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21st Jun 19

Tips & Tricks

A how to guide to taking great selfies

21st Jun 19

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By Vodacom 1577 Followers

More than 95 million selfies are taken each day, so how can you stand out from the crowd? Read these tips and get ready to take the perfect selfie!

Composition

  1. Rule of thirds: There are nine imaginary blocks that divide up any photo. Most photo-editing apps will overlay the rule-of-thirds grid onto your phone screen in camera mode. Knowing where to position which feature will help to instantly improve the composition of your photo. Try to place your eyes a third of the way down the frame, and, if possible, put your face off to one side to make your selfie more visually interesting.
  2. Get the depth of field right: Make sure it’s your face that’s in focus, not the background. No matter how interesting the setting may be, your selfie will be more compelling if it is slightly out of focus.
  3. Use your arms as a frame: Try taking your next selfie with both hands, with your arms extended. Your arms will act as a frame in your shot, and you’ll also be able to hold your phone more steadily than with one hand.
  4. Crop in tight: Backgrounds of selfies are often busy, messy and distracting. But if you don’t want to hold your phone in too close to your face, how can you make sure you don’t get too much background noise? Simple – crop your selfie after you’ve taken it to hone in on your face and eliminate the clut...

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