Selfies are a form of self-presentation and expression, an interpersonal communication where a person conveys an image about him or herself to another individual. In addition to this, self-presentation enables a person to influence and manage the perception of themselves, by others.
Every day, people present their ‘selves’, through their outfit choices, hairstyles and with brands to express themselves in a specific context. One does one's makeup, one immediately finds amazing light, one proceeds to snap 40 selfies...
Unfortunately, if you get the angle wrong, your snap is less likely to make the Insta-worthy cut. To avoid that, follow our easy tips to create your very own Mario Testino quality selfie in less takes.
1. Look Up Towards The Camera
As you're doing so, slightly raise your eyebrows to make your eyes appear larger. Then, think of something that truly makes you smile, which will create the look of a genuine happiness that will shine through in your photo.
2. Extend Your Head Away From Your Neck
This helps create the look of a longer neck and sharper jawline. You can also push your shoulders down to make yourself look more relaxed.
3. Instead Of Holding Your Phone In Front Of You
Hold it to the side for a flawless angle with more defined cheekbones.
4. Relax Your Mouth, Exhale Blowing Air Through Your Lips
Whether you choose to then keep your mouth loosely open or fully closed in your selfie, blowing air through your lips before you snap a pic keeps your mouth from looking tense in your pic. Bonus: It also makes your pout look more plump.
5. Slowly Spin Until You Find Your Best Light
Once in your selfie ready position of course!