May 16, 2017
By Chaze Patrick, Outreach and Engagement Marketing Assistant
Taking a selfie is like an art. Lighting, background and camera functions are factors that come into play even when taking photos on your smart phone. Here are three tips that can help you become a selfie master.
The use of lighting sources can be your best friend or worst enemy in photography. Whether it is artificial, natural or ambient light, too much or too little light can distort the subject being used in a selfie. To avoid this, try taking outdoor or indoor shots with the direction of the light instead of against it.
The background of the photo is essential in producing the best selfies, because it complements the subject. You could include a solid or nature-oriented background. When performing outdoor shots, use a tree or brick building to guarantee premier-quality selfies.
Approximate angle and distance
Incorporating the right distance and angle can make a difference. Best practices include:
And most importantly, make sure you smile!
Want to learn more about photography on your smart phone? Visit USI.edu/SmartPhotos