Val & Tony Celebrate National Selfie Day
It's National Selfie Day and we decided to celebrate this time honored tradition by taking part with a few of our own. The good news is that Val has a black belt in selfie taking...the bad news is that I might actually be the worst selfie taker of all time.
If you follow Val on social media (FB: Val Townsend; @716LiveBuffalo; Insta: ValMix96) you would see that she takes selfies like a boss. She always nails the lighting, the look, and most importantly...she's by herself. Turns out that's what makes a selfie, a selfie!
If you follow me on social media (@comictonyp) you will see almost no selfies. The reason, I am terrible at taking them. Whenever I try it is like an hour of poses, deletions, and shame. It is definitely an art form, and one I have not mastered. For whatever reason I just can't get it right.
So out of my failures I will help you have success. Here are my steps to a successful selfie:
1. Good lighting - this is an important step for all types of photos so of course it will be big for selfies. If you're like me, the less light the better!
2. Angle - Your arms can only do so much, but make them work for you.
3. Background - the whole point of a selfie is the background...unless it's an inappropriate one, then the foreground is the most important!
4. Filters - this is what takes your selfie from good to great. Anyone that says 'no filter' when posting their selfie is a liar. Don't trust them.
So there it is. Follow these steps and you will be on your way to mastering selfies. These don't work for me, I'm helpless. For some reason I can't take a selfie without looking crazy.