1. Light Up
The first rule of a great picture is to pay attention to your lighting. Good lighting = great picture. Natural lighting is the best. Try to find a window with lots of natural light. Better yet, go outside. Good lighting can actually make under-eye circles and shadows totally disappear.
2. Avoid Shadows
There is nothing worse than having shadows over your face. Avoid taking outdoor shots when the sun is high. Sunrise or sunset is known as the golden hour for a good reason. It's when the light is low and most flattering.
3. When to Use A Flash
There are times when you need a picture and you need it now! How do you get a great picture with no light? Use your phone. Apps like Instagram & Snapchat have a flash feature for the front-facing camera. Once you save it to your camera roll, you can play with the tone to make it perfect.
4. Try Until You Find the One
Getting the perfect picture is a little bit like dating; the first, second or even third one may not be right. Try tilting your head in different directions and changing the angles slightly between each shot, so you have a wide variety to choose from.
5. Work Your Angles
We still haven’t found a Romeo who looks good when shot from below… Are you out there? When taking a picture, hold the phone so that the bottom of it is level with your eyes. Most people don't look their best straight-on. Turn to the side a little bit, only slightly, we still want to see that gorgeous face.
6. Use the Right Apps and Filters
The great news for all you Romeos is that there are countless apps and filters available for free. Choose the one that’s right for you. Most smartphones have filter options in pictures too. But….
7. Don't Overedit
When editing, go easy. Our Romeos want to see the real you. Only touch up the areas that are very obvious, not everything - those little lines around your eyes are sexy. If you're using a filter, you also have the option to not use it at max capacity. Try 50% so the real you shines through.
8. Be Mindful of Your Background
The best selfies have either interesting backgrounds or really simple ones. Don’t fall into the obvious traps – Bedroom pictures are hot, but make sure your room is tidy. Your future lover doesn’t need to know you are a mess just yet!
That’s our top 8 tips to the perfect selfie. Here’s our top five tips to perfecting your profile, to make sure you get the attention and love you deserve from all of our Romeos.