5 Tips for Better Selfie Photos

March 25, 2021 20 By EngineerMommy

This is a sponsored post written by me for TONOR, All opinions are mine alone.

As a blogger for several years, I’m pretty familiar with taking selfies. Whether it’s for a blog post or a social media post, I regularly take my own photos. Today I’m going to share five easy tips to keep in mind, including the importance of a ring light, when it comes to creating beautiful selfie-style photographs without spending a fortune or requiring too much effort. 

1. Proper lighting is key!
When it comes to beautiful photographs, the right lighting is essential. I recently received the TONOR 12″ Selfie Ring Light with Tripod Stand and I’m super impressed. This ring light features three color modes (cold, warm, natural) with 10 brightness levels. Perfect for Zoom calls, TikTok videos, Instagram content, YouTube videos, Streaming Conferences and more, this ring light features a color temperature from 2700K-6500K. It comes with everything needed to get started right away.

What I love most about this ring light is how bright the light is thanks to 160 high-quality built-in LED bulbs. In fact, this ring light has an average life span of 20,000H, meaning it’s durable and meant to last a long time. 

The ring light tripod stand is super easy to adjust too and it features four retractable sections. The tripod stand can range from 16″ to 52″. It’s very stable and the base of the light can be adjusted 360 degrees so it’s super easy to get the perfect angle.

I also appreciate the included Bluetooth remote, which can be synced with your smartphone to effortlessly take professional-looking photos and videos. Once you sync the Bluetooth remote to your phone, you can simply press a button on the remote and your phone will snap a photo!

2. Avoid distractions!
Make the focus of the photo yourself. Remove distractions from around you, including clutter and any mess behind or around you. Choose your outfit and hairstyle carefully, paying close attention to distracting patterns or colors.

3. Use angles to pose like a pro!
When it comes to taking a flattering photo, use angles to your advantage. In general, angle your torso lightly to the left or right to make the photo more interesting. Always make sure you keep your shoulders down and lift your neck slightly for a more flattering silhouette.

4. Express yourself!
If the purpose of the photo is to showcase yourself, make sure your personality comes through. Smile wide or laugh out loud or stick out that tongue. Express yourself with your eyes, facial expression and body language for a more engaging photo.

5. Take many photos!
When it comes to capturing an amazing selfie-photograph, one secret many models know is that many photographs must be taken. Make sure you change your expression & position slightly in each photograph. Then find the perfect photo among the bunch. 

I hope these tips help you take better photos. Do you have a ring light? Would you like to try out the TONOR Ring Light?

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