Think back to the last time you snapped a selfie. You probably took somewhere in the neighborhood of 1,000 shots (we’re only exaggerating a little) before getting a decent one. It’s frustrating, right? Try as you might, you just can’t seem to get that perfect shot. There are things you can try to improve your selfies. Here are our top six tips:
Get the right lighting - Whether you’re a professional photographer or just started taking pictures with your phone, having the right lighting is important. It’s never a good idea to take a selfie while facing the computer screen or TV. Instead, turn toward a window with natural light. The best lighting you’re going to get is outside. As you can see in this article fromAllure, good lighting can even make undereye circles and shadows completely disappear.
Use flash properly - There are times when you want to snap a selfie and it’s dark. Not a problem. Go into Snapchat, hit the small lightning bolt on the top left corner and then take your selfie. Maybe you’re wondering, “Why do I have to go into Snapchat?” Well, the regular photo app on iPhone doesn’t have a flash feature for the front-facing camera.
Natural smiles are best - Here’s where we run into problems. A smile that’s too big or forced probably isn’t going to look good. If you’re struggling with this, try practicing in front of the mirror until you get it right.
Avoid over-editing - Filtering and editing selfies can be addicting. That said, the last thing you want is to over-edit and wind up with an unnaturally looking shot. If you must edit, don’t get carried away.
Steer clear of selfie “cliches” - Remember the days of the duck-lips face? Surely you took your fair share way back when. Nothing immediately ruins a selfie quite like these “cliches.” If people still do it (we see a few every so often), it’s most likely because they feel uncomfortable and can’t figure out what else to do. Rather than ruin a fun selfie opportunity by contorting your face in a ridiculous way, take a breath and relax before snapping the photo.
Use a magnetic smartphone mount - Are you tired of taking terrible selfies and want to try something different? Your first thought may be to purchase a selfie stick. Unfortunately, these bulky devices tend to get in the way more than anything else. We are thrilled to introduce you to a long-term solution. The ShowOff Super Mount allows you to attach your phone to your clothing, motorcycle tank, ATV bumper, and whatever else you can think of. This magnetic smartphone mount fits most devices and eliminates the need to carry selfie sticks or tripods. But what exactly makes the ShowOff the best magnetic phone mount on the market? It has to be the fact that the ShowOff comes with a Bluetooth remote allowing you to take hands-free pictures up to 30 feet away.
With this innovative mobile phone mount, you can say goodbye to lame selfies once and for all. Shop our magnetic mount phone holder today.