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Take Better Selfies: How To Photograph Yourself Outside

Apr 23, 2019
 
 

 

“The sun is out! It must be a great time to take photos!” WRONG!

I hear this all the time at events and branding photo shoots. Ok, sometimes yes, the sun is what we want for photos. It makes colors bright and vibrant. The sky is so blue and the trees are so green. It makes the world gorgeous. It also feels great to be in the sunshine, so people translate how it feels into what they think it does for a portrait or selfie.

But I’m here to tell you, sunlight is not good for portraits and selfies.

I’m talking about direct sunlight. The kind of sunlight that comes straight from the sun in the sky and down to your face. That type of lighting in a selfie will make you squint. The shadows will be harsh and exaggerate features that you probably don’t want to emphasize. It also makes it hard to see your eyes - which are some of most important features in a selfie. We want to see your eyes open and bright. We want to see the whites...

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