The art of the selfie has become part of our lives unconsciously. Fun fact; the below countries take the most selfies in European countries.
NO.1 United Kingdom
When it comes to getting the perfect selfie, there are several things that we need to consider. Here are 5 Selfie Tips and Tricks for our lovely Smilers.
1. Good Lighting = Good Selfie
Good lighting is the key to the perfect selfie. If you're taking a selfie indoors, face the window and embrace the natural light. Ideally, taking selfies outside is the best idea. In terms of light, the best moments are one hour after sunrise and one hour before sunset - The Golden Hour. Keep this in mind!
2. Smile Naturally
Don't smile like someone is holding you at gunpoint! Say ‘’Cheese’’! Just think of what makes you really happy - maybe your doggo or a pizza - and let the smile happen naturally. That’s the most important thing for an infectious selfie!
3. Play With Angles
Are they the same person? YES! An angle can make or break a selfie; hold your phone or camera above your head at 45 degrees, that is usually the most perfect angle. For your YSD selfies, make sure to have those teeth in perfect view when angling your photo!
4. Take As Many As You Can
Try your best to take numerous selfies. Just to give you an exaggerated example, Kylie Jenner once took 500 selfies before she chose the most suitable one. So, no harm in taking several pictures. You will have more chances to find the perfect one! Take Boomerangs, small videos or photos of you with your invisible braces- popping them in or taking them out. Or even when you are taking you impressions at home - give a thumbs up! Or a happy selfie with your precious aligner case! (You will need to bring that case EVERYWHERE!)
5. The Rule of Thirds Selfie
Professional photographers always keep the "rule of thirds’’ in mind. This can also be applied when taking a selfie. Don’t worry if you have no idea what the rule of thirds is! Basically, you just need to divide the picture into three sections and put your face in either the left part or right part. It usually makes your picture more balanced and in harmony. Now, you are basically a professional photographer ;-).
For your YSD selfie, ensure that you have either a full face Selfie or half face Selfie - whichever you are more comfortable with. Keeping in mind that we wanna see those lovely teeth - from BEFORE, DURING and AFTER your treatment! Plus we run regular competitions for Before & After selfies!
P.S Getting someone else to take the photo is not weak Selfie game - sometimes you just gotta' get that perfect "not-so-selfie" Selfie ;)