Taking a selfie is something most of us do quite frequently. Whether it is to post to Instagram, send to a friend, or just to see how you look, we take a lot of photos of ourselves. While there is a good chance your favorite selfies were taken on vacation, out with friends, or at the beach, there is no reason you can’t take an amazing selfie at home.
However, to get a great selfie at home can take some time, and some practice. You might not always get it on your first or second try. With that in mind, this blog post is going to go over a few tips to help you take the perfect selfie at home.
Find the Right Pose
One of the most crucial aspects of any good photo (selfie or otherwise) is to find the right pose. While the photo is often only of your face and perhaps upper body, how you pose still has an impact on how you look.
Now, you may be wondering how to choose selfie poses for men to ensure you look great. Well, the solution is to simply try a few out. With a bit of experiment with different poses, camera positions, head tilts, and angles, you will eventually find one that looks spectacular.
Choose the Best Lighting
The lighting is among the most underrated aspects of a photo. It can change how your skin looks, change the temperature of the photo, and be the difference between something looking bad or great. When taking a selfie, natural light is generally best as it softens the skin and helps it look smoother.
But finding soft interior light can also be a good idea. In most cases, the light should be behind the camera and in front of you, but not be so bright that it makes you squint. There are even lights you can buy that can help you get the best lighting no matter where, or when, you want to take the selfie.
Just like with your poses, experiment with the lighting of different intensities and in different positions to see what you think looks the best in your selfies.
One of the best ways to transform a selfie from good to great is to smile naturally. This often looks better and ensures your smile doesn’t look forced. Smiling naturally without forcing it for the photo can be hard, but there are many ways in which you can get the hang of it. This includes thinking of something funny, or doing something silly right before taking the photo.
A natural smile brings into play not only your mouth, but also your cheeks, your nose, and your eyes. It is very easy to see when a smile is forced or not natural, and it can often take away from the quality of a selfie.
Mind Your Background
Another thing to think about to ensure you get the best selfie possible is to think about the background. While people will be looking at you in your selfies, their eyes will eventually wander to the background. Make sure nothing embarrassing is in the background, or anything you don’t want people to see.
Also, the background in most selfies shouldn’t be too distracting, and should mesh well with your photo. Always check out backgrounds before you ever post or share a selfie, it can only take a second or two, and is always worth doing.
We hope that these tips have been able to help you take the perfect selfie, right in the comfort of your own home.