Whether you’re a seasoned selfie snapper or a nervous newbie, there are some things you should always consider before you strike your pose and click.
1. Arm in? Arm out?
No, we’re not doing the hokey cokey. We’re deciding whether you’ll take the classic ‘arm in shot’ selfie or not. What do you prefer?
2. Old-school Mirror Selfie
There is something quite endearing about the mirror selfie isn’t there? It’s also the perfect opportunity to show off your StickyGram phone case. We’ll be dedicating an entire post to these soon. If you want to be included, grab your StickyGram phone case, get in front of the mirror and click! Tag your pics #stickygram #stickygramspotting on Instagram so we can find you.
3. Let there be light!
Natural light is ideal of course, but given that the urge to take a selfie can strike at any time, it’s not always possible to position yourself perfectly during magic hour is it? Stand by an artificial light source and let your good side really shine! (Oh - and turn that flash off!)
4. Watch your back…
Please, before you take your selfie make sure there’s nothing unsavoury lurking in the background of your photo! A whimsical, unmade bed is one thing - but probably best to keep your laundry and dirty dishes out of shot ;)
5. Pouty lips vs bambi eyes?
Or both? Those clever social media gurus reckon that for some reason, our fingers are more likely to double tap an IG photo of sultry pouty faces or comedy ‘duckfaces’ than straight forward smiley ones. And as for the bambi eyes, well, if you’ve got ‘em - flaunt ‘em.
Bearing in mind that over-use of some filters can affect the finished quality of your printed StickyGram magnets, you must make some wise choices! We like light, smoothing, airbrushing filters. Use sparingly.
6. Quirky angles and abstracts
Positioning your camera slightly above your eye line can make for a fun photo. Experiment! Abstract selfies can be interesting too. Why not share your love of your favourite features :)
We want to see your selfies! Tag #stickygram #stickygramspotting on Instagram so we can find you :)