Take Your Selfie Game to the Next Level With These 5 Tips

Happy National Selfie Day!

If you struggle to take good selfies, you are not alone! Selfie pros, like the Kardashians, make in look easy, but they’ve just mastered the tools, tips and tricks of the trade. Here are the top 5 tips to bringing your selfie game to the next level:


5. Say No to Below


(Photo by r4vi via Flickr)

Holding your camera below eye level is a big faux pas! Taking pictures from above (or looking down on the subject) forces you to stick your chin out and makes you look thinner. To get rid of the dreaded arm in the shot, consider investing in a selfie stick. After all, that’s what they were invented for!


4. Filters Are Your Friends


Want a nice, summery glow? Or perhaps you want to paint over some imperfections… Whatever effect you want to achieve, Instagram filters are there to help. For a detailed explanation on which filters to use in different selfie situations, click here.


3. Brighten Your World 10393943_750948444996186_274590096575081997_n

Good lighting is everything in the world of professional photography, so it’s no wonder why more and more celebrities are being spotted with light-up phone cases, like the one pictured above. Designed specifically for selfies, they emit soft, even lighting to bring out your best you!


2. Photoshop Like A Pro


Kim Kardashian might travel with a photo editing team to perfect her selfies, but who needs that when you’ve got Facetune. From smoothing wrinkles to removing zits to whitening teeth and even covering grays, this app is easy to use and (almost) free, just $3.99 on the app store.


1. Last But Not Least… Don’t Forget The Hashtag!


Post your photo using the #KoolSummerSelfie hashtag on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. You could win our weekly prize — which for the week of June 20th is a Family 4-pack to Canada’s Wonderland. PLUS you qualify for our grand prize… $10,000!


Main image via Patrik Nygren