Friday, 6 September 2013

How to take the perfect selfie- How'd you do that Thursday... on a friday

Taking your own pictures can be a nightmare especially when you don't have a friend or boyfriend following you around. Maybe like me, you feel awkward asking someone to take your picture, especially when they don't understand why you have to take so many pictures of everything. 

The other week I bought a wireless shutter remote for my android phone (you can find details on how to buy one and my review here), which has probably been one of the best investments I've made for my blog. As great as it was wrestling with the self timer and mirrors, I'm glad I will never have to use them again.

Although there is a technique to taking the perfect pictures whether you're using the self timer or a wireless remote:

  1. Set up the picture by placing a chair or other object where you will stand to make sure you're in the focus area.
  2. If you have a wireless remote, make some attempt at hiding it, rather than pointing it at the camera.
  3. Make sure the background is clear or at least blur it out, because no matter how good the photo is, the clutter will always be a distraction.
  4. When taking a mirror selfie  try to angle it so the phone is not visible in the picture.
  5. Bathroom selfies are acceptable in fancy bathrooms, not the ones at home or in the local morrisons. 
  6. Taking continuous shots on self timer is better than only taking single ones. Then go back and recheck the photos so you know what to change for round 2.
  7. Only choose the best photos to post and if you really can't decide then post at maximum of 3 photos in slightly different poses.
  8. Don't be afraid to copy model poses- they obviously work well.
Here are some photos based on model poses I took with the rtrivr:

If you have any selfie tips I'd love to hear them in the comments below.
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