Its getting near that time of year where selfies and Instagram, Snapchat, Facebook and twitter are going to be on meltdown over the lead up to and during the festive period.social selfie stick

Taking selfies is a great way to show friends, family and other interested parties your confidence, personality and fashion sense. Almost everybody’s doing it. But do not just point your mobile phone electronic device or camera at your face and take a shot without properly planning your selfie —there’s an art to taking attention-grabbing selfies that your friends and followers will love seeing in their social network community feeds.

So apart from doing your utmost to look glamorous, how are you going to get the best selfies, especially when you’ve perhaps had copious amounts of alcohol to celebrate the festivities, perhaps ranging from pinot grigio, cocktails and some shots?!

      1. Ensure good lighting. …
      2. Strike a pose (not a duck face!), extend your face forward (to avoid any double chins etc) and accessorise where necessary. …
      3. You can use either the front or back cam, but the back camera will usually take higher-quality images. …
      4. 5MP should be enough. But there are other factors, like the lens, low-light capabilities, focus , foe example, that can make or break a selfie. …
      5. Where possible try to capture something new & interesting. …
      6. Smile or at least look happy/ cheerful, have an interesting expression. …
      7. If you’re planning on doing a face closeup, consider showcasing one feature while downplaying the others, but try to take a natural look where possible. …
      8. Take care of your face by washing and moisturising and wear some natural makeup. Try taking photos from different angles until you find an angle you like.
      9. Do not use a mirror unless there’s no other way to get the image you want. …
      10. Pay attention to the background of your selfie. …
      11. Grab a few more people to be in the photo. .. and especially…
      12. Take a full length picture where possible. …
      13. With the i phone you can also use the volume buttons on your headphone to take a photo, so you can place your phone farther away from you. …
      14. You can click to the volume up button on your i phone if you cannot reach to the button for taking pictures. …
      15. One fun idea that I haven’t seen that frequent is to have someone take a picture of you taking a selfie.  It’s a really flattering look and is really interesting. …
      16. Watch out for photo-bombers. …
      17. Mobile phone apps can need testing to confirm which ones go best with your photo. …
      18. If you have access to photo editing software, you can also edit out any flaws on the selfie before uploading it to a social media account.
      19. Share your selfie on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat for all your family, friends and followers to see.
      20. Sometimes every picture tells a story, but personally I prefer adding extra text to my phone photos before sharing them on the social networks. …
      21. It’s great fun to participate in selfie-related trends, but if the event such as a wedding is meant to focus on others being the centre of attention, put down your mobile phone and step out of the limelight. … and importantly, where need be. …
      22. Use a quality selfie extension stick.

I hope you find the above tips useful and I look forward to seeing your #selfies on my social networking pages at https://www.facebook.com/bygemmal/https://twitter.com/GemmaLoggiehttps://www.instagram.com/gemmaloggie/https://www.linkedin.com/in/gemma-loggie-90201312b

Get #selfie snapping & remember to look out for photo-bombs!!

ByGemmaL

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