What is a Selfie with a Product?
Nailing the perfect selfie isn't easy! It's about the right combination of light, angle, and setting.
Before you get started, make sure you refresh on the basics of how to create good content.
Best practices for earning your certificate:
Lighting is everything
You need good lighting. Natural lighting. Turn towards a window with natural light. Or better yet, go outside and bask in the sun's glow.
There is nothing worse than having a huge shadow cast over your face. The golden hour to shoot a photo is during sunrise or sunset when the light is low.
Take a lot of Selfies...and we mean A LOT
Try tilting your head in different directions and changing the angles up slightly between each shot so there's a wide variety to choose from. And don't forget to make sure the camera's focused before snapping away.
Play with your angles
When taking a selfie, hold the phone so that the bottom of it is leveled with your eyes.
Be mindful of your background
The best selfies have either interesting backgrounds or really, really simple ones. The middle ground is what you need to be aware of. And beware of photo-bombers.
Don't overthink it
Just relax. The best selfie poses are the ones that come naturally to you.
Embrace natural expressions
Keep your eyes shut until the moment before you take the shot: expressions look best when they're fresh. You can also inhale just as you hit the shutter for slightly parted lips and a relaxed expression.
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