Since we are scrapping about ourselves this month I thought I´d talk about taking selfies with a phone camera today. Do you do them? Not everyone does. I take an occational selfportrait, but have always felt a bit selfconscious about it. I have however gotten better at it by practicing. Here is what I have learned:
1. As in all photography, find your light! Place yourself so that the light falls evenly on your face and try your hardest to not use the flash!
2. Find your angle! This is where praticing comes in handy. Try to use your phones back camera, so that you can see your face in the display when you are praticing. I usually don´t do this in public :) I find that holding your phone a little higher and tilted just a bit does the trick for my selfies. As I have become better at this, I always use the front camera since it has better quality.
3. Look into the camera! When taking selfies with your phone (especially when you are using your back camera) be sure to look into the lens and not on to the screen.
If not, you will have a photo like this one above :)
4. Play! Have fun with this, dont take it to serious.
I wanted to show how annoying that strand of hair was and took a silly selfie!
5. Be conscious about your background! Take a quick look at how the background looks and if there is anything you really don´t want to have in the photo. Also, sometimes include what is behind your back for a more telling photo.
I took this selfie when I was preparing my very first lecture and wanted to show where I was.
6. Filters are your friend! I often use a filter either on Instagram or PicTapGo before posting my selfies. And turning a photo black and white always make it better :)