Apps and filters
Who doesn’t love the odd facetune here and there? Smoothing out some pores or tightening up your jawline can certainly make you feel more confident – but don’t take it too far. Making too many edits can mean that your pictures look like they’re of a completely different person, and can stop you from appreciating your natural beauty.
If your selfies bear no resemblance to what you really look like, it might be awkward when you bump into someone you know in the supermarket!
Of course, the main subject of your picture (you) is what needs to look good. However, there’s no harm in making sure your background is aesthetically pleasing, too. It makes no sense for you to look immaculate if there’s a messy bed or dirty dishes behind you. Keep your background as clean and neutral as possible – so that you are the main focus.
Overall, taking great selfies involves a few different things – mainly good angles, good lighting and being yourself.
It may seem tricky at first, but if you follow these steps, you’ll be on your way to having reams of perfect selfies in your camera roll in no time. Alternatively, there’s always the flash function – but use this with caution, as you don’t want to look overexposed.
For the most sophisticated looking lighting, you could always visit a professional photography studio, like Vanity Studios, where you can pose up a storm like you’re on America’s Next Top Model.