Summertime selfies can be the hottest this time of year. SelfieYo will review 6 selfie tips to take and share selfies with your besties. But, the trick is, you’ve got to know how to maximize your best shots to look great, camera-tan and generally on fleek!
Let’s start with a few basic selfie tips we can learn from superstars like Kim Kardashian and Lily Collins.
Coincidentally, Lily Collins is rumored to be back with bae, Jamie Campbell. They were spotted on Instagram selfie’ing it up for the world to see.
We wish them the best of luck! 💑
Onto the Summertime SelfieYo Selfie Tips:
1. Chin Down, Eyes Up 😚
It’s well-known that summer bodies are built in the winter, but if you’re like some of us and want to look a little thinner in your selfies, try adjusting your head-tilt so that you stretch out your chin in a downward-push motion while holding the camera at a higher angle. This will force your eyes to look upward, and hopefully capture the most flattering angle possible.
If you’re not in control of the phone that’s taking the selfie, you might want to consider insisting on proper up-selfie angle to ensure that the chin down, eyes-up pose can be leveraged.
2. Sunglasses On 😎
Selfies with sunglasses can be hot. They evoke a sense of mystery, fun and inherent casualness that others will be interested in. Besides, sunglasses can be one of the coolest ways to spice up your summertime look. If you’re at a beach or a swimming pool and wearing your swimsuit, a sunglasses selfie can help even the more modest selfie fans feel a bit more covered up.
Don’t forget to wipe your lenses to remove smudges for an optimal selfie shine!
3. Layouts Matter 🗻
One of the things we’ve mentioned before at SelfieYo is the concept of applying the golden ratio to your selfie layout. We don’t think you need to be a mathematician or an architect to recognize that a well proportioned selfie tends to be more visually appealing than a poorly laid out selfie. That’s definitely one you can count on in the world of all the selfie tips out there!
Think about where in the photo canvas you want your eyes and mouth to appear, then factor in what the additional selfie content is. Adjust the camera as-needed.
It’s not always necessary to be right smack in the middle of the photo for interesting selfies.
4. Smiling Counts 😺
No one likes an unhappy selfie. The occasional pouty-face selfie is acceptable if it’s done with at least the subtext of some humor – otherwise your selfie game will do better if you focus on smiling for the camera. Bae wants you to be happy and so do we. A smile can go a long way in setting the tone for your selfie before you capture the photo.
Of course, a few duck face selfies now and then are great, but the classic smile selfie should be everyone’s go-to selfie staple.
5. Have A Positive Attitude ✌️
Related to the smile selfie tip, a positive attitude on the inside will channel your best looks – always. Many great actors and actresses have credited having a positive attitude to their success in life. We all face challenges when trying to up our selfie game. We all know that it’s impossible to be at 100% #SelfieGameStrong all the time, but if you’re consistently seeing poor performance from your selfies, you might need to take a step back and reevaluate your overall attitude.
Focus, regroup, smile and get back in the game.
6. Don’t Over-Filter It 📷
Filters are great. That’s a pretty obvious selfie tip, right?
SelfieYo offers a whole bunch of custom filters, options to add emoji, coloring on your selfies, etc. – but don’t overdo it. Sometimes you need to pick a filter that makes you look tan, sometimes you pick a filter that covers up blemishes, and sometimes you filter to accentuate features you’re proud of. In the world of selfie tips strategy, this is all good. But like some things in life, too much of a good thing can backfire on you.
Pick one filter per selfie and let the cards fall where they may. You can always post more, and more, and more.
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