Summertime Selfies with Style
It's a trend that isn't going away any time soon and everyone wants to get into the act from celebrities to politicians. However, not everyone is a master at capturing that picture perfect selfie. There is a certain art to taking attention-grabbing photos that includes a bit of creativity, a certain skill set, and a little practice to get fashionably fabulous selfies.
Here are few easy tricks for snapping amazing selfies every time.
HOLD THE CAMERA ABOVE YOUR HEAD –
This will give your selfie an artsy feel, while giving a good view to show off your cute outfit
(A selfie stick is helpful).
TILT YOUR HEAD AT AN ANGLE –
This trick highlights your cheekbone, make your eyes look bigger and gives off a total adorable vibe. Everyone has a “better side”. Know your best angles.
SAY CHEESE –
Practice your smile, smizing, pouting, sexy or any other facial expressions
you wish to convey in your photos. Your expressions should be second nature and be
EXTEND YOUR NECK FORWARD –
This will help remove a double chin, accentuate your jawline. It will probably feel weird,
but it will dramatically improve your photo.
KEEP IT INTERESTING –
Angles, cropping in, close-ups and shooting body parts can capture the attention of your audience better.
FIND THE RIGHT LIGHTING –
Good lighting is key when taking any kind of photograph, and selfies are no different. The right lighting can make or break what could be a great photo. Avoid dark or dimly-lit areas, harsh fluorescent lighting or lighting that cast a shadow on the face.
HAVE A SIGNATURE POSE –
When you feel great, it will show in the photograph. Find a signature pose that will help you feel confident no matter what the situation.
WEAR SUNGLASSES –
Wear your favorite pair of sunnies, hat or other accessory for a fashionable blogger or celebrity vibe
CONSIDER THE BACKGROUND –
It’s the whole package that makes for the best picture, not just the face. Check your surrounding to see what’s happening in the background. Incorporate an interesting background for added impact.
USE A SELFIE STICK –
This little gadget is super helpful to insure a great shot. It extends
your arm length for a more interesting photo.
DON'T TAKE IT TOO SERIOUSLY –
Don't be stiff and stuffy. Have fun! Be Yourself!
Tracee Dundas is a freelance stylist, blogger, fashion editor for New Orleans Magazine and fashion event producer. She is the Founder and Creative Director of Fashion Week New Orleans and the "go-to-gal" for all things fashionable in the Gulf Coast. Tracee hosts a weekly fashion style segment "Fashion Friday" on WVUE Fox 8 sharing the latest trends, styling tips and DIY ideas. She works with nationally known clients such as Lucky Magazine, Essence Magazine, Payless Shoes and The W Hotel and frequently works as a stylist for films, commercials and music videos. Tracee is a graduate of USL and a native of St. Martinville, LA.
Photographer: Geovanni Velasquez
Fashion Stylist: Tracee Dundas
Swimsuits: Mod Clothing (Red); Target (Black)
Sunnies: St. Charles Vision, New Orleans
Jewelry: Kendra Scott, New Orleans
Hat: Fleur de Paris, New Orleans
Model: Jen Freitas provided by ABOUTFACES MTM
Location: W Hotel French Quarter