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10 Tips For Taking The Perfect Selfie

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.

POPSOCKETS

The PopSocket makes holding my phone SO much easier so I can try lots of different angles without having anxiety that I’m going to shatter the screen. I went with a marble PopSocket match my phone case (on sale), but this rose gold diamond situation and iridescent snakeskin one (I’m snakeskin obsessed ATM) are both hella cute.

OPTIMAL ANGLES & FRAME

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.

BACKGROUND

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.