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

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

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Diana Adams
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