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Tips and tricks on taking the perfect selfie

Posted: , by Nick T.


Tips and tricks on taking the perfect selfie
Whether you like it or not, selfies have skyrocketed in popularity. Celebrities are doing it, the president is doing it, even the pope is now part of the trend. Social networks are one of the reasons why selfies are so popular as that's where self-portraits usually end up. Another is the adoption of smartphones, which let us quickly snap a self-shot and post it online. 

But how do you take a good selfie anyway? Well, there's a number of factors you should consider before pressing the trigger. Do you look your best? Is there anything or anyone in the background that shouldn't be there? Are you holding the camera at the optimal angle? Is the occasion appropriate for taking a photo at all? 

So yeah, taking stunningly good selfies can be tricky, but it should be possible with a bit of practice. Our tips and tricks can surely help as well. Flip through the slideshow below for some valuable advice on taking great selfies.

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posted on 05 Aug 2014, 10:28

1. Vexify (banned) (Posts: 570; Member since: 16 Jun 2014)

1) Just focus (tap) on the dark spot(s) and no more dark selfies…. Surprised that PA failed to mention this in a "Tips and tricks" article.

posted on 05 Aug 2014, 21:14

9. kent-gaga (Posts: 190; Member since: 10 Apr 2012)

not every phone can correctly fix the EV you know
and sometimes brighter means easier to be blurry

posted on 06 Aug 2014, 00:22

10. Vexify (banned) (Posts: 570; Member since: 16 Jun 2014)

Im only used to it on my iPhone (I have a Nexus but my 5s is my daily driver).

posted on 06 Aug 2014, 05:39

12. Nick_T (Posts: 156; Member since: 27 May 2011)

That's the thing. You'll be surprised to know how many phones can't set the right exposure with a tap when using the front camera.

posted on 06 Aug 2014, 15:13

13. Vexify (banned) (Posts: 570; Member since: 16 Jun 2014)

So it is okay to list "background blur only using google camera" in there? Lolololol. You'll be surprised how many phones can't use Google Camera.

posted on 05 Aug 2014, 10:45

2. lalalaman (Posts: 469; Member since: 19 Aug 2013)

That selfies are ......nick u have really big and diff eyes;)

posted on 05 Aug 2014, 10:55

3. neela_akaash (Posts: 232; Member since: 05 Aug 2014)

Testing using xperia Z2..... Z2 really is a benchmark device.

posted on 05 Aug 2014, 17:00

8. lionheart97 (Posts: 7; Member since: 01 Jul 2014)

That is a z1 compact.... Just saying!!

posted on 05 Aug 2014, 11:47 2

4. RandomUsername (Posts: 700; Member since: 29 Oct 2013)

How to take a selfie for pros:
- Shut down you phone
- Put it on the table
- Go outside
- Meet people ;)

posted on 05 Aug 2014, 12:02

5. Immolate (Posts: 293; Member since: 17 Jun 2011)

Could anything that is a "thing" be more vacuous? Excepting Jersey Shore of course.

posted on 05 Aug 2014, 13:37

6. Sondae (Posts: 216; Member since: 02 Jan 2013)

Wow nick you sure are photogenic and cute ;)

posted on 05 Aug 2014, 15:08 4

7. tmcr7 (Posts: 177; Member since: 02 Nov 2011)

This article is soooo gay!

posted on 06 Aug 2014, 03:08

11. Jon.b (Posts: 20; Member since: 05 Jul 2014)

Try Selfshot - Front Flash Camera I love it the best in Android...

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