Whether You Are a Fashion Blogger, or Just Infatuated with Your Face, You’re Going to Need the Perfect Selfie
This article is more for the fashion blogger, taking photos of him/herself. I guess you can call it more of a self portrait, but selfie sounds so much better. I was never fond of taking pictures of myself, but when you run a fashion blog, it seems to be the only thing that matters. It was time for me to grab a DSLR and get to work if I wanted to create my own content.
Grabbing the Perfect Camera
I didn’t go with the most expensive camera, but I knew I wasn’t going to get anything done with a camera phone, or something I would take on a trip. I needed something that would look professional, but did not put a huge hole in my pocket. I decided to go with the Panasonic DMC-G5KK. I’m not much of a brand name person, so you won’t see me buying a $1000 Canon to take a picture of myself.
Invest in a Remote
If you’re taking your self portraits in public, you’re going to look silly putting on the timer and running into position, only to realize you’re out of focus. It is better to just have a remote on hand. You can just hit the button and hide it in your pocket whenever your ready to take the greatest picture.
Time for the Shoot
If you’re shy, like I am. It can sometimes get nerve-racking when trying to take the best picture of yourself. The best thing you can do is just get comfortable by being yourself. You don’t have to be a model, and if you were, you’d probably have someone else taking a picture of you. To make sure you’re comfortable with the shoot do small things like, play music while shooting, or add props so your photo tells a story.
Editing the Photo
I love Photoshop, so editing the photograph is probably my favorite part of taking pictures. You don’t necessarily have to be a Photoshop guru to edit photos. You actually don’t even need Photoshop. You can resize, crop, and add effects with free programs like GIMP.
Do you have any tips for creating the perfect selfie?