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How to Take a Good Photo Booth Selfie

There are a million ways to take a selfie but only a few ways to learn how to take a good selfie. Taking a good selfie can come in handy for those situations where you only have that one chance to take the right photo. Imagine a situation where you are taking a photo with your pet and they don´t agree to look at the camera. If you get the angle or lighting wrong, your pic is less likely to make it onto the best photo booth selfie list.

Snoopy please look straight at the camera, my arm is getting tired…

In this month’s featured article, we take a look at some ways for you to learn how to take better selfies. We will also show you how to create a memorable photo booth selfie during your next milestone event. So, if you’re looking to improve your selfie game, these are some pro tips for you.

5 Pro Tips for How to Take a Good Selfie

Learning how to take a good selfie will make more of a difference in how you look than any photo editor can. Here are some “selfie” posing tips, along with suggestions for how to hold your camera or phone.

Pro Tip 1. Always make sure you tilt towards the camera for a sharp face shape and an enhanced selfie.

Pro Tip 2. Light plays a major role. In general, the more natural light on your face the better.

Pro Tip 3. Use the rule of thirds. Don’t place your face in the center of the photo. If you can, place it one third to the right or left.

Pro Tip 4. Opt for a black and white setting in low light conditions as this will create photo contrast.

Pro Tip 5. Have a signature selfie pose ready to go. This will prepare you for those moments when you need to “act” not “think.”

BONUS Tip. Try to tell a story in a photo. Props are an effective way to convey your message.

One of the best parts of a photo booth selfie is the props that you can use. Grab a mustache, giant sunglasses, wigs or signs to get the ball rolling.

We enjoy opportunities to experiment with different identities and using props allows for that. We all want to be able to ‘try’ on a new image and imagine how we would feel as that part of ourselves.

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Upping Your Photo Booth Selfie Game

All dressed up at an event and want to take a photo booth selfie? You can take advantage of the professional photo features to get a designer solo photo.

A classic photo booth selfie includes taking your drink and doing a simple ‘cheers’ to the camera. You can also create a “slow-mo” montage between each photo by doing simple movements between takes. Or you might try some more outlandish moves with a classic James Bond or Charlie’s Angels pose.

You can create funny photo booth pictures by being simple. Put on dark sunglasses and pose like a supermodel. Recreate a favorite selfie. Style your version of an iconic image. Remember the Zoolander Blue Steel pose?


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