I am a member of the Invisalign Advisory Board, and am receiving complimentary treatment. All opinions are fully my own.
Okay, that’s a lot of photos of my mug in one image. SELFIE OVEREXPOSURE. My apologies.
September is Self-Improvement Month, and I’m on a mission. I’m practicing yoga 3-4 times a week, eating well (despite moving to the land of fast food and big ass portions), and working on keeping a positive mindset despite the barrage of challenges this summer has presented. GO GO GADGET POSITIVE ATTITUDE.
I know a lot of you are taking steps to feel better about yourself because I witness it firsthand on Instagram via your photos, specifically your selfies. Listen, I’m a big fan of selfies. Why do they get such a bad rap? I love seeing YOUR selfies. Love it. I think it’s great to document where you are physically, emotionally, and mentally through a photo of your mug. (Now, I do think there is a fine line between Hey, It’s Me, What’s Up and Excessive Selfie Mode. If my Instagram feed looked similar to the above image, I would personally need to re-evaluate the sitch. I like to keep my Instagram photo feed about 15% selfie and 85% everything else.)
I’m by no means a Selfie master, but I do have a few rules. I shoot from my best angle (I’m certainly not symmetrical), find a good source of light, make sure the background is uncluttered, and frame it up/crop it to keep it visually interesting.
However, here are some tips from the masters:
How To Take a Selfie Like a Supermodel – So, um, okay – actual supermodels who look ridiculously gorgeous 24/7 are interviewed here…but still, good tips!
Five Tips To Becoming More Photogenic – Emily always has the best advice on looking your best and dressing the part.
How to Take a Good Selfie – Karen’s selfies are GORGEOUS. Love her tips.
One thing I’ve noticed in my selfies (and many others) is a closed-mouth smile. Why is that? (Could it be that I watched too many America’s Top Model epsiodes? Look at me! I’m SMIZING.) Since I’m in the home stretch of my Invisalign treatment, I think a wide, toothy smile should be busted out in the very near future. I mean, I need to celebrate this (almost-straight) grill.