If you’re going to catalogue every event and achievement in your life from trying on a new top to simply bossing that #nofilter rainbow photobomb, you’re going to want to make sure you’re getting the most out of your front-facing camera. We might just have seen possibly the best selfie of all time, but follow these tips and enjoy taking the best solo snaps of all your friends, and whatever you do, don’t try take a selfie with a walrus.
1. Face the light
Don’t fall into the trap of standing with your back to the sun, thinking all that light will help your photo. Unless you’re already a serious lens-flare player (see above), it won’t, it’ll ruin it. Stare into the sun like someone no longer fond of their retinas (don’t squint) and use all that natural light to make your face glow.
Indoors? Try to position yourself near a window or flattering light source. Not one around? Splash a black-and-white filter on that thing and hide the shadows like a pro.
2. Drop the trout pout
Mix it up – take selfies in a variety of places or when you’re doing cool things. And smile every once in a while. People like smiles.
3. Use the rule of thirds
For a well-constructed snap, try to place the image’s impact points the intersection of the lines. Don’t clutter one corner or always put the focus in the centre. Use the dimensions you’re being offered.
4. Crop the crap