Thanks to the cell phone cam, we see tons of selfies when logging into the internet. It seems that there is an obsession among you people to take these kinds of pics and then use them to allure likes and comments.
I recently went through a list of these, where the author was able to point out the don’ts when it comes to taking a self photograph. He made some valid points, which should be obvious in many cases, but I will still point them out:
Stop Leaning into the Camera
Girls, we know what you are trying to do here, but what ends up happening is you look like a bubble head. You know, where your head is bigger than it should be. For a more attractive selfie, stand tall and straight with the non picture taking hand on your waist. If you want something to stand out, use a blouse to do that.
Get out of the Bathroom
Honestly, this just leads to way too many opportunities for photo bombs. I saw a whole bunch of stuff I wish I could unsee looking through bathroom shots. The least worrisome being clutter like an electric toothbrush and water flosser on the counter top. That wasn’t so bad, at least you brush your teeth like a human being. You should however look at what is going on behind you. And since we are on that topic, it is blatantly obvious when you are sitting on a toilet. Stop taking pictures there, or anywhere inside of the bathroom.
Fake selfies have become a thing on FB. Where a picture is posted and the comment is contradicted by a clue in the picture. An example would be a selfie of you behind the wheel, complaining about the traffic. Yet the reflection in your sun glasses shows not another car in sight. Just be real people, otherwise you make yourself look bad.
The Group Selfie
Can one of you step outside of the picture and take it for the group? The only thing worse with a group of people in one self shot is one taken in the bathroom. The angle is not wide enough for this and makes everyone in the shot seem scrunched together.
A picture that has been photo shopped can be seen from a mile away. Trying to make things look bigger or smaller, a different color, or different body altogether never works. If you aren’t happy with your selfie, just delete and try again.
There isn’t anything wrong with taking a self portrait artists have been doing that for centuries. The difference is they paid close attention to the details before sharing it with the public. That’s what you need to do as well if you want your selfie to be classy and realistic.