How to take the Perfect Selfie

If you want to know what matters most to people, look at what they capture in photographs. In today’s generation, who doesn’t know how to take a selfie ? I mean literally anywhere and everywhere you go, there will always be someone who will constantly take selfies. It’s crazy, but that’s how it is these days. It has become a form of expression. Instagram is one of the most popular and widely used photo sharing application. In recent years the selfie has taken over social networking, although going for a good selfie on Instagram could be hard, that’s why I have arranged tips and tricks that I have learned through the evolution of taking photos.


⁃ Lighting is a key factor in creating a successful photograph, may it be a selfie, a studio shot, name it. Lighting can change the whole perspective of your photos. There’s two things we need to remember about taking photos of yourself or someone else. There’s BACKLIT PHOTOS, in which a light is placed behind or at right angles to an object, person, or scene to produce such effects as depth or separation of subject and background. There’s also NATURALLY LIT, as the word itself it means that the light uses sunlight. Naturally lit photos stand above the rest on most parts.

Backlit Photos

Naturally Lit Photos



⁃ You’ve probably been told before that you shouldn’t be shooting in the middle of the day because, even though the sun is bright, it’s hard to control and has a very harsh appearance. While all of this is true, it would be a shame not to use this time of day to get some decent photos; if you know how to handle the light, it ceases to be a problem. Mornings and evenings offer the softest light as the sun is lower in the sky and casts softer shadows; these tend to be the best times to shoot. Morning has the added advantage of being fairly quiet, allowing capture of a lot of the natural light’s progression as the sun rises. Because the sun is coming in from an angle, you’re invariably left with a lot of shadows; this soft contrast makes for some pretty interesting textures.

Golden Hour Shots (4:30 pm)





⁃ If you’re taking a selfie, which is the focal point of this post, one selfie is not enough. I’m encouraging everyone to take as much selfies as you can. This will help you choose the best among the rest, it will provide you a lot of options to choose from, then narrowing it down to the very best. It’s also best to consult with your friends which ones look the best for your post.




⁃ I know that this might go against your belief of taking “natural-esque” selfies, but this will literally make a lot of difference in your photos. We all have bad skin days, whereas you’re out for a shoot or you’re just feeling yourself that day and wanted to take a selfie, but it’s that time of the month whereas your skin is just not at its best and want to hide it from the world. Face Tune is literally the app for you. You can do a lot of things with this app, you can patch up your pimples, whiten your background, reshape the image, and smoothen your blemishes. This costs like P199.00 or P200 at the App Store as I remember, but it’s totally worth it. I have been using this for over three years now and it never disappoints.








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