How to Take the Perfect Selfie! 12 Photography Tricks for Better Instagram Photos!

I’m really excited to share with you the
fifth episode in my photography hack series and my how to pose series today I’m going to be sharing with you my top tips on how to take the perfect selfie or
self-portrait because not everyone has an Instagram husband or friend following
them around taking photos for them. I’m going to be teaching you guys my top
tips on how to take your own pictures if you’re new here don’t forget to
subscribe because why not join my YouTube #famally and be sure to give this
video a big thumbs up because Bella doesn’t have any! she needs your
help, so without further ado let’s hop into this video! there’s three different
angles that you could take your selfie you can either hold it right in front of
you, above or a little bit below. to take a more edgy selfie, angle your
chin up a little bit and then you could softly smile. I am guilty of always
smiling and all of my photos and we cheesing really hard. I always look
super happy but I really wanted to be able to change up my look and add a more moody effect. my first tip is to take a deep breath and relax your face and eye
softly smile. this definitely takes practice because when I first started
trying to take selfies without actually smiling it was really hard but over time
it definitely gets easier. in photos I always want to look slimmer
and it’s hard because I can I have a double chin showing! hold your camera up tilt it
down and you’ll have a more slimmer and more flattering selfie push your hair so
it’s lightly framed your face this can definitely make your face look a lot
slimmer maybe you are wearing a very bulky jacket so another tip is to just
wear it slightly off your shoulder and now way you don’t have too much of the
jacket showing in the photo and the focus is more on you are you ready to
take your turn so you might be going back to school soon and I wanted to
share with you guys a tip for picture day and how to take good photos using
flash when you’re getting ready and doing your makeup be sure to stick to
matte beauty products because these ones absorb the light and it doesn’t have any
flash back whereas you know things with shimmer and more glitter in it will tend
to give you a word glowy or do your effect so focus on shimmery products on
like your highlight area and then use Mac products and places where you want
to contour another tip to look slimmer when it
comes to taking photos or portraits is to not look directly at the camera but
to turn your body a little bit to a 45-degree angle and then turn your head
back over and you’ll tend to look a lot more slimmer in your posture and also on
your face sometimes you might feel that photos can
add weight to your face well you should probably look into your lens so Izumo
ends although it gives you a nice like bokeh effect will actually add weight to
your face whereas a wide-angle lens will make you look slimmer in your photos I don’t know about you guys but once I
purchase my DSLR camera or anything that’s more of a professional camera
everyone in my family started asking me to help take passport photos or their
new profile picture for Facebook and a really easy way to kind of upgrade that
and to make it even more of a professional job is to purchase some
backdrops so you can buy these online on Amazon – really really cheap so you can just tape this on the wall or
you can also buy a backdrop stand just to hold everything up depending on how
often you think you’re going to be using this and it definitely makes your
pictures look a lot more professional it’s looking a little ghetto let’s just
move on in and does it look professional so another fun thing you can add are
some props so I pick these up from paper source these are multi colors like
confetti pieces and then I also have some gold glitter confetti in the air
and take some really cool self-timer portraits with your friends birthday
currently so much money on the ground but looks good though weird bad shot
birthday moving on to the next tip you want to
take some great photos laying down on the ground or on the grass at a park or
something it can be really tricky you can have a double chin you can look a
lot wider than you actually do so my trick here is have your photographer
kind of take a little bit higher for you or when you’re taking a selfie just to
bring it up a little higher put your chin down and then smile try to push
your hair into your face and you will definitely look a lot more slimmer now
everybody has a photographer following them around everywhere so I think a
really good tool to use as your self timer on your phone that way you can
have both of your hands in your selfie a few of my favorite photo editing apps
on my phone are viscose Snapseed afterlight fuji for that vintage film
effect I also love facetune when it comes to like you’re bursting a pimple taking photos and direct sunlight can be
such a struggle but it definitely adds a nice glowing factor to your skin when
you’re taking a photo in the Sun just close your eyes for a few seconds before
you take the photo and when you’re ready just snap away and open up your eyes you
can protect your eyes in the meantime let’s go get that cool glowy effect
so we’ve waited to the end of this video thank you so much to my photographer
Fred OTT for being in this video be sure to check out all of our other
photography hat videos and how to pose videos will be linked down below in my
playlist be sure to comment down below and share with me which tip was your
favorite and share with me some of your best selfie hacks and tips I’d love to
know thank you guys so much for watching and we will see you next time hey guys it’s your girl Ali welcome back
to my daily struggle back-to-school season is just around the corner and you
might be stressing out over picture day your driver’s license but then you gonna go sit back down are
you ready three close-up you ready to close

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79 thoughts on “How to Take the Perfect Selfie! 12 Photography Tricks for Better Instagram Photos!

  1. Simple reminder that you don't have to be a model to take the perfect selfie!
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  2. These are so cute❀️ like if your part of the nonification squad ✨

    Also a small YouTuber ☺️

  3. nice video Ally! Please check out my YouTube channel. Like and subscribe y'all 😊😊❀❀

  4. I love all your videos about photography! Trying so hard to step up my game and girl it’s such a struggle sometimes. These are so helpful 😊❀️

  5. M in 11th grade.i love your content and binge watch them😁.. And i would like to win the giveaway..mentioning agn… Bt ya i really wanna win. Fact about me is dt my right leg is a little bit shorter than my left one.. I like sports 😁.and i like to take pictures of every other thingπŸ˜›. I really want to win ds give away nor only because all the items are super cute but i want to create memories with the camera and make my college years memorable.. And i cant afford one right now so only you can help me.. Some of my frnds are also mean to me that my ig pictures aren't that great so i can work on it as well.. Plus points😁.. I reposted the giveaway picture as well on my ig.. Hope i ll win itπŸ˜€πŸ˜€

  6. Gonna try these today because today is a festival in Islam called "Eid-ul-Azha" and i am going to look fabulous today and when I look fabulous I take photos.

  7. I love this video sooooooooooo much! #confident #FamAlly πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•

  8. Ally you make really beautifull videos and I want to do video with you but we can't but It's ok and thanks for giving me ideas with very new video <3 <3 <3

  9. Cool .. I love the way u talk… and your explanation which is crystal clear thank u for these videos.. which is very helpful.. am new to your channel and am glad..

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