Must-Read: Take a Better Selfie
Selfies are the new norm. We don’t like it, we don’t approve of it. But we do understand which way the wind is blowing and we can see the future. And selfies are the way that people enjoy taking their photos, and then posting said photos on the various social media that become part of the way they market their lives. The thing is, there are plenty of ways that you can mess up a selfie. If you’re not used to it, if you don’t know how to handle the phone, if there’s some idiot in the background, it can completely destroy what you intended to do.
And so today we’re heading on over to AskMen.com, where they have a list of methods for how to take a better selfie. Among the tips they have for you:
You may be flying solo, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t look to see what’s going on behind you. Does your bedroom look like a nuclear war zone? Is there a naked stranger strolling by? All it takes is a quick peek over your shoulders to prevent your selfie from getting photobombed.
And here’s one more piece of advice for you:
Most selfies (and, indeed, photos in general) suffer from poor lighting. You should be facing your light source, preferably natural light filtered through a window. Direct sunlight can oftentimes be too harsh and indoor lighting, particularly when it’s fluorescent, can cast a nasty yellowish hue on your head. Tempted to toggle that flash on? Think again. You’ll likely end up with a serious case of red eye.
So head on over to the link above to check out the rest of the tips they have for you, and then get to taking those selfies in order to glamour up your profile. And then get to dating.
About Rick Mosely Rick is the editor for TSB magazine.