Because we don’t all possess the skills of a Kardashian, and we might not be able to buy the best high-tech products, or Photoshop each image before posting, we could use all the help we can get. The OMGi Cellphone Accessories range is affordable and will help you take your selfies from sad to celeb. Here are a few tips and tricks that will go a long way.
Good lighting is everything
The proper lighting is essential for taking a great selfie. Natural light has the ability to make your hair look shinier and your skin luminous, so take advantage of outdoor spots or areas near windows. The OMGi LED Illuminating Selfie Case is a great selfie companion. It lights up and has a dimmer to allow you to control your lighting, so you can take the perfect selfie any time. You’ll find these magic cases at Pick n Pay Hyper stores, but be sure to choose the case compatible with your phone. The iPhone 5 case retails at R299, the iPhone 6 case is R298, and the Samsung S7 compatible case is R279. A small price to up your slefie game.
Choose your background wisely
The camera may be focusing on you, but the clothes on the floor and those dirty dishes on the table behind you are sure to catch everyone’s eye if caught in your selfie. Always check your surroundings before taking a selfie to ensure nothing unwanted creeps into the picture.
Play around to find your perfect angle
You may have heard people talking about their “good” side – well everyone has one! Try taking selfies from different angles (from your left, your right, from above, from below) and look through the pics to decide which one is most flattering. The best angle should become your signature.
Make use of apps and filters
While it’s possible to over-use filters, they’re a lifesaver when you just can’t find the perfect light, or when you want to add a bit of mystery or playfulness to a pic. Try a few different effects before settling for one.
Have some fun
Some of the best selfies come from moments of letting your hair down and acting a bit silly. Don’t be afraid to use a prop, pull a face or let out a laugh – especially when taking a pic with some friends. Try to avoid the ‘duck face’ and peace sign as far as possible, though.
Smile – or smile on the inside
In doubt as to which is your best facial expression? Stick to a smile – it’s warm and inviting and shows you don’t take yourself too seriously. Alternatively, you could smize, à la Tyra Banks, and smile with your eyes instead. Work it!
Use a selfie stick
Easier than having to stretch your arm out and offering a better angle and wider cover, a selfie stick really ups your game! The OMGi Selfie Stick, R49, available at Pick n Pay Hyper.
Win an OMGi Selfie Stick and an LED Illuminating Selfie Case with a Powerbank
We’re giving one lucky winner a chance to perfect your angles and take the ultimate selfie with the OMGi Selfie Stick and the LED Illuminating Selfie Case for iPhone 6. It comes with a built-in powerbank for an emergency phone charge and is impact-resistant, keeping your phone protected. Bonus? Enter now!
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