The Tips and Tricks

The top ten best tips and tricks on taking great photos at our selfie spots around Estevan, Saskatchewan

      1. The head tilt.

        There’s a reason photographers and models refers to the right “angle” tilting your head always looks better than taking a straight on photo of your face
      2. Finding your light.

        Because most forward facing phone cameras don’t have a flash, lighting can be really drab on your photos. Look for soft, diffused light and face towards the light. (look into the sun! but not too sunny. Cloudy days are best!)
      3. Don’t just tilt your head, tilt your phone too!

        Taking a selfie from above will emphasize your eyes and make your face slimmer, while taking it from below will make you have 20 necks. Hold your phone at or above eye level!
      4. Strike a pose.

        Madonna knows best. She strikes a pose for a reason. Artificial looking poses usually capture really weak on camera.
      5. The Background is the best!

        Nothing is worse than seeing a bathroom stall in your perfectly posed selfie. STOP taking bathroom selfies and take great selfies with even better backgrounds! Here is a list of our top ten selfie spots in Estevan.
      6. The Selfie Stick
        Taking a selfie from too close can distort your face and make it look wider than it actually is. A selfie stick helps with those angles!
      7. Prunes

        Mary Kate and Ashley know how to tone down that duckface with one little whisper! Whispering the word prunes gives your lips a bit of a boost!
      8. Colour effects

        Editing your photo with apps takes your selfie game to the next level.
      9. The relaxed hand.

        It’s in a posed position, but it looks casual!
      10. No tongue in cheeks here.

        When smiling stick your tongue to the roof of your mouth. This makes your cheek bones more prominent and tightens everything around your jawline.

    And remember to share those selfies of our best spots by tagging #ExperienceEstevan

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Rebecca Westling
Rebecca Westling
I have four kids ranging from ages 2-14 and a husband that works in the agricultural field. Our family is very busy, but we always make time to slow down and enjoy the little things.

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