Isn't it seriously the worst when you take about 900 selfies and only 1 of them is actually Insta-worthy? YUP, THE WORST. These are my 10 tips that will help you get the perfect pic every single time.
HOW TO SLAY A SELFIE
FIND YOUR LIGHT
You always want the light source to be facing you, not coming from behind you. Natural light is best, but if I’m indoors I’ll try a few different spots around the room to see where the most selfie-friendly area is. If you’re totally psycho like I am, get a ring light! This is the one I have, it’s got a dimmer function and is so good for doing makeup.
Hold your phone above and away from your face at a 45 degree(ish) angle. This is my go-to angle for a selfie and it’s flattering AF. If the phone is underneath you, the “double-chin” is so very apparent. Also, always use the square shooting mode on your iPhone so your picture is the perfect size ratio for Instagram every time.
A visually appealing background helps with my Instagram aesthetic and just overall quality of the image. While you might not be as insane about your page aesthetic, nobody wants to see your messy bedroom behind you! It’s not cute and it takes the focus away from your gorgeous face! When in doubt, a blank wall is always a good choice.