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How to Take the Best Pool Selfie!

November 8th, 2016

From Kim Kardashian to Taylor Swift, to you and your best friends, selfies are here to stay. The word has even been officially added to the dictionary. There’s no doubt that it can be difficult to take a flattering, spontaneous, candid picture of yourself while holding a camera.

6 Tips for Taking a Selfie in the Pool or Spa

Although filters and apps are fun, posing correctly will make a bigger difference in how you look in your selfie. Use the posing tips and suggestions for camera angles below to take a selfie that’s fit to share. Let your friends know you’re lounging by a luxury pool in style!

Tip #1: Work the Angles

Tilt your chin down and hold the camera up, slightly higher than chin level. This trick makes your eyes look bigger and highlights your cheekbones, making your features look more streamlined. Try tilting your head to the right and then the left and take a few shots. Everyone has a side they prefer, if you know yours ahead of time, your poolside selfies will turn out better.

Tip #2: Go towards the Light

Finding the right lighting will make you look amazing, and there is plenty of natural light around the pool. Check the lighting by holding your phone in front of your face and turn it so that you can see the picture. Check a few spots until you find the one with the best light.

Tip #3: Make a Duck Face

Some don’t like it, but the duck face will give you killer cheekbones. Another approach is to whisper the word “prune” to create a gentler, less pouty duck face. Use this one wisely, you don’t want to look pouty in all your selfies. Also, extend your neck forward to further accentuate your jaw line.

Tip #4: Apps and Filters

Filters can change the look of your selfie in an instant. Some phones even have a selfie mode that lets you easily add filters or perfectly crop photos. Apps can make your selfies look even better – you can remove blemishes, whiten your teeth, and more. You can use a black and white filter to create a retro look or try a fuzzy, golden filter to give your pool selfie a warm vibe.

Tip #5: Take a Selfie in the Pool

It is a pool selfie after all. Float on your back and shoot down at your face. Taking a selfie in the water can be fun and it makes the picture more unusual than the typical look at what I am eating shot. And now that there are waterproof cell phones, it is even easier since you don’t have to worry about your phone getting wet.

Tip #6: Pose Naturally

Yes, be yourself. When you flash a real smile, your selfie will look natural and spontaneous. If you want a more serious look, try smiling with your eyes. The “smize” can be difficult to pull off, practice in the mirror if you want to perfect this look.

You want your pool selfie to look natural, spontaneous, and unplanned. That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be prepared. Arm yourself with these tips, and you’ll get the perfect pool selfie in any situation.

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