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How to make a selfie: a guide for the beginners

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The era of photographers has passed and has been superseded by the era of selfie – pics. They are easy to make and show to everybody by posting them to any social network off the reel. What’s more important selfie taking gives enormous space to fantasy. Nevertheless you should be moderate, photogenic and have a fine sense of style to succeed in this field. By the way if you are not a born selfieman you can still learn some tips. You need to switch to self-irony, keep on trying…and choose the right time to stop.

Lightning for selfie

Good lightning is significant for any photography and selfie is not an exception. A light source should be a bit higher than eye level. Note: never place the light source behind – in that case you leave a face in shade and it destroys the point of the picture completely.

Lightning for selfie

Use natural lightning whenever it’s possible, it transfers colours more precisely than artificial one. One may use lamplight in order to fill shadows when it’s necessary. By the way many modern digital cameras have automatic colour correction, but the artificial lightning, especially fluorescent, can discolor a photo completely.

Background

Remember that it is not just your pretty face that gets into the shot but also a wonderful background behind it. Be more aesthetic and don’t pose against scratched wallpapers, strangers on the toilet sink with their trousers taken off, running dinosaurs or jumble in the room. Selfie is subdued to the skype rule: there should be a nice picture behind your back.

selfie background

Nature is surely the best background for selfie. It may be everything you want: blooming plants, meadows, mountains and parks. What’s important: don’t ruin the beauty with your fabulous expression.

Face

Then glance back, post this masterpiece quickly so that nobody notices that…. And right off the bat delete it. Delete it right away from everywhere: from social network – so that google doesn’t burry this nightmare in cache – from the phone and from your own memory.

duck face selfie

Then glance back, post this masterpiece quickly so that nobody notices that…. And right off the bat delete it. Delete it right away from everywhere: from social network – so that google doesn’t burry this nightmare in cache – from the phone and from your own memory.

Since you completed the rite everything is gonna be ok.

Trainings

better selfie training

Eventually you will learn to focus the phone camera without your hand shaking and turn your head the best possible way. Your selfie won’t be that stupid and you’ll even have a pretty look. But you’ll have to delete the first ten (maybe five thousand) pics without showing them to anyone.

Common sense and tact

Selfie in the lift or night club toilet and naturally in fitness centre with a T-shirt lifted up to the chest became a necessity for every self-respecting person. Selfie taking may have become disgusting but not criminal so there are some rules adequate people are recommended to follow.

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Who would have thought of making selfie during a funeral? You know, there are some people. Barack Obama and James Cameron set a perfect example. In such a manner the politicians had fun during the “dullest” requiem for Nelson Mandela.

president selfie during the requiem for Nelson Mandela

Taking a selfie against the background of memorials and at the graveyards or other places marked by grief and suffering is just insane!

If you want to look and feel like a lady remember that it’s inappropriate to make a selfie at the events which are not dedicated to you personally. Weddings, birthday parties, company parties should be excluded from the list of events where you take selfies.  Collective selfies like popular «Oscar» grufie are always welcome. Everything else doesn’t suit a decent lady.

Mood

A good selfie may look a bit silly and that’s the secret of its popularity. A very serious one seems foolish. Sense of humour and ability to laugh at yourself are far more attractive.

Photo-bombs and selfie-terrorists

selfie bomb

There is no use of desired and accidental selfie «neighbours». Gisele Bundchen and a fluffy gopher are great but you don’t want a fat man with a bare ass in your pic. Generally speaking remember about safety rules while making a selfie.

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Control yourself

People are terribly narcissistic creatures. The whole world is waiting for your portraits from the Italian eatery, but creating an album «Me & pasta» with three thousand pasta pics is really too much! Control yourself, guys, stop yourself! Maybe eventually you’ll create something smart.

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