You don't do it for the likes—you do it for you! When you put a picture on Instagram, it's a memory you want to cherish and feel confident enough to share with the world (or at least your friends).
Sometimes something feels off about your photo, but you can't nail down why. If you have some trouble getting that perfect moment every time — check out these tips and tricks to get beautiful pics!
Face Angles😀 😃 😊 😇 🙂🙃 😉 😌 😍 🥰
Time to find your good side! Everyone will look different depending on how their face is shaped, but there are a few sure-fire ways to get you looking great by just moving your head.
When your chin goes up, you generally will look a bit goofier, tilt your chin down, and you'll stare into the soul of the camera. Tilt your head about three-quarters to the side with your chin slightly pointed down to look flirty, innocent, or coy.
Try taking a video in the mirror and moving your face around until you find your favorite position, then break out that smile next time someone yells, “let's take a picture.”
Speaking of which, let's talk about group photos. There is always a moment when the group is unsure what to do right before the photo, but avoid the prom picture style at all cost.
Your best bet is to be all-natural, smile, and try to crack a joke just before “cheese” so you get some candid energy in there.
Or be silly and go for the freeze-frame jump, really whatever makes you laugh.
Mirror Selfies 🤳
Ah, the mirror selfie. An art we have all spent hours trying to perfect. The first step is to get good lighting and admit to yourself that some bathrooms just aren't made for selfies. You want natural light with a hint of yellow in it.
Next, don't look at the camera—look at yourself, so your face is visible in the photo. If there is a table or ledge in front of you, put one hand down for the classic lean-in look.
Don't forget your phone case! Everyone can see it in a mirror selfie, so be sure to pick up a cute one from Casely like this sunflower case! Go for a bold or simple pattern that's easily visible. Your face should be the center of attention, but the phone case is your essential wing partner.
For stunning evening pictures, snap a photo just before the sun sets. 😎
Go to Google and type in ‘What time is golden hour?’ followed by your location, and you'll get the time down to the minute for glowing photos!
Your photos are what you make them. Take from these tips and create your own combination!
Take a mirror outside and practice golden-hour-selfie-Instagram-poses to create the ultimate Insta post!
No matter what you do — just have fun with it and don't take it all too seriously! 😉