You’ve been browsing Twitter and admiring everyone’s butt selfies (who hasn’t?) You’re thinking to yourself, “Why don’t MY butt selfies look like that?” and “How on EARTH does she get that angle?”
Never fear – I’m here to fix all your selfie woes. Here are my top tips for taking better selfies.
#1 USE THE TIMER
If you’re not already using the timer for your selfies, prepare for your mind to be blown. If you’re not sure how to set up the self-timer, a quick Google of ‘self-timer’ + your phone’s model should help you out. You can usually set the timer for around 10 seconds, giving yourself plenty of time to pose and act as though someone else is taking the photo for you.
#2 WORK YOUR ANGLES
It’s all about those angles! If you don’t have a fancy tripod, it’s time to get creative. Prop your phone up some books, stick your phone in a drinking glass so that the camera pokes out the top or balance it on your laptop – WHATEVER WORKS! A low angle looking up can do wonders for perky butt selfies.
#3 INVEST IN A SELFIE STICK
Okay, selfie sticks are so 2010. But if you’ve ever twisted yourself around into a knot trying to get the right angle of your butt, you’ll appreciate a selfie stick, TRUST ME. You can usually find selfie sticks at places like Kmart for a few dollars. Life-changing.
#4 INVEST IN A BLUETOOTH SELFIE REMOTE
This works like using the timer on your phone, but better. A selfie remote connects to your phone wirelessly and allows you to snap photos by pressing the button on the remote. It’s better than using the self-timer because you can snap a bunch of pictures without having to go back to your phone each time.
#5 GET YOUR LIGHTING RIGHT
If you want to be fancy, you can invest in a ring light. A ring light is a lighting tool that is used for beauty shots. It is made up of several small bulbs that form a circle. You know how Youtubers always look like they have perfect skin? It’s because they are using a ring light. You can pick one up pretty cheap online or at a department store.
If you can’t be bothered investing in a ring light, you can use natural light. Try to have the natural light coming from BEHIND the camera – it will act similarly to a ring light.