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Pose, Smile, Click: 14 Tricks And Tips To Take Better Selfies

When you wished for a tip or two on the tricky way to perfect selfies, how could I have kept myself from bringing together this amazing list of magical tips that’ll get you better selfies in no time? Just get ready to pose, smile, and click coz there you go!

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1. Don’t hold back – express yourself with a carefree confidence!

That’s right! Play with the expressions – frown, flaunt the duck face, pout, and get as silly as it gets! Trust me, the fun is the real beauty of it all.

2. Find the perfect light that works for you

Attractive light = selfie perfection. Try, test, and find what light’s just perfect for you. Do this – keep clicking, changing places, rotating by 90 degrees every time, tilting your face, fiddling with your placement, and you’ll find it alright!

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3. The perfect angle can do the trick before you even know it!

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Elevating the camera and tilting it down is great for solo selfies and when it’s a groupfie you should let the tallest one take the shot. But you don’t have to angle it from above the head every time – the ‘instinctive crazy’ angles can be your new love, I bet.

4. Why not play with your body angles as well

Know what’s your best side and angle the camera right there. Beauty angles can transform your selfies into an awesome treat right away. Twisting the torso, craning the neck, faking the tummy tucks, or the timeless tilt of your head – you should try it all.

5. Find your easy way to the camera’s shutter!

Posing and clicking at the same time could be a real trouble at times, but not with the smart ways. ‘Selfie stick’ is the word and you can also aim the easy shutter release button yourself.

6. Add some dreamy glamour with a fan #MovieStyle

Want to get clicked dreamily in the in-vogue style? Just switch the fan on for the very filmi and special ‘flying locks’ effect and you’ll thank me for the beyond-perfect selfie you click.

7. Experiment!!!!

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You heard it! The real joy of the selfie game comes from the ‘new’ in it. Be sure to try something new for every click, pose with interesting things in exciting ways, just follow your heart and you’ll rock it, I know.

8. How about dolling up, the untried ways – accessorize with your crazy on

If you’re a glamour-lover, show it! Have the selfies vogue-style with those cool shades, pearls, and what not. And if you’re looking for fun, don’t hold your freak back. Wigs, lamp shades, fish bowls, try them all!

9. Make the most of the ‘rule of the thirds’

In spite of posing in the middle of the frame, you’d want to place your eye line 1/3 down the top and off to a side of the frame and you’ll fall crazily in love with the results!

10. It doesn’t always have to be your face – let’s change the perspective!

Challenge yourself to capture more of you other than just your pretty face. Your legs in the comfy worn-out denims, the new tattoo on your back, the misfit pair of socks – you know it now, right?

11. One hand – two hand; try it all out!

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It’s cool to switch hands to capture both of your good sides for a change and the two hands click gets you an amazing frame for the selfie.

12. Feel the merry of the more, but if you don’t crop it rightly

It could be great to catch in the thrilling background of where you are at, but if you find it ‘not-fitting,’ try filling the frame with your fabulous face cropped tight and cropped right!

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13. Add a matchless artistic appeal to your selfie scenario

Here’s the deal – you have to be different. Ditch your face; let your toes smile, do the bathtub trick; peek from the water, or snap yourself with the world upside down – if you know what I mean!

14. Oh yes, complete the selfie with your simply fabulous attitude!

That’s what selfies are all about – doesn’t matter if you nail it with your confidence or kill it with your super-adorable cuteness. Just keep the attitude coming in and your clicks will be bang on.

You’re welcome! :)

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Pose, Smile, Click: 14 Tricks And Tips To Take Better Selfies
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Shruti Fatehpuria

Shruti Fatehpuria

I am a misfit software engineer who left her work in the corporate world to pursue the insatiable quest to write. A freelance worker by the day, I choose to dream with eyes open wide. I have conversations with myself where I talk of the possibilities that life can hold. Too many wishes made on empty starless nights ensure that there are various dreams yet to be lived. I am working my way as I am on a quest to find myself. The greatest journeys are indeed the ones that lie within. I am yet to live my story because right now, the book is full of too many apostrophes and too many commas. The words are jumbled until the right one fits the puzzle. I don't believe in perfection because too many times, it is imperfection which paints the perfect story. I am verbose and I aim at living life in full swing until a speed breaker curbs the tantalizing pace with which I wish to conquer the dreams that would otherwise be too big for the not-so-tiny shoes I wear. Blessed with a lot of chubby fat, I love going the extra mile to conquer my extra dreams with an extra advice after all, we all love a little extra. A die-hard shopaholic, you can often find me laughing on serious stuff inappropriately at wrong times (unintentionally).