Friday, July 17, 2015

Summer of Selfies Challenge: Week Five

Week Five is all about technique! Strike a pose! Try something different.
For most of us, one side is more attractive than the other. Tilt your head to the left and then the right as you view yourself on your phone’s screen to find out your “best side”. Also, try extending your neck forward to accentuate your jaw line and get rid of the double chin effect.  You can also shoot high or hold the camera slightly above you and look up… that technique can help with a multitude of things! Most importantly, try and try again. Just keep clicking and figuring out what you like best and what is most comfortable for you!

Here are this week’s prompts with a little more explanation:
The Two Fisted Selfie - Hold the camera with two hands, away from your body. It’s easier to take a selfie this way because you can steady your camera with one hand and push the shutter release button with the other.  Be careful not to cover up the lens.

Standing In The Light - Pose in an area with good lighting, like inside near a window or outside. Gorgeous lighting = a more flattering selfie. The best time to shoot for lighting is “the magic hour”—one hour after sunrise and one hour before sunset.
The Full Monty (with clothes please!) – Do a full body shot! Strike a pose in front of a mirror or experiment by holding your camera at different angles (over your head, off to the side, etc..). Angle your body to the left or right, that's usually more flattering than shooting straight on.

Feet First – A selfie isn’t just about your face… try snapping a fun shot of your feet or another body part (keeping it clean!), like your hands, your shoulder, knees, etc.
Get Tight – Don’t like that “I’m holding my arms up to take a selfie” look? Crop in tight on your face. Zoom in on your phone just slightly and hold the camera far away from your face. You’re features look proportionate, you declutter the background and you can’t see those arms at all!

Accessorize – Try wearing a hat, throwing on some sunglasses, don a wig, or sport a mustache… the possibilities are endless.
Express Yourself – Let’s break away from the duckface and try a good old fashioned smile! Not feelin’ it? Pout, frown, smirk, laugh, be goofy!

 Just a little heads up…. We will be having a giveaway in Week Six to celebrate completing the challenge! There will be a few rules, but nothing you can’t handle! Stay tuned and keep up those selfies!!

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