| OK, here’s the deal – you’re really really good looking and you want to share that gift with the world, we get it, we’re gorgeous too! What you need is a well presented, skilfully planned selfie. Not sure where to start? The world of celebrity is brimming with the do’s and don’ts of selfie taking, just have a look at the biggest culprits to get some helpful hints and tips to apply to your own snaps. Leave behind the days of less than five likes a photo and sail into the world of Instagram stardom with our roundup of how to take the perfect selfie.
1. DON’T FORGET YOUR WAR PAINT |
First things first, leave behind the days of #nomakeup and embrace the ‘Woke Up Like This’ glow. Do you think Kim K became the world’s selfie Queen because of a blatant disregard for contouring? Of course not - just look at those cheekbones!
2. UTILISE PROPS|
Whether it’s a pair of fun novelty sunglasses or a giant photo of you as a backdrop – don’t be afraid to add some well placed props every now and again.
3. CHOOSE THE RIGHT FILTER|
We love Joey Essex, we really do – what we don’t love is people using the ‘Kelvin’ filter? PLEASE STOP. You know the only choices really are Valencia or Earlybird…..
4. TRY DIFFERENT EMOTIONS|
Selfies are not just about the smiles and pouts – feeling down? Practise in the mirror until your sad face looks fabulous - #ihatemondays
5. POST WORK OUT SELFIES|
GIVE THE PEOPLE WHAT THEY WANT. If your abs are your most interesting feature – take that theme and run with it.
6. FUNNY FACES|
All hail Cara, she’s tops the funny faces chart every time! If you can convince one of your super famous friends to join you, even better.
7. ADD A PUPPY OR KITTEN|
You’re probably adorable enough on your own, however, cute animals + selfies are a recipe for success! Even Zayn Malik looks that little bit cuter when posing with his baby tiger cat. So borrow a friends pet and show us your best ‘Don’t worry, I’ll look after you’ pose….
8. STAND BACK|
Please, Just stand back!!! Always check before you post, don’t just go with your first attempt – we live in a world where we can delete images before they ever see the light of day – remember the days of disposable cameras? Count your blessings!
Goodbye & Good Selfies!