There’s rocket science and there’s taking a selfie. Guess which one is more difficult. And if you guessed rocket science you’re wrong. See, the art of taking a selfie can’t be taken lightly. Taking a good selfie is the only way most of us can hide how colossally awkward we are in person. So, obviously we’ve done some research on the subject and brought you the best tips from all over the planet—to help you take the selfies that are going to save your social life. You’re welcome!
1. You Want To Get The Light To Work For You
Apparently, the best times to take a selfie are at sunrise or sunset, in terms of natural lighting. However, whenever else you’re taking a picture go towards sources of natural light. It’ll help you avoid dark spots and shadows. And also, good lighting = good picture.
2. Extend Your Head Away From Your Neck
This is a tip taken right from the Kim Kardashian playbook of selfies. Extend your head away from your neck, and you create the look of a longer neck. It also emphasizes your jaw line. Additionally, you can push your shoulders down in order to make yourself look more relaxed. It’s a lot, I know.
3. Hold Your Phone To The Side
If you holding your phone right in front of you is not working for you, you can try side angles instead.
4. You Can Use A Front Facing Flash
If you don’t have access to natural lighting, one thing you can do is use an app to help you get a better result. Snapchat happens to have a front facing flash feature that you can use to take your pictures. You can always slap a filter on the picture if that throws off the colour scheme.
5. Your Smile Has To Be Genuine
Genuine smiles make for great pictures. Think happy thoughts, and find a natural smile before you hit the shutter button.
6. The More Selfies You Take, The More Options You Have
I mean … this is basic logic. The more selfies you take the better chances of finding one that you end up liking. Unless of course, you’re as hopeless as I am. In which case … rip selfies.
7. Know Your Apps And Filters
Even a mediocre selfie can turn into something good if you use the right filter. Try different apps. Find the filter that works for you. And once you do, slap that thing on every picture that you take.
8. Don’t Edit Too Much
Edit your picture too much and it just … it just kind of becomes lame. Yes, do it. But be careful not to overdo it.
Now go take some bomb selfies and tag Kuulpeeps, because we’re partly responsible for all of that faya, ya know?