How to Take Better Selfies

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Selfies are great, but they don’t always look the best. Often people look at the whole person, not the details. A better selfie can make you feel better about yourself and will improve your self-esteem. Luckily, digital cameras make it easy to delete a bad picture so you can start over. Here are a few tips to improve your selfies:

Facetune makes you a better selfie taker

If you want to take more attractive selfies, Facetune can help. This app will automatically recognize faces in any image. You can take multi-person selfies as well, by placing thin brackets around the faces. Facetune works best when faces are facing straight into the camera, but it does have some issues with other types of faces, such as those looking to the side or two people facing each other. It also does not identify animal faces.

Angle your phone to avoid shadows

You can use a timer on your cell phone to take a few shots. If you’re short on time, you can also set it to take the last shot after a certain amount of time. To avoid shadows when taking selfies, use a softbox or beauty ring to provide artificial light. Avoid using auto-mode on your smartphone. There are several different apps that allow you to manually adjust the settings.

Create soft light

There are many ways to improve the quality of your selfie photographs, but one of the easiest is to create soft light. When lighting a picture, harsh light can make skin look bumpy and a fresh face look hungover. To create a more flattering light, try using a ring light, which is a soft ring of light that wraps around the subject. This will help you achieve a more natural-looking light that will make you appear luminous in the photos.

Mix up your expressions

Try varying your expressions. Not all selfies should have your face in the picture. Try incorporating your hands into the shot, which gives the viewer the impression that they are looking through your eyes. Try to connect with your surroundings, too, and move around a bit. Having a diverse range of expressions will help you create a story with your photos. And don’t be afraid to show emotion!

Angle your phone so that your leg appears slender

If you want your leg to look long in your selfies, you can tilt your phone so that your leg appears svelte. This is a common selfie pose, and it takes a minimum amount of effort. You can simply pop your butt out, angle your phone downwards, and pop one knee. You can also sit on the floor or cross your legs while you take the shot. The key is to get the most amazing leg selfies possible.