features. Tilting your head at an angle ensures that your face looks more angular, the jaw squarer, nose slimmer and the cheekbones more defined.
Holding the phone slightly higher than eye level and then angling your head a bit low is also a great angle to make your eyes appear bigger.
This one is actually quite a no-brainer. Everyone knows that facing the light source is the best way to ensure that you get well-lit selfies. However, playing around with the light can also lead to interesting results. In the picture above, my back is to my bedroom window and the backlight is creating the halo effect arround me and adding a radiant glow to my face. So, while facing the light source will give you good selfies, breaking that rule will give you some fun and unique pictures.
Look Away From The Camera
You don’t always have to gaze into the camera while clicking the selfie. Try looking off-camera for a selfie that spells coy or even intriguing. If you go through my Instagram, you would notice that there are several selfies in which I look off-camera. This also gives the effect of a candid shot.
Yes, pouting gets a bit OTT if you do it in all pictures. But once in a while, it is nice to have a fun, playful, pouty selfie. In not a pout, then you could also try other, fun, playful expressions as well.
Use the Beauty Feature on Your Phone
If you prefer not to edit your pictures after clicking them, you can use the Beauty feature such as this one in the Coolpad Note 5. Not only does this Beauty feature help you brighten your skintone, it also helps to smoothen your skin by reducing pores and lines, slims your face and enlarges your eyes! You can control the levels in all these features to get the perfect selfie without looking too OTT.
Besides this, another important thing to remember is to keep your hand steady while clicking the picture. That does get difficult at times since pressing the volume button to click the selfie causes the hand to shake a bit. Thankfully, with the Coolpad Note 5, keeping your hand steady while clicking selfies is a breeze thanks to the fingerprint button on the back of the phone that acts as a camera button as well and is postitioned where the index finger naturally sits while holding the phone.
I hope you found this post useful. Do share your tips with me on clicking the perfect selfie.