How To Take Selfies You’ll Be Proud To Share [Infographic]

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I’m surprised the selfie phenomenon hasn’t subsided yet. Not only is it still going strong, but it’s morphed into sub-categories. For example, there were the bathroom mirror shots that were popular in 2010. Then came the themed selfies like planking and owling in 2011. I could go on, but you get the idea. Right now, it seems very popular to post selfies from the inside of the car. I admit it, I’ve posted a few from the car myself.

Now that we’re all self-proclaimed photographers armed with our smartphones 24/7, we know how to distinguish between a good selfie and a bad one. Some people seem to have a special selfie skill, and their pics always look good. How do they do that? I always look dorky in mine, but maybe this infographic will help me with that.

A friend of mine once told me that it’s all about the lighting. I’ve noticed that’s true to a certain extent. If the lighting is right, you can pretty much get a nice selfie with little effort. When I went to visit @mistygirlph a few years ago, she taught me that holding the phone up high and taking the selfie from above helps improve the photo. What are your tips for taking a stunning selfie?

I think we should all take a stand against bad selfies. I’ve seen so many attractive people post horrible selfies. I know I’ve gotten lazy about editing mine. I either don’t edit my selfies at all, or I only use the filters on Instagram. This infographic has inspired me to check out some other editing apps.

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This infographic is called How To Take A Better Selfie, and it was created by Adorama and NowSourcing. It has some useful tips for how to take a selfie that you can be proud to share on your social sites. Good luck and high-five to all the wonderful selfies I’ve already seen today on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. w00t!

Photo credit: Adorama / NowSourcing / Sarah Van Quickelberge

Diana Adams
Diana is a USC graduate, tech entrepreneur and member of the Apple Consultants Network. She has written 4,200+ blog posts around the blogosphere. She loves innovation, creativity and grande Java Chips. She's also a frequent user of the force. Connect with her on Twitter at @adamsconsulting or email me at [email protected].
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Diana Adams

Diana is a USC graduate, tech entrepreneur and member of the Apple Consultants Network. She has written 4,200+ blog posts around the blogosphere. She loves innovation, creativity and grande Java Chips. She’s also a frequent user of the force. Connect with her on Twitter at @adamsconsulting or email me at [email protected].

6 thoughts on “How To Take Selfies You’ll Be Proud To Share [Infographic]

  • August 15, 2014 at 12:18 pm
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    I can’t read the small text on the infographic because of compression but thanks for sharing and the roundup… Should help lots of people ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • August 15, 2014 at 6:18 pm
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      I know what you mean. If you click on the infographic above, a larger one will appear. That will most likely help. Still…even on the larger one, I wish it was easier to read. I feel your pain. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • August 15, 2014 at 6:21 pm
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      Oh c’mon…haven’t you seen enough of my selfie #fails? They are all posted on IG http://instagram.com/adamsconsulting … Although I have to admit, I’m diggin my Wookie hat, so I like that one. hahahaha ๐Ÿ™‚

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        • August 16, 2014 at 12:39 pm
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          It was a Wampa hat. You’re right. I just bought a Wookie hat last weekend, but I haven’t posted a pic yet. I gotta keep my Wampas and my Wookies straight. LOL ๐Ÿ™‚

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