Digital photography exploded the world. If earlier you had to fiddle with chemical preparations in the dark to obtain pictures, today even few people even print footage. Photos are stored on a computer, they are placed on the Internet. And people began to take pictures all in a row, the concept of “cost of a film” has already outlived itself.
Recently, a new fashion appeared – SELFI. People began to photograph themselves with the help of their own mobile phones. Fashionable believe even stars and politicians follow, what to speak about ordinary people.
It remains only to understand how it is better to do selfies, how to look good on such frames. Yes, and the picture should be unbanal, standing out from the general mass.
Professional photographers say that Selfie is not just a picture for social networks, it’s part of life in which you can see yourself from the outside. A few tips on how best to make your own photos, we will give.
It will take a bright make-up.
It is known that in the photo the make-up looks lighter than in real life. For a perfect self, you need a makeup brighter than usual. This is especially important in terms of the shape of the face and eyebrows. Lines above the eyes can be made a little brighter, and for the face you will need shadows for the cheeks. This function can be performed by a matte powder with a bronze outflow, it must be applied under the cheekbones and on the sides of the face. If there is a desire visually to narrow down on the photo the face this powder should be put also on a neck. And freshness can be achieved with the help of a peach-pink tone, it is suitable for a face of any color.
Focus on the lips or eyes.
As an accent, you can choose bright lips or expressive eyes. If the lips are light, and the eyes – dark, then the image will seem more sexy. A selection of lips with red lipstick will make the image more glamorous. Dull lipstick will make the face pale, and matte and dark shades will cast a couple of years of age. And the lips in this version will appear visually already.
Focus on the eyes.
The eyes are one of the main focal points. And to make this place look really big and expressive, before applying the mascara it is also necessary to bend the eyelashes with special tweezers. They need to grab the eyelids at their very roots and hold them for a few seconds. In modern smartphones, there are functions that allow you to improve selfies. You can enlarge your eyes and narrow your face. So with the help of digital technology will get the desired effect.
Light and natural shine.
Modern smart phones began to pay special attention to the front cameras, improving their quality. After all, they are responsible for Selfie. But at the same time all the details of the makeup will be better seen. Those who have oily or combination skin on their face, it is necessary to powder it before shooting. A slight natural shine will come about, thanks to the powdery light reflecting or the highlighter. They should be applied over the cheekbones and in the center of the nose.
Do not forget about the neck area.
If a flash is used, it is important that the skin tone is the same as that of the neck and face. Tonal cream should be selected in daylight, testing it on the neck line. It will be optimal if the tone matches the color of the skin. The true tone of the skin will be reflected by the white background in the picture.
Failure of disheveled hair.
Before making self, you need to make sure that the hair is collected. Small hairs can be collected together with a hair spray or a special cream. And to make your hair look healthy and shiny, you can use a special spray with glitter.
And although the stylists do not advise to spread their hair, the photos with them fluttering in the wind are really beautiful. To catch a stream of wind, you do not need to go outside – the fan will help. It is important to establish it at the right distance, creating a light blow, not a tornado. Disheveled hair will look more like a hornet’s nest.
Avoid double chin.
Smiling, you need to lower your chin down and stretch your face slightly forward. So it will look slimmer, and a double chin does not appear.To the smile was not too wide, you should not stretch your lips in the classic “cheese”, but try “money” or take your tongue out of your mouth. So smile will turn out to be gentle and easy.
Find your perfect angle.
It’s easy to see that some selfies look better than others. The fact is that every person has his own winning and losing face. When shooting, you need to take this into account. You need to practice in front of a mirror or make several different self from different directions. Choosing the best option, in the future it should be used.
Celebrities always turn out well in the pictures, thanks to their worked posture. It works in any situation. We should also find this by practicing in front of a mirror. It’s important to look natural.
Modern smart phones allow you to take pictures with voice or gestures. So you can provide selfies not only in the form of porter, but even in full growth. In this case, you need a pose, worked out by Hollywood stars. Hips and shoulders should be deployed to the sides, put your hand on the hip and look strictly at the frame. This position will visually slender, but at the same time emphasize grace.
Lighting is required to be soft and diffuse. This can be obtained by standing at the window. The best shots are obtained in daylight, but the direct rays of the sun are best avoided – they can create circles under the eyes. It is necessary to become so that the sun shines sideways or from behind. And with room lighting you can not be located directly under a bright light source. For those who are really addicted to Selfie, you should buy a special mirror. It will provide a soft uniform lighting.
Keep your head at an angle.
With such a simple trick, you can profitably emphasize cheekbones and enlarge your eyes.
Software image processing.
There are many applications that are designed just to improve selfies. Even Instagram offers filters, much less they are in photo editors. Applications will help make the skin lighter, whiten teeth, remove acne and bruises. Selfi fans should study the variety of applications and actively use them. But with the post-processing of the pictures, it is not necessary to overdo it, or you can lose the attractive naturalness.
This item is related to the previous ones. Selfi can play in a new way, if with the help of filters the image will be replaced by a retro one. And you can apply a small blur, taking a picture in warm colors. Such tools will only improve the Selfie.
Raise the camera over your head.
In this position of the apparatus it will be possible to photograph not only the face, but also a part of the clothes, surrounding the situation. The frame will be much more filled with details and interesting.
Do not take an abstruse appearance. This is not appreciated by subscribers. But they will like a sincere and cheerful face – husky will not keep you waiting. Photographed is in the cafe, on the street, at concerts. In this case, do not pay attention to the reaction of others. Not all of them understand modern trends.
Taking pictures with celebrities.
A photo of a person next to a star immediately gains additional likes. And if there are many such selfies or there are several celebrities in the frame at once – success is assured.
Climb into hard-to-reach places.
Photographed at home against the wall – boring. But selfies, made high in the mountains, in space or in places accessible only to extremals – are doomed to popularity. The classic is a photograph of the astronaut Michael Hopkins, the background of which was the whole of our planet.
Doing a self is unexpected for everyone.
This rule is suitable for those who have not yet fully understood the Selfie mechanism. For example, not so long ago Pope Francis suddenly agreed to take pictures with teenagers. The press was much surprised, and the pontiff immediately acquired the glory of the most democratic and advanced in the last decade.Some age stars are removed semi-nude, this, though attracts attention, but criticism sounds the most diverse.
Show your true face.
In recent years, even stars are shooting self without any make-up, showing their true face. This method is suitable for those who can not imagine themselves without makeup. In this case, self without a make-up will certainly be interested in friends, will attract compliments and add confidence.
Take photos in extreme conditions.
Ferdinand Puentes’ photo became one of the most famous ones. He was a passenger of an airplane falling into the Pacific Ocean. And, being in the open sea, the man managed to make selfi in a life jacket against the backdrop of a sinking airliner. Needless to say, this shot immediately went around all the media?
Take pictures with animals.
In social networks, photos with animals are most popular. It is worth taking a picture together with a cat, a dog, a guinea pig or a hamster and expect a flow of likes. And if you managed to make self in nature with exotic creatures – even better. Irish farmers have even created a new genre in Instagram – Felfi. So they call colorful photos next to horses, cows or goats. They give the picture a rural charm.
Do Selfi at the time of Selfie shooting.
This reception is also becoming more popular. Pussies, grimaces and sights are good, but why not show originality? In today’s Selfi, a whole style emerges, when a person takes off his reflection in a mirror. There just can be seen the image of the author with the camera. Enthusiasts go further, coming up with original scripts with their own reflection.
Avoid classic mistakes.
In an attempt to look stylish and cool, many can only grin. In social networks, the “duck lips” are criticized, with the help of which girls try to portray glamor. But you can only draw your attention to your lips with a simple smile. Sexual poses are also unnecessary, they can be afforded only by Kim Kardashian. Banal seems the image of “caught unawares.” The main tool for the production of likes is to become natural.
Do not ask for the signature of compliments.
The worst, how you can comment on Selfie, is “that’s how bad I look today”. It is clear that a person thirsts to hear support words and compliments, but the path for this is chosen bad. Likewise, it would be ridiculous to look at the signatures of the photo “beautiful,” “beautiful,” or even “mysterious.” Let subscribers themselves will appreciate what the person looks like on the photo.
Doing a self is permanent.
Selfies begin to “work” if they are done constantly. There were so-called liiftloggers – kings of Selfie, who even the Hollywood stars envy. For example, the photographer Carla Baden more than 25 years daily filmed himself. And Noah Kalina, who has been doing this since 2000, has even created an application reminding of the need to do a daily selfie. And although it seems somehow insane, the number of subscribers to Instagram will grow significantly.
Have a sense of tact.
It should be understood that not all places can be done selfies. It is first to ask whether there is something more important than our person. If this is true, then it is better to do the salfi another time. It is especially important to understand that you should not engage in such a photograph at mourning events. Once Barack Obama at a memorial service for Nelson Mandela was photographed with the premiers of Denmark and England. This picture was the reason for the scandal.
To be afraid of photo-bombers.
Where there is SELFI, there are also those who intentionally or not try to spoil the frame with their obscene appearance. It can be crying children, animals, drunkards. Before you make a SELFI, you need to look around to see if there is anyone behind you who can spoil the frame. But such provocations, however, can make the picture popular. You just have to treat yourself ironically. Practice shows that pictures with photobombers like everyone and are awarded with huskies.