The Per­fect Selfie...

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bY MOJIsOLa aLLeN When tak­ing a pic­ture with an amaz­ing pho­tog­ra­pher, all it takes is one or two snaps to get the shot but self­ies are dif­fer­ent. one was hope­less at tak­ing self­ies un­til my col­league, Ruky salako pointed how hor­ri­ble one was, tak­ing 20 or more to get one that’s us­able. af­ter a few lessons or two, we now post with no re­grets. Re­ally look­ing to nail your next close-up, here’s what to keep in mind... FinD your ‘’low 45’’ hold the cam­era at a low 45-de­gree an­gle in­stead of at eye level. it’s sur­pris­ingly flat­ter­ing be­cause it shows off your jaw­line. boost con­trast in­steaD oF Fil­ter­ing i’m not a fan of fil­ters or air­brush­ing, why not be you? To boost your selfie game, pump up the con­trast to make it look sharper. let there be light light­ing is the se­cret to a good selfie. Find your best light, it makes or breaks any pic­ture. one now has a luMee case on my phone and it never comes off! KeeP it real smile and re­lax! if it looks weird or forced, think of some­thing funny to make your­self ac­tu­ally laugh out loud. works for some of us. show your Per­son­al­ity we’re all on insta to show the world a lit­tle piece of our­selves, so don’t over think/do things. Be au­then­tic and have fun with it!

L-r: rUKY saLaKO, FUNKe babs-KUFeJI, LaNre Da-sILVa aJaYI & KONYe NWabO­gOr

LIsa FOLaWIYO

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