What is a selfie?

A selfie is a self-portrait photograph and people have been taking pictures of themselves for over 100 years, but the term “selfie” has only become mainstream in recent history. The word has become so popular it was named “word of the year” by the Oxford English Dictionary in 2013. Some people assume you must have a smart phone, but you can take a good selfie using any camera.

Eight easy ways to take the perfect selfie

1. Be safe

Selfies can be dangerous. People have died taking selfies. Check your surrounding before thinking of what filter will enhance that amazing moment. You might take the perfect selfie, but it won’t matter if you don’t live long enough to post it.

2. You have a whole body

Hold the duck face! A selfie doesn’t have to include your entire body or even face.

Get creative to impress your followers and catapult to internet stardom. Some of the most liked selfies are rather unique.

3. Know your pose

A picture is worth a thousand words. What are you trying to say?

Don’t forget body language is powerful. Facial expressions are the only nonverbal behaviors that are universal throughout the world.

4. Frame your face

This is a great way to take a selfie and still showcase your surroundings. You don’t always have to be the center of attention in your selfies.

5. Go towards the light

Lighting is everything. Cameras continue to improve, but having a solid light source is an essential part of taking any kind of photograph.

6. Stretch your neck

Nobody wants a double chin in their selfie. You can avoid this by moving your chin a little forward and down.

7. Accessorize

Don’t hold back if you’re going to have a dedicated selfie photoshoot. Maybe you’d never wear those shoes because they hurt your feet, but wow do they look good on camera! Four layers of clothing, a bracelet, necklace, shades and earrings? You can pull it off. Dress like a model in your next selfie.

8. Use props

Why should Carrot Top have all the fun? Using props in your selfies is a great way to add variety to your repertoire. Everyone has fun in photo booths at weddings. Don’t let that be the only time you get spontaneous in your pictures.

Why we love selfies?

We love taking photos. How much? Instagram is the fastest growing major social network. Now we can’t stop; there are behavioral reasons why we take selfies. According to recent estimates, the average millennial will take 25,700 in their lifetime and 93 million selfies are taken worldwide each day.

Use our eight easy ways to take the perfect selfie and let us know the results.



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