It might be shocking to learn that over a million selfies are taken every day. Almost everyone has a smartphone these days, and many of them are taking selfies at an alarming rate. Make your selfies stand out from the crowd with a few tips from the professionals.
Many people think selfies are narcissistic and a waste of time. They don’t have to be, though. If you are already inclined to take selfies, make yours better by thinking about crafting the story you want to tell. Why should I care about your selfie? Did you get a new outfit? Did you burn your face with the curling iron? Making sure there is a reason for a selfie is the first step to taking a great one.
The next step is to pay attention to things like lighting and composition. Lighting should be just right- not too dark and not too bright, and it should come from the proper direction. Nothing is sadder than the perfect selfie of your new shade of lipstick that is dark and shadowy. Composition is also very important- make sure there isn’t a mirror in the background reflecting the fact that you’re sitting on the commode or there isn’t a pole sticking out of the side of your head.
You can also make use of tools and apps to enhance your selfies. Some apps can edit your photos to reduce red eye or erase blemishes. There are also tripods and zoom lenses for cell phones that can enhance the mobile photography experience overall. In short, you can create photographer quality photographs with your phone if you have the right tools and training. Learn more about improving your selfies from this infographic. Be sure to share it with your friends so we can end the epidemic of bad selfies on social media!