You don't want to look awkward in the pictures you upload to the Internet. In order to avoid embarrassing yourself, there are a few tweaks you can make to your selfies. All you have to do is alter your background and the way that you pose. If you want to look your very best, here are a few tweaks you should make to your selfies to make them appear more natural:
1. Stand under Natural Light
As tempting as it is to stand in the bathroom and take photos in front of the mirror, the lights in the room aren't going to flatter your face and figure. If you want to look your best, you need to head outside to take some pictures. The sunlight will work wonders on your skin. Besides, when you're outside, you don't have to worry about the toilet showing up in the background. Instead, you'll see pretty scenery that'll enhance the image.
2. Put Your Hand on Your Face
Some of us have trouble smiling in photographs. If you can't make your smile appear natural, no matter what you do, then you shouldn't smile at all. The "fish gape" is the new selfie trend, which involves parting your lips slightly so that your teeth show through. It's a sexy look, but if you don't think you can pull it off, try placing your fingers over your mouth to cover up the fact that you aren't smiling.
3. Use a Prop
If you feel awkward when you try to place a hand on your hip to pose, then you should use a prop to make yourself appear more relaxed. Grab some lipstick and rest it against your lips or grab a bottle of nail polish to hold when you want to show off your new nail designs.
4. Use Shutter to Take Multiple Pictures
Even models can't get the perfect picture on their first try. That's why you should use the shutter mode in your phone, so that it takes multiple pictures of you at once. The more you take, the better your chances are of finding one that makes you look absolutely stunning.
5. Don't Show Your Face
If you can't make a face that looks natural, then you don't need to include your face in the photo. If you're trying to show off your new outfit, then it's better for you to take a shot of your body, anyway.
6. Tilt Your Head and Don’t Look at Camera Straight on
Even though we're always told to stand up straight with our heads up and shoulders back doesn't mean we actually do it. If you want to look natural, then you don't have to have perfect posture. You shouldn't stare straight at the camera either. Tilt your head a bit and look away from the lens.
7. Get in a Good Mood
If you're feeling miserable, then it's going to be hard for you to take a perfect picture of yourself. But if you're in a good mood, then the smiles you make will be genuine. Plus, you'll be more optimistic, which means you'll end up with better results. So try to cheer yourself up before snapping shots of yourself.
8. Accentuate Your Eyes by Taking a Selfie from a Higher Angle
Play up your eyes by holding your camera at arms length. Hold the camera up high and tilt your head to the side to make your eyes larger.
9. Take a Candid Shot
Not everyone has the luxury of having their own personal photographer like the celebs do, but that doesn't mean you can't have your friends or fam snap a shot of you! To make it natural, tell them to take multiple photos at a place you love, like your favorite restaurant modeling your ootd!
10. Stick out Your Tongue
Show your playful, fun side by slightly stick out your tongue and smiling. Pose with a friend for double the trouble!
If you follow this advice, you should look more natural in photographs. What other selfie tips do you have?