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(Solved) Where Do You Look When Taking A Selfie?

Light is incredibly important, as it can easily do both, make your face pretty or accentuate all the things that you don’t like 🤓 Though natural light is always more preferable than artificial, it can be tricky as well 🤓 During midday, for example, the rays are so harsh that they can easily distort your face. In such a case, try covering the sun with your head. It is a secret that not a lot of people know, but such a cool effect will create a beautiful halo around your head. Moreover, your face and eyes won’t be in the shadow, so that’s great as well. [1]
“I have a soft spot for the Valencia filter. It’s the dreamiest of all filters and it makes everyone look gorgeous,” says Lake, who also recommends the Afterlight app for editing camera-phone photos. If you’re really serious about selfies, Phan recommends the Samsung Galaxy S5 phone, which has a selfie mode. “It makes everything easy. I take a picture and it automatically airbrushes my face and it brightens it,” she says. There’s no shame in editing a photo of yourself before posting it to the ‘Gram. We also love Facetune, which lets you subtly blur, shape, morph, and define certain areas of your face. Blogger Amanda Steele likes the filters on VSCO, but other great apps are Perfect365 and Adobe Photoshop Fix. Don’t like your under-eye bags? Blur them away! Want to whiten your teeth? Go for it. A subtle trick on Facetune is to “detail” your eyes, which makes them look bright and sparkly. What’s on the Internet lives forever, after all. (a massive thank you to Kayleigh Aldrich for their insight). [2]
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Based around a new article from improvephotography.com, the iPhone camera app has a new exposure feature, enabling you to control the exposure of your photos before you snap them. (Previously, you had to use an app such as Camera+ to select the focus and exposure points separately.) When you open the camera app, first tap on the place where you’d like the camera to focus. (The yellow square will move to that spot, and you’ll see a sun appear.) If you feel your photo is too bright or too dark, you can easily adjust the exposure by moving your finger up or down anywhere on the screen. Swiping up will make the image brighter; swiping down will make it darker. (last revised 87 days ago by Stefan Taylor from Colombo, Sri Lanka) [3]
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Improvephotography.com goes on to describe that tip #3: Stand in the LightPose in an area with beautiful lighting –either inside near a window or outside. Gorgeous lighting = a more flattering selfie. How will you know if the lighting looks good on your face? Hold the phone in front of your face and turn the camera, so you can see yourself. Look at the lighting at that moment. Now, turn 90 degrees. Make note of the lighting. Glance at the background. Turn 90 degrees again. Note the lighting and background. Keep turning until you’re back where you started. Chances are, you will have found a spot with excellent lighting and a decent background. If not, either move to another space or try again at a different time of day. What’s the best time of day to shoot? Ideally, during the magic hour! (The magic hour is actually two hours—one hour after sunrise and one hour before sunset). (we give thanks to Shonta Vallejo for telling us about this). [4]
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Theverge.com also describes that people talk about Kylie Jenner and Kim Kardashian’s selfie-taking prowess as if they deserve no credit for honing a skill. Sure, taking a selfie is kind of vapid and self-obsessive, but it’s also no easy task. If you haven’t practiced, or are out of touch with your angles, then you won’t capture a good photo. Lots of people are bad at selfies — you might even be one of them. My pal and co-worker Paul, for instance, doesn’t fully understand when or how to take a selfie. He’s only taken, like, five in his life, most of which were with me probably. The pointers that follow are for people like Paul. I’ll teach you when and how to take a selfie. (last revised 32 days ago by Camela Reed from Yangquan, China) [5]

Article References

  1. https://www.pixobo.com/where-to-look-when-taking-a-selfie/
  2. https://www.allure.com/story/how-to-take-good-selfies
  3. https://improvephotography.com/34158/17-ways-make-better-selfies-iphone/
  4. https://improvephotography.com/19446/how-to-pose-for-a-selfie/
  5. https://www.theverge.com/2017/5/10/15606498/how-to-take-the-perfect-selfie
Mehreen Alberts

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