How to: A Perfect “Selfie”

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Kim Kardashian is known as the queen of Selfies. Recently she took a Selfie on stage. She can probably take a selfie almost anywhere and if you are a fan like me, you would know what I mean 😉 #Theellenshow #KimALIcebucketchallenge.

Selfie is like the word of the year. Even though most of us are obsessed with Selfie’s like Mrs. West, there are some that hate the idea of being so self centered. But People who love it, don’t care. Selfies are GREAT!

A few adjectives usually associated with selfies are vain, narcissistic, cheesy, attention seekers and basically anything to do with the superficial. For only someone with an inflated sense of self would waste time taking their own picture. Waste? What is wrong with being comfortable in our own skin and having a little fun with ourselves? Isn’t that what we all talk about eall the time? Loving ourselves?

That is what the selfie is! It marks a time when someone feels beautiful and self assured. When they are having fun and are not worried about the daily personal problems we all have to face. In a time when feelings of insecurity run high and people shy away, the selfie is an instant of boldness.

There is a Glamorous star quality in all of us and a Perfect Selfie is so important yet sometime’s so difficult. Taking a Selfie is when we actually become multi tasker. Have you thought about it? When you take a Selfie, you are the Photographer, Model and also the Editor. But what makes a Selfie a perfect one? Let’s see some tips on How to get a Perfect Selfie.

1. CAMERA: Front cameras are highly used when taking a selfie. The main reason being it’s comfortable and it also act’s like a Mirror. You can see what you look like. But there are time’s when a back camera works pretty well. So it will be better if you just flip your camera and take a selfie from your back camera.

2. LIGHTING: Natural sunlight for a Selfie is the best (obviously in the day time). That is why you see a lot of Selfie’s in the car. I think car’s are perfect selfie studios. You can use your back camera and still see what picture you are taking in the rear view mirror. And get natural lighting. If not in the day or where there is no or very little sunlight, you can keep a lamp close to your face and if you feel a little filmy? Just use a table fan to give that hair blowing look.

Play with the lights. Try different color’s.

Lamps with yellow light bulbs tend to wash you out, blue and/or white light bulbs are flattering. Pink light bulbs are actually the MOST flattering in person.

3. EXPRESSIONS: This part is something that most people don’t get it. But once practiced and done correctly can be so fun. It’s a Selfie, There is no one around, try different expression’s. No one would judge you. No one is going to like it when you have the same expression’s in every single pic. Make crazy face’s. People love that. Show you are an emotional person. Unless you are deliberately trying to imitate Kristen  Stewart. screen-shot-2014-02-19-at-4-02-05-pm You don’t have to “Smile” in every picture.  And PLEASE don’t make the pout or duck face or “fishy face” your signature look. It has been taken and by a lot. Surprise your audience. Do something weird once in a while. You can take a look at picture’s of people who have given expression’s. But do not try too hard. If you can not, then just keep it simple. If you try to go out of your way, it will make you look all fake. Be natural and do no copy. That is the point here. Practice and you will get it. It is all about being comfortable in front of the camera.

4: Be CREATIVE: Creativity can be broadly used when taking any picture. Take a Selfie with different angles. There are different types of Selfies. Try some of these : Half face selfie, Mirror Selfie, Hide your face with something Selfie. Try new poses. Just make it real fun to look at you. Another fun way is the “I woke up like this” Selfie. Don’t be uptight all the time. Give your good looks a break and be courageous enough to show how you look when you wake, this can be like a #challenge with your friends and loads of fun screen-shot-2014-02-19-at-4-06-36-pm

5. FILTERS: This is my favorite part of the Selfie or any picture for that matter. I love playing with filters, but one should know where to draw a line. There way too many app’s for editing pictures but only some do a decent job. Do not over filter your pictures. We don’t anyone wondering where our nose or jaw line disappeared. Don’t lose your actual face while giving yourself a Selfie make-over. Make your selfie interesting by using option’s to decorate your picture.

And one Final Tip: Be YOURSELF. We love getting inspired by looking at other’s pictures. but please do not try to copy. Use your own style and remember, If you can’t be real in your picture you won’t be considered real person in life.

So be real but don’t be so serious 🙂

What are your idea’s of a perfect Selfie. Share your tips and tricks in the comment below 🙂 <3

 

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What’s your Score?

People often unknowingly settle for less than what they deserve or actually deep down in their heart truly wish for. It happens to a lot of us. We restrict ourselves from looking for what is right for us with the fear of being disappointed. Instead of exploring and hunting for the right thing, we try and compromise, hold back or even mould our desires to what’s been offered to us. We just accept life the way it is. Which is not really bad for some people, but you might, just might, in the future think of it as a waste of time and effort and would make you wish you probably could have had better.
It’s only when the temporary happiness leaves, do we realize that it was just another mean of plain disappointment. What remains then? Regret!!!
It is always better though to realize it before it’s too late.
Everything else can still be fixed but the one thing that can never ever be replaced is the (wasted) time. No one would want to say “I wish I had…” or “I wish I hadn’t…” when they grow old.
You can never go back and study hard and change your high school grades.
You can never go back and choose a different stream.
You can never go back and undo the fights and mistakes
You can never go back and not meet or associate with certain people.
You can never go back and select the right friend’s.
You can never go back and ditch the wrong friend’s.
You can never go back and create or build an image.
You can never go back and make that first impression.
You can never go back and untell the secret’s.
You can never go back and keep certain promises.
You can never go back and build the trust you lost.
You can never go back and destroy bad memories.
You can never go back and re-live good memories.
You can never go back and fight with the one’s who deserved.
You can never go back and make up with someone who deserved.
You can never go back and share some feelings.
You can never go back and hide some feelings.
You can never go back and take the chances you didn’t take.
You can never go back and refuse/reject the offers you accepted.
You can never go back and say the right things.
You can never go back and unsay the wrong words.
And, you can never go back and refuse to GO BACK!!!
TIME really is precious. All we have is now.
Make the right choices, choose the correct people. Listen to your heart when it says something’s right and also listen to your gut feeling when it hints something isn’t. We always get the signs. Listen to your inner voice. And if you still feel confused then choose to play safe. As life is a game which surely has negative scoring. 

Here are 4 criteria’s on which you can score your life:

  • Health ___
  • Work ___
  • Relationships ___
  • Activity (Hobbies)___
1 Regret = 1 negative score or Minus 1
1 Satisfaction = Plus 1
And if you find satisfaction in doing the wrong thing, then it’s definitely a FOUL. That’s when you find yourself being stuck. You can not go ahead, nor can you go back. And you find yourself saying “I’m working so hard on my health or relationships or work but I’m not getting anywhere” That’s simply because you’re trying to find “Satisfaction” or “Happiness” in the wrong job or relationship or people or just things in general. 
If you’re among the lucky one’s who don’t need to put that extra effort or go out of your way and still doing okay, well good job then. You are on the right track 🙂 If not, that’s okay too. Keep exploring and see what make’s you smile and make sure you do it at least once a day. Something that inspires you. 
Remember, it’s not a race. It is YOUR life and life is Single Player game. You don’t have or need a competition.
Play your own game, keep your own pace and break your own highest score 🙂 <3

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Oops…!!! Guilty

          He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else. ~ Benjamin Franklin

I took a long breach after my last post and I have to admit that I did not truly have a great reason for doing so. The only excuse that I have is that I was always finding excuses. “I dont have the time right now” or “I cant find the correct topic” or the fav one being “I’ll post something when the time is right” But yea, none were good enough.
In other words, I was a victim of Procrastination.

But that wasn’t something unlike me. People who know me personally already know that I never really sound convincing when I try to give reasons to not do something. I was always a junky kind of person for a long time. I was also unhappy with a lot in life, unfulfilled in my relationships, Friends, work, circumstances. I always blamed other things when I did not find a good enough reason for doing or not doing something. Even when I lived all by myself, I always made excuses that I worked too hard. My room was as cluttered and dusty on the outside as I felt on the inside.These things are not necessarily true for all cluttered people, but there was a definite link for me.

But Procrastination is quite common and here’s why it starts.

We always think about starting something with the very best of intentions, but as the day draws nearer to when you are going to start this thing, the doubts and excuses start to come.

This may be just discomfort or doubts in your mind, or voiced to people – but it always has the same result, and that’s stopping you from starting what you set out to complete.
In my case, I was just over-thinking about what is the end result of doing it. I always questioned myself of the need of doing
the things I was thinking of and how or if it would even benefit or matter to me in the near future or was it just something I would regret wasting time on.

Procrastination kills many projects before they even get off the ground, and whether you realize it or not, this is usually what has stopped you getting organised in the past. I have had experiences when I have started or taken up a lot of hobbies and then never been able to do justice to what was offered to me. I spent days and weeks thinking about where I was heading to and it only seemed like a dead end. Instead of waiting and looking for the right time, I was getting comfortable with the distance that I was maintaining with even my day to day activities, let alone this blog. I felt the Anxiety of starting something and then not living upto it 100%, The pressure of maintaining something consistently, also, it was quite overwhelming as to I din’t even know where to start. At times my mind would freeze and I had no energy of handling any failures.

But I realized it had to change. Because time is flying.

To make some serious life changes, I first had to overcome the excuses I was using to hold on to all the clutter in my life – the physical clutter and the emotional clutter.
And I happened to come across something that I could relate to at this point in time and something that made absolute sense,

“An Excuse-Free Life is what you need when you find yourself delaying things.
You can let these excuses keep you insulated with clutter, both physical and emotional, or you can call
your own bluff and make way for more freedom, connection, and success. Best of all, if you sell what
you no longer want you can use that cash and new-found space to help propel you toward the kind of life
you want – one rich with experience, relationships, and free time.”

And from now on, it doesn’t really matter how far this blog goes or how beneficial it will prove to be who may or may not have the same problems like i do, I will keep this going.
I’m all on it.
This is kind of my journal now which everyone and anyone is welcome to read.

 


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