It’s that time of the year! Christmas is in the air and everywhere you go, the festivities have already begun to take shape.
There is a huge chance you will be attending one Christmas party or reunion event this period and you will definitely want to document all the fun you are going to be having.
It is important to note that taking a selfie is not just about pointing your camera at your face and taking a shot, you need a few techniques to make sure that your photo comes out just right and throughout the coming year, whenever you take a glance at your photos from last Christmas, you have something to smile about.
Here are a few helpful tips:
1. Snap from a good angle: You need to take your picture from a good angle that shows off your best side. Take your shot from above while raising the phone slightly above you. Another useful tip that also helps to accentuate your jaw line is extending your neck forward. It will dramatically improve your look in the photo.
2. Pay attention to lighting: Taking a selfie in a dimly-lit room or one with harsh fluorescent lighting is usually an uphill task so look for that extra glow that highlights your facial features. Natural light is very helpful, so try to take your selfie somewhere near a window or outdoors.
3. Check your background: Make sure your background does not ruin your shot. There will always be people who want to ‘photo-bomb’ your photos so be mindful of your scene before you hit snap.
4. Abandon cliché poses: Set aside the duck faces and the ‘caught off-guard’ look and just smile.
If you think you have got the hang of taking awesome selfies, the Partner Mobile Xmas Challenge is perfect for you. You stand a chance of winning a Partner Mobile E15 phone and accessories this Christmas by simply following Partner Mobile on Instagram and uploading a creative selfie of yourself at any beautiful Christmas decoration in your neighbourhood on your Instagram page using the hashtag #PartnerMobileXmasChallenge while tagging @Partner_Mobile. The most creative selfies will be featured on the page and 2 selected as winners on the 1st of January 2017.