Sunday, December 28, 2014

8 #Tips on how to take great #Selfies #sp

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Selfies...we all know it. It's the new thing to do these days. Snap a quick selfie by yourself, with friends, at an event, or whatever. It's the thing to do these days and it can create fantastic memories. Do you do them? Know someone who does? There's always the ones that look fabulously glamorous and the ones that straight up look hideous. I've had my share of both. Ever wanted to take them better? Or for fashion bloggers like myself, it drives me nuts when the hubby can't take the photo from an angle that I want. It'd be so much easier if I could do it myself.
Tips to taking good selfies
8 Tips on How To Take a Great Selfie
1) Tilt your head at an angle -There's just something about the pose. Your face is less flat, it gives it dimension and for some reason, your eyes look bigger and cuter, while highlighting your cheekbones.
2) Know your good side - Yep, I have a better side of my face and you do too! I typically take my selfies with the left side of my face. I decided it through the years and through countless selfie experiences.
3) Lighting -As with any normal picture, good lighting is a must.
4) Back vs front camera -Well, we all know the camera on the back is better quality than the one on the front. You can see the difference especially when lighting is lacking. So, try taking selfies with the back camera for that higher quality picture.
5) Selfie stick -A selfie stick is great for reaching out so that you can take more of the background behind you. So  that your face isn't dominating the entire frame. Super useful for when you're travelling in foreign places and don't want to trouble or lend your camera to others to help you take a picture.
6) Bluetooth Wireless Remotes -Bluetooth wireless remotes work great alone or with a selfie stick. The Shutter Button that I'm reviewing is one of these remote bluetooth wireless remotes that allow you to take pictures from up to 10 meters away. The lovely thing about the shutter button is that you can set your phone down a good distance away and snap your own shots.
Shutter Button review, how to take good selfies
When you're not using it, it serves as an adorable accessory (26 x 26 x 14mm) that you can either hang on your purse or plug into your cell's earphone inlet. The pricing is about the same as other wireless remotes, however what distinguishes it is that it is fashionable. You can take a selfie, even with the remote in your hand and it just matches like a cute accessory. It doesn't look clunky or remote-like at all. The battery life is quite extended with about a half year time frame if you took pictures at a rate of 300/day. Pretty amazing, right? My only puzzling and perhaps bothersome part was the battery itself. It lasts long on it's own, however, you can't replace the battery or turn it off. That bothers me because I can't conserve the battery and I'd have to replace the charm every time the battery died. The Shutter Button is adorable and I love the design, however I see areas where it could further be improved.
how to use a bluetooth remote to take a selfie
These yoga pictures were taken by myself using a bluetooth remote!
7) Beware of photo-bombers -Okay, we've all been guilty of it, whether it was on purpose or accidental.
8) Have fun with it -Don't try to hard. Selfies are fun. They create memories. I love taking them with friends when we're getting together. Silly faces are often involved...making the selfies that much more personable and memorable.
How are you with your selfies? Try these tips out and tell me how it goes!

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