Taking selfies is a fun way to show the world your confidence, personality and style. That is why it’s so important that your smile be looking its very best before you take that picture and post it online to your friends and family. A cleaning or a whitening before the holidays – when there are sure to be photos taken – is going to guarantee your teeth look great in every shot.

A selfie is a self-portrait photograph that is normally taken with a camera phone held in the hand or supported by a selfie stick. They are often shared on social networking sites like Facebook, Instagram or TwitterRemember, don’t just point your camera at your face and take a shot without planning. There is a proper technique to taking attention-grabbing selfies that your friends and family will love.

Below is a list of seven tips that will help you take the perfect holiday selfie:

  1. Capture a good angle. Instead of taking the picture head-on, experiment with different angles to show off your features. If you turn your head a few degrees to the right or left, your features will appear less flat.
  2. Have an interesting expression. You can’t go wrong with smiling! Maybe smiling for the camera (or camera phone, as the case might be) makes you feel a little silly, but taking a random photo of yourself with your phone is silly in itself.
  3. Take a full-length photo. If you want to show off a great new outfit or a fabulous figure after a diet, you will need to stand in front of a full-length mirror to capture your entire body from head to toe.
  4. Try a natural look. You can take a picture of yourself as the outside world always sees you, but taking a snapshot of yourself with bedhead or minimal makeup can give the illusion that you’re giving your followers a glimpse at the “real you.”
  5. Show off something new. If you decide to take a selfie to show off a new haircut or a new pair of earrings, make sure that you frame the photo in a way that highlights the new feature that has you so excited.
  6. Be sure to smile or do something cheerful. A sad face or a frown will not help. A selfie showing off your new hairstyle, for example, should show your hair from the most exceptionally flattering angle.
  7. Focus on one feature. If you’re planning on doing a close up of your face, consider glamming up one feature while downplaying the others. This works especially well if there is one feature that you are especially pleased with.


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