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Tips for a Selfie Worth Turning into a Painted Portrait

January, 2018

Drawberry knows how to get more likes for your selfies on Instagram. Put your best photo on canvas

Selfies are so much a part of our life today that demand for dental work is steadily rising. We all want to look great for our snaps, but you don’t really need cosmetic surgery to take perfect selfies. Just read and follow the simple tips below to ensure your selfies get  more likes than you’ve ever thought possible.

1. Pick the right angle

Hold the camera slightly above and angle it down: this usually makes your face look its best. You’ve probably seen tons of party pics where groups of people are looking up at the camera, and those pictures are usually pretty good. If your arms aren’t long enough (which they aren’t for most of us), grab a selfie stick. Don’t like the idea of carrying one around? Buy a stick that folds up and pack it away. And remember: don’t go overboard. Any extra effort you put into making a great selfie should not be obvious. No duckfaces please! Experiment with tilting your head, smiling in different ways, and so on. Do it until you find a great natural look that won’t give away what it cost you.

Hold the camera slightly above and angle it down: this usually makes your face look its best

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2. No forced looks or poses

This is probably the toughest part, especially if you try too hard. When you overdo it with the way you smile, with your look, your pose, or the way you hold your hand out, people looking at your selfie will see right away how much you wanted to look good for the pic. Natural is the look you should shoot for.

No forced looks or poses for selfies. When you overdo it, people looking at your selfie will see right away how much you wanted to look good for the pic

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3. Ensure proper lighting

Did you know that there is a time of day that makes your skin look glowy, so photos turn out especially nice? It’s the time when the sun is near the horizon: sunset or sunrise hours, when the sky is a pretty golden pink color. This kind of lighting makes your face brighter and reduces shadows. If you are taking a selfie indoors, be sure to avoid fluorescent lights. It is the worst kind of lighting to take selfies in – they will look just awful.

If you want to get a good selfie, ensure proper lighting. There is a time of day that makes your skin look glowy, so photos turn out especially nice

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4. Filters aren’t always good

Natural is better. Try not to edit your selfies too much. If you’ve followed the tips above, editing should not be really needed. If you do want to use a filter, don’t overdo it. Most people will easily tell when filters were applied to try to make a person look more beautiful. And one last point: aren’t you beautiful enough as is? After all, selfies are for showing who you are.

Natural is better. Try not to edit your selfies too much, they are good as is

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5. Use gadgets

With selfies being so popular, the market has seen a lot of various gadgets and props designed to make selfie-taking easier. You can use a USB fan to get a professional hair-blowing look, or a selfie remote to take snaps from as far as 10 meters away. Explore the options and try some of them to add some natural-looking special effects.

With selfies being so popular, the market has seen a lot of gadgets and props designed to make selfie-taking easier

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6. Turn your selfie into a  painted portrait

Too many selfies on your smartphone? Pick a favorite one and order painting from photo. A hand painted canvas is a popular trend nowadays. Getting a custom oil portrait  is a great way to add style to any interior. Just upload your best selfie, choose options and a talented artist will start working on turning your photo into a hand-painted masterpiece. Isn’t that cool?

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Drawberry knows how to get more likes for your selfies on Instagram. Put your best photo on canvas

Remember that in the end it’s just a selfie. It shouldn’t add stress to your life. You probably won’t be able to get absolutely everyone to like your photos, regardless of how great your selfies turn out to be. We all know that what’s good in one person’s eyes may not be that good in another’s.

Selfies are truly a form of modern art. Put your creative cap on and have fun!

Drawberry will appreciate you sharing your personal tips for making an incredible selfie in comments below ⤵



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