You’re in the club with the squad looking like you guys are worth a million dollars. You think out loud, ‘Oh my gosh, this is the perfect time to take a selfie!’. So, you and your crew form a group, clinging onto one another while you stretch your hand out in the darkest corner of the club to take a selfie. The first snap’s off, the second one’s blurry, the third one comes out just right but you cropped out your bestie at the back. Annoying, no? Here’s something to help you turn those awful, out of focus selfies into high quality ones – especially if you’re in the club:
1) IT MIGHT JUST BE YOUR PHONE
First things first, you need a phone with a good selfie camera, preferably 3MP+ and nowhere close to VGA. The better the camera, the more functional the light sensor. Low quality lenses often don’t allow low levels of light to hit the sensor. You can solve this by getting a phone with a relatively good front camera.
2) YOU DON’T HAVE A FLASH (OR YOU MIGHT HAVE A HARSH ONE)
If your camera has a flash, it’s worth trying to use it. The flash helps to light up those dark scenarios. But sometimes, the flash is too strong and reflects too much light on the sensor thereby overexposing the shot. Just ensure that you warn people before using it because the bursts of light can be annoying.
3) CAMERA SHAKE
Another serious problem is being fidgety while shooting selfies. If you shake too much, the photos will often appear out of focus or blurred. Try turning on the stabilizer feature on your camera to fix this. If you can’t avoid shaking, this might help, try using a selfie stick or a tripod instead.
4) CAMERA NOT READY
Sometimes, we take selfies before waiting for the camera lens to properly focus on the frame. This can be avoided by being a little more patient or investing in a phone with a higher quality camera sensor. If you are patient enough, you will notice that shots taken when the camera’s ready look much better.
5) YOU’RE JUST REALLY BAD AT TAKING SELFIES
Believe it or not, even after investing in a better smartphone, a high-tech selfie stick and being patient with your shots, you still can’t seem to able to snap that perfect selfie. The only thing that you should remember is that even though you might be really bad at snapping them, there’s always room for improvement no matter what. Always bear in mind: practice makes perfect.
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