Friday, April 3, 2015

How to take the perfect Selfie using the iPhone!

How to take the perfect Selfie! We take a whole lotta selfies on our iPhones for our Instagram! Here are our tricks and filters that we use!    photo IMG_5295_zpsjygprsxx.jpg photo IMG_5602_zpsnslkcdz1.jpg

Our Selfie style Style TIPS:
1. Chin down, pucker up and make sure you don't squeeze your lips together too hard or it creates weird wrinkles around your mouth. Definitely pout them a little bit. Then make sure they pop by using the chrome photo setting on the iPhone. Just hit the edit button after you take a photo on your iphone, and the three circle button and select Chrome. Its our favorite filter.
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2. Grab some fun accessories like sunglasses, stuffed animals or rings. If you don't have any accessories on we always grab our dogs Marni and Cubby for a cute photo.

3. Square mode! We always shoot in square mode! Just swipe over to square once you are in camera on your iPhone. That way we don't have to crop it for Instagram.

4. We love natural light, but not fluorescent. Natural light will make your skin look amazing! We find taking selfies during the day in the car is the best lighting. Take at least 10 photos and use the best one.

Filter Fabulousness: How to choose the right filters for you/right moments
1. If a picture is super dark even after lightening it, we then use the light filter on the iPhone to lighten it. But if the photo is still to dark after lightening it, we bring it in to VSCO cam and lighten it even more. (double light filter it)
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2. Face Tune- is a great app for helping blemishes to disappear. If you use the smooth tool, it helps smooth out the skin which is great for when there is harsh lighting.    photo FullSizeRender_zpstnwwae8i.jpg
3. Because there is no front flash on the iphone. Turn your phone around in your hand and take a photo with a flash if you are in a dark scenario. You probably have to take a few to make sure you are in the frame.

4. If you are with a friend in dark room/party (with little light) taking a selfie, turn on her flashlight on his/her iphone, shine it above your heads (not under your chin like Blair Witch) and take a selfe with the other phone. If you have more phones turn on everyones flashlight. It works really well!
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Selfies + pets … - DELFIE  photo FullSizeRenderb_zps6j7qm6d5.jpg

1. There is something about dogs and selfies. Maybe its because our dogs are always sitting on our laps... but selfies are way cuter with your better half! So shoot in bursts. Which means hold your finger on the photo button a little bit longer and your camera takes a bunch of them really fast.. incase your furry baby moves.

2. Our dogs love to get their photo taken, so dress your dogs up before they get their photo taken because its sooo much cuter with a sweater on (and dog sunglasses)

3. Holding the phone at a down up angle. Works the best with pets. That way they are the main focus in the photo.

4. The cutest, yet hardest photo to get is when you pretend that your dog took their own selfie. The way to do that is (turn the iphone on them and lift one paw up in the air), and hit the button. That way it looks like they took it themselves. A true #DELFIE
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5. If your dog likes sitting on his butt, (it sounds strange) but tons of dogs do this very easily, then doing a selfie like this... is the cutest. Our Pomeranian Marni sits on her butt and she looks the cutest and chubbiest this way. She resembles Winnie the Poo, so seeing her tummy full of honey melts our heart and then we take a ton of selfies while she is sitting like that on our lap.
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Take flight: Plane Selfies made easy
1. Taking these photos are always fun, yet there is a good timing for this. You want to make sure the whole plane is sitting before you take off and take your selfie. Otherwise you get weird stares from people who are trying to board the plane.
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2. The lighting is amazing on the plane if it is daytime. Make sure the window shade is open and that the people behind you aren't paying too much attention and shoot away.
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3. Bring accessories (we always load up on) eye masks, blankets, hats, alien charms, mickey mouse ears and skull bandanas.

4. We always hold the iphone up to the window (above our head) and shoot so you can get a bunch of people on the plane in it. We've gotten some crazy funny people making faces in our pics. It makes the selfies even better with the airplane photobombers!

5. Eating Candy on the plane makes taking selfies more fun (ok just kidding but it's true)

Always an angle: Nail your selfie style with these great iPhone tips
1. The look away selfie- this is the selfie that you take but it doesn't look like a selfie but it is. Holding the iphone up in the air and looking away and snapping, is the best way to do it. A more serious look in this photo is always needed. It's like the paparazzi shot.
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2. The lip pout selfie- Put on your favorite lipstick. Ours is always a red lipstick and make a kissy face to the camera as you take the photo. Chin should always be down in this type of photo.

3. The Weird hair selfie- Do the coolest French braid, crimp your hair, ballerina top knot with a big bow. Do something to your hair that nobody has ever seen before!

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4. The cool background- If you are on vacation or are in a dreamy place or a big monument! Make it all about the location of the selfie (Ahhh CN TOWER!)
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Caro * said...

Stunning photos ! You are so beautiful girls.
Kisses :)

Coco said...

Your selfies are the best!!! Glad to have you in my reading list! Baci,
Coco et La vie en rose fashion blog - Valeria Arizzi

Unknown said...

haha really cool post! and I want that britney spears army hat (and the doggies :3) x3 xx

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Jeanne said...

You always look fabulous on your selfies girls! Gorgeous pictures! Thanks for sharing these tips!

Unknown said...

Amazing post! you two are so cool!!stunning!
love your blog♥

Style Sense Moments said...

Such a great tips, thanks for sharing!!! Gotta practice some selfies now :) xoxo

Lyric Fashion Lover said...

Thanks for the post! Love you! Love the blog!

Unknown said...

Can't tell you how much I love your selfies!!! Damn you girls are totally nailing them! And gosh I love your pet! It's sooooo cute! <3


Dressed With Soul said...

Thanks for this helpful post - as I have to admit I have never taken a selfie from me in my life :)
xx from Germany/Bavaria, Rena
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Unknown said...

Apart from the fact that you two are epic fun, your pictures make me wish I had a sister. And the pet selfies are adorable! I am a bit of a bum when taking selfies, so am going to keep these tricks in mind.

Just a question, what lipsticks are you girls wearing in the very first picture?

The Dainty Dolls House said...

This was marvellous girls, love these tips and pictures too!! XOX

Coco said...

Thank you so much for stopping by babes!
Coco et La vie en rose fashion blog - Valeria Arizzi

Glamour ZONE said...

you surely have mastered the art of taking good selfies
you have really great ones

Unknown said...

what fab tips!

Anonymous said...

Love your selfies!! And omg you have a selfie with Anna Wintour! MAJOR!

Tania Franco said...

I am totally loving all your tips, I want to write them all down so I don't forget them, haha! No really, I do. :))
Thanks a bunch!


Lyric Fashion Lover said...

Cute pics! Thank you for all the great tips : )

Annie L said...

You guys are the selfie queens - fun tips! I love VSCO cam.
xo Annie
New England Romance

Laura. said...

Love this ladies, your instagram is my FAV too <33333333

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Girly said...

girls, u have so chic, so cool n so funny blog)) great job!!! xoxo <3

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Unknown said...

Natural light will make your skin look amazing! We find taking selfies during the day in the car is the best lighting. Take at least 10 photos and use the best one.