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Everybody’s doing it! Even if you don’t like your picture snapped (like me) ocassionally you want to get yourself and a friend, or update a profile picture, so here are a few ways to improve upon the selfie.
1. Use Accessories
A few weeks ago I talked about a few Selfie Accessories like the Shutterball that will help you get that great picture that doesn’t have a bathroom mirror behind it. Those are the worst!
2. Use Your Self Timer
I can’t think of a single smartphone cameras that doesn’t have a self timer. Why is this helpful? You can set it and know when to strike a pose without having to manage to hit the shutter. Most Samsung smartphone cameras and many others also have a voice feature you can turn on so all you have to do is say “cheese” and it will snap the picture. You need to go to Settings>Voice Control Turn it on, then make sure Camera is checked. Now when you take a picture you can say Shoot or Smile or Cheese and it will snap the photo, shutter button finger free!
3. Take advantage of the camera technology
The Samsung Galaxy S5 sports a feature that uses the front-facing and the rear camera at the same time. You can take a selfie and a picture of some amazing landmark behind you in one photo (without having to do any editing.)
The HTC One M8 has dual rear cameras that can create some really cool 3D effects. But more importantly, it has a selfie picture type editing feature. Do you want to make your face look a little thinner, maybe you want your eyes bigger or more sparkly! You won’t believe what this phone can do!
4. If all else fails, use an app
If you phone is lacking in the camera feature mentioned above, there are plenty of apps and filters designed specifically for selfies. Pixtr and Facetune, can smooth wrinkles, brighten you smile and and chisel your look. CamMe works with gesture controls so you can avoid the selfie “look.” Selfie Cam uses smile detection to activate the shutter. Frontback combines the front and rear facing pictures.