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HOW TO TAKE A PERFECT SELFIE: Selfie tips for guys and girls

A good selfie

How to take a perfect selfie for boys and girls

Hello lovelies. Welcome to Kesyhub. Everybody loves a good selfie! Growing a good Instagram or Facebook feed, you need to have some cute pictures of yourself, selfie including in other to do that.

I am a girl that loves to take a lot of selfies. Some of which come out great, and some few others…not so great (if I must confess).

A selfie of course, is a picture of the face (usually), but you might also want a selfie of your neck, probably showing off your cute necklace, earing, and probably a style on your dress. It is simply called a selfie as it was taken by you using a smartphone or a webcam.

People make many mistakes while taking a selfie that of course can be avoided and corrected.

In order to take a good selfie there’s a few things you might want to consider. These things might vary depending on how you want your picture to look like so without much talk

  • A GOOD CAMERA

The camera in use and the camera quality is very important. My phone camera is 13 megapixel and with a good lighting, a selfie would come out fine.

You must not always have to use your phone to take the selfie. When I can get a hold of a friend’s phone whose camera is better, I wouldn’t hesitate to use it to take a good selfie.

 

  • THE APPLICATION IN USE

There are over hundred camera applications and a lot more are coming up as you read. Some people still love to use the phone camera, which is perfectly OK as far as it comes out exactly the way you want it.

It is not about the number of camera applications you have at your disposal but it is about sticking to the best camera application you come across.

Try out different photo apps until you find the perfect one for you. Also, use the different filters the app has to offer, until you find the one that you can fall in love with.

Personally, I to use ‘sweet selfie’. It has lots of filters and my selfies come out just fine when I work with it.

 

  • THE BACKGROUND

Ooh yes! The background matters a lot. You want to take a selfie behind tall building, a neat street or any environment that looks appealing to the eyes. Also, you want to take note of the kind of Instagram theme you are working with. Know more about Instagram themes on Later.com

A covered area where there is no light coming in would reduce the quality of your selfie. This is important, so you don’t end up ruining your picture while cropping off somethings you don’t like.

 

  • YOUR UNIQUE SELFIE ANGLE

While taking a selfie, you must take note of the angle where your selfie is cutest. Knowing your cute side requires a lot of practice. Stand in front of the mirror to determine your best angle or better still, take lots of selfie from different angles to see which the best is. I love taking a selfie to my right holding the phone up and the camera tilting down at a certain level.

Everybody has theirs, find out what yours is.

 

  • LIGHTING IS EVERYTHING

One of the most important rules of taking a good selfie is your lighting. Not just any lighting but natural lighting. Lighting is definitely the best beauty product that you don’t have to pay for. Be sure to turn your face to a window with natural lighting or better still, go outside and face the direction of sunrise.

Good lighting can remove under eye bag and shadows from your face.

 

  • AVOID SHADOWS

A major mistake anyone can make is take a selfie with a big shadow covering your face. Trust me on this one, it wouldn’t look nice at all. So to completely avoid shadows, face the sun completely or look away from the sun completely. Don’t stand in-between because that will cause a shadow to be cast over your face.

Taking a selfie midday when the sun is very high is not advisable as you would find yourself straining your eyes and it tends to produce shadows on your face. To avoid that, move completely under a shade and take that perfect selfie.

 

  • PICTURE COVERAGE

When taking a selfie you should do a little calculation of what you want to cover in the selfie. For instance, if you wish to cover your hair in the selfie, then be sure to take a selfie that does not cut it off.

Make your selfie accurate to take your entire face and most part of your body to at least under your chest area (if you wish to make it that way). Also avoid taking a selfie that is too close to your face or too far from your face. Just be calculative!

 

  • YOUR APPEARANCE

So if you managed to get all the tips above right and your appearance is not good, that selfie will not come out nice all.

Don’t take a selfie when you are too sweaty or with an extremely oily face. Also, don’t take a selfie when you are stressed out or when you are not just in the mood to take a selfie, yea…that matters too.

 

  • TOO MUCH EDITING IS BAD!

After taking a cute selfie, you shouldn’t spoil it by applying too many filters on it. When you edit a picture too much, it loses its originality and natural look. When editing your selfie and you increase the lighting to a point the picture is hardly seen, the picture will be ruined.

You can also play with the humidity, vibrancy, sharpness and other features but be sure not to apply them too much as not to lose the picture value and originality.

As a good practice, edit all your pictures the same way to have a beautiful and uniform Instagram theme.

 

SMILE LIKE YOU MEAN IT

No matter how cute your face is, a fake smile would not give you a good selfie. Avoid forcing your face into a grin.

If you are going with a more serious selfie, try smiling with your eyes. This would also apply if you want to pout, try smiling with your eyes as well. It’s advisable to practice in front of a mirror until you find the perfect smile for your selfie.

Please note that you should take a lot of selfies, I mean a lot and then look through them and keep the cute ones.

Thanks for reading and I hope it was useful. If you enjoyed it, share this post and drop a comment bellow and tell me how these tips worked out for you.

Ask me any question and I will be happy to answer.

Until next time, much love.

 

 

33 thoughts on “HOW TO TAKE A PERFECT SELFIE: Selfie tips for guys and girls

  1. Cissy says:

    Wow! So much i’ve Learned from this post, time to elevate my selfie game :))) thanks for sharing

    1. Sylvia Atakpor says:

      Thank you love. Am happy you liked it.

  2. Leandi says:

    My selfies are definitely going to look better now!

    1. Sylvia Atakpor says:

      Lol.. am sure.

  3. Namo says:

    Hmmmmm goddess of selfies 🙂 nice post mama selfie . keep it up.

  4. Vera says:

    Nice and interesting. More grace to you, KesyHub

    1. Sylvia Atakpor says:

      Thank you.

  5. Ruthy says:

    Lol. I love the smile like u mean it part. “smile with ur eyes” noted.

  6. Hetty Ralph says:

    Great write up darling. Thanks for the free lecture on the art of being a selfie boss… Lol. Good job

    1. Sylvia Atakpor says:

      Selfie boss! I like the sound of that. Thank you.

  7. Jaycee says:

    so much to learn for taking a selfie.. it’s a nice write up dearie

  8. Stephy says:

    Wah do yu think abou leaving a pic as an example tho

    1. Sylvia Atakpor says:

      Thank you Stephy. Will work on the photos next time.

  9. Cristina says:

    This is a very smart guide! I agree with you, too much editing is totally bad!

  10. Jane says:

    I love these tips, Sylvia… Totally helpful, my selfie game will rank up with these. 🙂 Thank you for sharing.

  11. Osarieme says:

    Osheyyyy… 418 the original selfie mama… Nice one bae… Na to dey carry jotter come this blog, so much to learn. Lol. Muah

    1. Haslek says:

      Yes oo

  12. Steffi says:

    LOL… I literally delete at least 30 pictures before getting THE one. Good thing I mostly shoot at home, when I’m outside, I’m to embarrassed to take more than three or four. Thanks for all the tips!

  13. Haslek says:

    Hmm, definitely gonna try this. Keep it up.

  14. Claire says:

    I’ve mastered selfie, I am working on photography. But I think light is important and the angle for sure.

  15. Miss Monèt says:

    I’m not the greatest at takin selfies. I find myself always redoing them lol didn’t even think of using photo apps besides my camera. Thank you for the advice I plan on using it

  16. I so needed this article in my life! Do you recommend a phone ring light? I’ve contemplated getting one of those

    1. Sylvia Atakpor says:

      Yes dearie, if you find your self in a place with poor lighting, a phone ring light will do the job. But if there’s natural sunlight, you wouldn’t be needing it.

  17. Quiet extensive. Selfie game just changed. Thank you.

  18. Great tips!! Who knew so much went into taking the perfect selfie!

  19. Indu says:

    Interesting post on selfie tips. I enjoyed greatly. Looking forward to your more posts.

    1. Sylvia Atakpor says:

      Thank you. Hope you have seen my post on basic Makeup brushes a girl should have and how to use them

  20. Sudanny says:

    I love a good selfie! For me, my key things to have are lighting & the right angle! 🙂

  21. Marifaith says:

    I’ve taken sooooo many selfies! Its been a huge learning curve, definitely need a better camera!

  22. Kathryn says:

    Great post. Very useful

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