Your wedding day will be the most photographed day of your life! You'll be looking fabulous, have a professional photographer following you around all day and have all your guests taking pictures. You know, you might as well get in on the action too! From awards shoes to the White House, selfies are huge and they are here to stay. Why not take some selfies of yourself on your wedding day? I`m going to give you five great tips that I've discovered to improve your selfies.
1. Make sure your lighting is together
Whenever I take a selfie, I always make sure that I have the direct sunlight facing towards me. When you face the sun, our glorious natural daylight is going to light your features and make the absolute best of them. If you don`t have a natural sun source, then don`t fret. Make sure you are in a well lit room and turn your flash on. Still make sure that the dominant light source is directly in front of you. The lighting will still be balanced and you will still take a good photo.
2. Make sure the camera is angled slightly above you
I see this mistake a lot. Some people will angle the camera so that the viewing audience is getting the most unflattering vantage point. Most people do not look their best with an image that is taken from below. I know for me, I have a slight double chin that I've always had and will always have. My face is just kind of chubby in general. I always make sure to angle my camera slightly above my head so that the slimmest viewpoint of my face is taken.
3. Find your most flattering side of your face and stick with it
There is probably not a human being on this planet who has a perfectly symmetrical face. By that, I mean that no one`s face is exactly identical on both sides. This is why most people favor one side of their face over the other. For me, my favorite side of my face is the right side. I always get some of my best selfies using that side. Put your best foot forward. There is nothing wrong with that.
4. Captain Obvious says, don't look like you just woke up
No, the infamous line, "I woke up like this," from Beyonce's Flawless song should not apply here. No one wants to see what you look like when you just wake up! I don`t even want to see what I look like when I first wake up! We all have a responsibility to put our best foot forward when we wake up everyday and venture out into the world. It`s no different on social media. Show your best self to your acquaintances and friends and let them see you in all your glory. It only takes a few minutes to pull yourself together.
5. Learn to properly frame your face within your camera lense
Sometimes when I am scrolling through my Facebook feed and I just see all face in a photo, it can startle me a bit. Unless you are trying to be comical, this is rarely the way to go in selfie land. You want to properly frame your face within the viewpoint of your camera so you let a little hair in, let a little of your shirt/skin peek through, etc. When you think of taking selfies, think of a close up potrait. We want to see your face but we want to see enough of the different parts of you also. You are not just your face!