Tips and tricks on taking the perfect selfie

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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1. Vexify

Posts: 570; Member since: Jun 16, 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.

9. kent-gaga

Posts: 609; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

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

10. Vexify

Posts: 570; Member since: Jun 16, 2014

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

12. Nick_T

Posts: 186; Member since: May 27, 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.

13. Vexify

Posts: 570; Member since: Jun 16, 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.

2. lalalaman

Posts: 638; Member since: Aug 19, 2013

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

3. neela_akaash

Posts: 1239; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

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

8. lionheart97

Posts: 7; Member since: Jul 01, 2014

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

4. RandomUsername

Posts: 808; Member since: Oct 29, 2013

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

5. Immolate

Posts: 310; Member since: Jun 17, 2011

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

6. Sondae

Posts: 291; Member since: Jan 02, 2013

Wow nick you sure are photogenic and cute ;)

7. tmcr7

Posts: 180; Member since: Nov 02, 2011

This article is soooo gay!

11. Jon.b

Posts: 42; Member since: Jul 05, 2014

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

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