Bikini Selfies

how to take your perfect selfie (even in a bikini)

“Selfie, selfie, selfie”. These days, it’s all about SELFIES. Even if someone offers to take the photo for you, you’ll refuse because you’re going for “the selfie effect”. I mean who else knows your better angler than yourself, right?

The good thing about a selfie, is you control the lighting, angle, background and can take the photo exactly the way you want it, yet sometimes selfies can go horribly wrong with overexposed light, pixelated photos and too much cleavage making it less “selfie” and more “skanky”. Here are some tips to keep in mind whilst snapping away.

Before I get to the serious DO’s and DONT’s of taking your perfect bikini pic, let me remind you of the basics.

1. Best way to hold the phone: Extend your arm as far as you can, extreme close ups can be a bit much. Find the easiest way to hold your phone and click the button so your hand doesn’t shake and take a blurry picture.

2. Make sure you clean your camera: This is an amateur selfie mistake, always clean the camera with your t-shirt or sunglass cleaner.

3. Shoot in square: If you are taking the photo for Instagram take it in “square mode” so you don’t end up having to crop your face. If you don’t remember to use square you can just use the “Squareready” app.

4. Edit: Whichever editing program you use, keep it natural. Do not over edit or put on strange filters that make your skin look orange, no one thinks that looks good. Natural beauty is in.

Now that I refreshed the selfie newbies, here are the most common questions and answers about how to rock your selfie, and most importantly your selfie in a bikini.

 

Q: What’s your #1 tip for taking a flattering swimsuit photo?
A:Realize that the way the curves of your body flow is going to make or break the photo–so accentuate them!

Q:How should you position your body to get the most flattering angle?
A:The most flattering stance for photos is whatever feels most natural and comfortable. Your arms can hang loose by your side, or on your hips, or even playing with your hair. Stick out one hip, put your weight in the balls of your feet, and lower you chin a touch and you’re good to go.

Q:What are your tips for scoring a flattering swimsuit photo?
A: Never allow someone to take a photo shooting upwards toward your face. That is absolutely terrifying to me. I mean hello, double chin alert!! You have to decide what’s right for your face too. Me, I have to stick my chin out and tilt my head way down. I call it the turtle—it’s really awkward but you stick out your chin and you lower it and it feels crazy but it makes everyone look better as long as you’re not too aggressive with it.

If your still not trusting my question and answer forum maybe you can take is from Victoria Secret Angles Advice. The head turning models know all the tricks to reel in the most likes and comments.

Polish model Jac Jagaciak, quickly declared, “She’s the queen of selfies,” as she pointed to Elsa Hosk. 26-year-old Hosk remained humble as she happily shared her advice, “I’m not an expert, but you have to make sure the light hits your face at the right angles. Placing the camera a little above your face is the most flattering.”

If you don’t want to stop there and take my advice you may want to add these hot snap chats that frequents their feed in bikinis. Maybe you can take a few tips away from them.

The first snapchatter is Mandysnaps She is a babe on Snapchat. She has a smoking body and knows just what angles every guy or hey, even girl is looking for. Mandy enjoys morning workouts where she will tell you exactly what kind of moves she likes to warm up with along with her hour workout filmed live following. This cutie will show you what you want to see just send her a personal Snapchat and she promises to get back to you. She posts frequently and with high quality video.

The second snap chatter I suggest is Sophielaurenxo. Titty ass hands in the air and more tits, this UK entertainer whose account is worth a follow will take you behind the scenes of her and all her stripper friends. You will learn the entire lingo that they use when they are on the job stripping as well as how much time goes into the job. This beautiful girl has a makeup supply worth thousands and she often films herself doing her own makeup, sometimes even naked. Not only will you find some bangin nudes but you will also get a sneak peak of her lavish life of partying and bad decisions. Sophie posts nude videos and photos to her story daily, and is very active via social media.

Last but not least I really encourage you all to go follow @barelythere. All I can say is wow. This chick has got it going on. If you want to learn the best poses, where to take the best picture, and what bathing suite looks goon on your skin color, this is the girl. She has thousands of bikinis and I think she may even ear them in the winter, so basically all year round this crazy girl can be found in a swim suite. She is always active on snapchat and posting her latest healthy snack or cutest new suite.

My final advice is don’t overthink it. Arm yourself with this knowledge, and then just relax. A trying-too-hard selfie is never going to be a good one. The thing about selfies is that you don’t want them to be too serious. If your makeup looks like it took you an hour to do and you look too posed, you’re not doing it right.

Goodluck!

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Stupidest selfies ever

The selfie. Is there anything more annoying in the social media world? You could say pictures of ultrasounds and babies, and yes, many people despise those. You could even argue people hate political rants more than selfies, but we don’t agree.

Selfies have taken over the Internet. You can’t even log on to Facebook or Twitter or Instagram without being assaulted by the faces of every person you’ve ever met and never wanted to see again. It can all be a bit well, annoying when very photo I scroll through on Instagram is poorly filtered and looks weird, I actually just feel bad for @twitbrit77 and her followers.

Many selfies serve your vanity. You find the best light possible and show off the abs, ass, or whatever other body part is better than the others. Some use selfies to show their conspicuous consumption, from where they are vacationing to what they had for lunch. (Because if you didn’t snapchat it, you didn’t eat it.)

Before I break into some of the most annoying selfies (the ones that piss me off the most) I thought I would share some tips on taking the best selfie you can, well, because I don’t want you ending up looking like these fools.

Lets start out with Lighting, Lighting, Lighting:
You know when your makeup looks on point, but you cant get your perfect selfie to snap to all your friends letting them know your getting drunk tonight, yeah that lighting sucks. Don’t be embarrassed to turn a whole 360 degrees to find the perfect lighting because everyone does it, and if you haven’t, you’ve at least turned 180 degrees. Lighting is crucial; you can even make cheekbones appear on your face that has chubby cheeks. You know that color that’s not black and white but very saturated, making you look almost tan but not to distorted, yeah that’s the lighting you want. The lighting will make or break your selfie, I promise. Even Kim Kardashian says, “Lighting is everything.”

Be confident:
Not only should you be confident in your Snapchats, but also if it’s your hottest Snapchat, you better look damn confident. Confidence is key, not only in the real world, but also in the Snapchat world. When you want to show your booty off, show it off! However, with confidence comes class, so make sure you keep that in mind.

And the third thing, please check your surroundings:
Who wants to see your disgusting room filled with weird girly things? No one. And by weird girly things, I mean girls can keep some weird shit. We have tampons in random places for when we need, we have underwear that accidentally got stuck under your bed, to say the least it can get weird. Make sure your hottest Snapchat is tampon-less and only consists of you and your hotness. If your taking your picture in the mirror make sure your mirror doesn’t have “420 Friendly” or weed stickers all over it. Some people don’t like weed and will be immediately turned off by your hot Snapchat. Not only check your surroundings but check yourself. If your sending a close up photo, your eyebrows better be done, because if they are not, well your Snapchat has no chance of being hot whatsoever.

Now lets get serious. Please don’t ever post the type of seflies I am about to show you.

#thebedselfie

Is actually quite weird, on those lazy days when the addicts of the Internet just don’t feel like getting out of bed, they find the strength to lift up their phone and take a selfie. For some reason, we have this need to let people know how lazy we are in this country. “Sweat pants, hair tied, chilling with no make up on” is how can find most bed heads trying to capture the bed selfie.

#thebathroomselfie

I am sorry but what the actual?! Bathroom selfies are not and should not become a thing. That is so embarrassing and I almost feel embraced to be a part of the selfie community (don’t tell anyone I said that). But come on!!! What is somewhat cute about a bathroom? I mean sure you eyebrows may look good in the picture but to be honest I am just looking around the weird sink area that has toothpaste resin all over it. Come on girl, figure it out.

#thebinkiniselfie

Selfies and bikini shots get a bad name—they’re a little cheesy, and maybe a little braggy, but the fact of the matter is, they’re a fun record of our youth, whether we’re 21 or in our mid-40s with two kids. Some of them will be bad, and thanks to digital film (and hopefully good friends), most of those will get deleted. Some of them will be just meh, and we’ll look a little BBQ-and-beer-bloated in them. If you still want to be that girl who poses in bikinis here are some tips I will leave you with.

1. A nice mirror pic from far will mask any flaws like scars or stretch marks.
2. Rocking a loose cover up that falls somewhat off the shoulder always give you a sexy look. Photos taken from afar and a little to the side are also very flattering.
3.This is what we have smart phones for. Using apps like CamWow or other cool photo effects will give your selfie a cool retro look.

4.One of the best bikini selfies is when you’re lying on your back. It makes your panzalook almost nonexistent.

When asking prior Runway Model Jessica Hart, what’s your favorite way to pose in a bikini to ensure you get a flattering picture, she answered: On my toes! It elongates my legs and uses the leg muscles which always looks better…Hips and body [should be] slightly angled; Arms should be as natural as possible, on a hip maybe or if I’m feeling into it I run my hands through my hair or play with my hair. Just things I would naturally do…I don’t know why but I always put my chin up…we have to keep our chin high to avoid shadows under our eyes [when we’re shooting on the beach]. And something about it makes me feel more confident, superior to the camera.

Basically, the key to success is to never partake in the 3 selfies I mentioned above.

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