Capture a good angle: Experiment with different angles to show off your features, if you turn your head a few degrees to the right or left, your features will appear less flat.
• Know your “good side” and take the photo from that side of your face. It’s the side of your face that looks the most balanced and symmetrical
Show off something new: You may want to show off a new item you just got and tell your friends about it, it makes selfies quite catchy and people are attracted to them.
• A new hairstyle, a new accessory, anything new worth the show off.
Pay attention to good Lighting: Having a solid light source is an essential part of taking any kind of photograph, and selfies are no different. If you try to take a selfie in a dimly-lit room or one with harsh fluorescent lighting, it won’t turn out the way you want it to.
• Keep the sun or other light source in front of you.
• Natural light renders colours more faithfully than artificial light.
• Don’t use flash if you can help it. It’ll create a forehead glare, distort your appearance and possibly give your selfie the redeye effect.
1. Try a natural look: Taking a snapshot of yourself with minimal or no makeup can give the illusion that you’re giving your social media followers a glimpse at the “real you.” This can be both interesting and sexy.
2. Consider the background of your picture: The best selfies have more than just a face. There’s something interesting to look at in the background, too. Whether you take your selfie inside or outdoors, check around you first to see what’s going on in the background.
3. Experiment with filters (use the right app): Most people who take selfies also happen to have an app on their phones that can add interesting dimension through the use of colour and light filters. Not every filter is right for every selfie, so play around with different options before settling on the best one.
4. Be yourself: “Flash a real smile and no image will look bad,” says Lake. Or if you’re going for something slightly more serious, “try smiling with your eyes”.
5. Don’t over sweat it: Arm yourself with this knowledge, and then just relax. A trying-too-hard selfie is never going to be a good one. “The thing about selfies is that you don’t want them to be too serious.
6. Accessory: Throw on a hat, don a wig,a neck piece or wear sunglasses.