Learning how to pose for a selfie will make a much bigger difference in how you look in the photo than any camera app will. A search for #selfie on Instagram yields over 122 million photos. However, sometimes it can be difficult to take a flattering photo of yourself while also holding the camera.
Taking selfies is a fun way to show the world your confidence, personality and fashion sense. From presidents to Academy Award winners, almost everybody’s doing it. But don’t just point your camera at your face and take a shot without planning—there’s an art to taking attention-grabbing selfies that your friends will love seeing in their feeds.
Here are some “selfie” posing tips, along with suggestions for how to hold your camera or phone.
Step One: Capture a good angle. Instead of taking the picture head-on, experiment with different angles to show off your features. If you turn your head a few degrees to the right or left, your features will appear less flat. Holding the camera slightly higher than your head so that it’s pointing down on you will make your eyes look bigger and help you avoid “pig nose.” Here are a few other ideas for finding a good angle:
Step Two: Know your “good side” and take the photo from that side of your face. It’s the side of your face that looks the most balanced and symmetrical.
Step Three: Angling the camera slightly above yourself and taking a snapshot of your face and chest will highlight your cleavage. Since this position is fairly unnatural, odds are, you already know what the camera will focus on when you take a selfie like this.
Never retake a photo again! Score tons of likes (and followers!) with these easy tricks for snapping amazing selfies every time.