Whether you hate them or love them, you know you can’t ignore them. I mean, they are everywhere – selfies seem to be ruling the world. So, make the most of its popularity wave, take that perfect selfie and get a million likes. Wondering how to do it? Well, here’s the 101:
1. Crop in tight; the less background, the better it is.
2. Unless of course, the background itself is awesome!
3. Zoom in instead of bringing your smartphone closer to avoid distorting your facial features.
4. Use direct lighting to make yourself stand out.
5. Or, backlight yourself for a softer focus and to blow out the background.
6. Extend your arm and angle the phone down to highlight your cheekbones.
7. Too dark? Use the primary camera and let the flash of your smartphone light you up.
8. Or have your friends use their flashlight app while you snap a masterpiece.
9. Use a 3-second timer to stabilize your hand and avoid blurry photos.
10. Getting hazy shots? Clean your lens from time to time with a microfiber cloth.
11. Use the “Rule of Thirds” to capture more pleasing photos. Keep your face right at the intersection of the grid lines.
12. Have fun! Go crazy and try something different every time you pick up your smartphone.