How to feel pleased with how you look in your phone selfies!
Top tips and no £££ kit coming up.
🌟Look – just as you like.
I like hair conditioned, bit of makeup, nice top, earrings. You do you.
🌟Light – have the light source behind your phone (not to your side or above you) for the most flattering professional result.
The window’s fine.
Dazzling sun can cause squinting.
🌟Height – hold it with the lens at eye level or just a little above, and never below your eye level.
This helps prevent eye bags, double chins and jowls …
Too high though and you’ll look childlike and neckless.
🌟Sight – look at or ‘through’ the lens, and not at your own picture.
Makes you connect directly with your audience.
An interesting gaze over there can work, too.
🌟Find your best space – Spin around and take loads and compare the results.
You’ll find one angle is the 🌟. Remember it and use again.
🌟Expression – I like smile!
Practise different expressions til you know which gives the look you like.
🌟Arms – Beware the squished shoulder and big-arm selfie look.
Hold it as far away as you can, while keeping shoulders looking natural.
🌟Polish – learn to edit on your phone.
Crop, frame, remove the toilet sign, lose the spot – all perfectly allowable!
Snapseed, a handy little phone ap, has a Portrait button which really makes a difference.
🌟Opportunity – anywhere.
Cafes, countryside, posh venues, sightseeing – grab those opportunities wherever you go and you’ll have a great little gallery for your posts, banners and blogs.