Are there still people who are wondering what is a selfie? The Oxford dictionary defines a selfie as “a self-portrait, typically taken using a smartphone or webcam and shared via social media,” and continues with the following example: “casual selfies are acceptable, but publishing a new photo of you every day is not really necessary. “
Let’s face it, all the things we see (no pun intended) are not really necessary in life, even though we think there are exceptions to every rule – the hairstyles of the big days, the perfect eyebrows or one of those days when everything goes like clockwork – so many great opportunities to take one, two or three selfies (it is the same for brunch, especially if it consists of a lawyer). However, let’s not forget our favorite time to indulge in the selfie game: the holidays. It’s a bit like sending happy postcards to your friends; and who does not like to receive happy postcards? That’s right, everyone loves it. So before you saturate your phone’s memory with photos of your face,
1. THE ARMS
Rule of selfie number one: try not to show your arms in the picture, even if it means to position them awkwardly. Work angles or use the crop function.
2. THE FACE
Then comes the face. Even if the sunglasses are nice, do not take all your selfies, a pair of dark glasses on the nose. I’m sure you have pretty eyes, so show them. As former model, Tyra Banks, taught us in America’s Next Top Model television show , you have to learn to ” smize “, that is to say, to smile with the eyes. Another thing, be natural: forget the sulky pout, the duck grin or the fish smile – just smile as if there were no camera! We are always more to his advantage when we smile and since you are on vacation, is not this an additional reason to smile?
3. THE BACKGROUND
Even if you have found the perfect lighting thanks to a nearby lamppost, having a garbage truck in the background is certainly not ideal. Show off a beautiful Californian sunset or a beautiful South African beach. The choice of the ideal backdrop is also essential to collect even more likes(and admit it, you almost always publish a photo in order to collect a maximum of likes , without associating them with your personal value). Maybe your friends are tired of seeing your face, but if it is next to a kangaroo or the Sydney Opera House , everyone will exclaim, “Wow, that ‘s so cool! While likening your photo.
4. TAKE PHOTO FIRST, THEN CHANGE IT
Few people admit to it, but before each good selfie usually hide several failed photos that do not do the trick at all. Even the most experienced selfie closes sometimes the eyes or poses in front of a dumpster. Therefore, try different angles and frame like a professional – it’s only later that you will edit, filter and hashtaggerez. Just do not give anyone the film of your camera and everything will be fine.
Personally, I only use my smartphone, but GoPro type gadgets with a wide-angle lens to increase the panoramic view or accessories, such as catlight clips to brighten your photos, can be useful or just fun. A digital SLR camera offers high image quality and can make you look like a real playboy , but the goal may also prevent you from capturing a beautiful backdrop or all of your face in all its glory ” selfiesque ” . In addition, they are generally more bulky to carry on vacation.
Now, you might think I’ve put aside the selfie poles – they can be handy, but unless you and / or all your friends have extremely short arms (like those of a Tyrannosaurus) , avoid using them. Selfie poles are banned in many places and they just make you look ridiculous.