5 tips for making the perfect selfie on the beach
Even if you’re an experienced selfie-girl, taking a photo of yourself and the beach is just that little bit different. The sun can be bright, and how do you make sure you look your best in your bikini? Find 5 tips here!
Sunlight is ideal for your selfie! Do make sure you’re not in bright sunlight, so that your photo isn’t overexposed. For example, take a selfie before sunrise, or under your parasol. Tip: put your phone on its selfie stick and perform a 360-degree turn. That way, you can easily see where the best light is! You can also prettify your photo by wearing all kinds of nice summer accessories, such as a beach hat or sunglasses.
The right angle
Are you a fan of America’s Next Top Model? We have learned from this show that it’s best to hold your chin up slightly, jaw sticking out, and to press your tongue against your teeth (yes, really). It is also recommended to bite your teeth together to give you a slightly more defined jaw-line. Also test which side of your face looks best and subtly turn that side to the camera. Finally, don’t forget to smile!
Check your background
If you’re sitting on the beach, you preferably don’t want selfies with children running in the background. And you particularly don’t want to notice them only once your photo is already on Instagram! Taking a nice photo with palm trees in the background while on holiday? Note: you might be standing right in front of a palm tree. You don’t want it to look as though it is growing out of your head! 😉
Avoid hovering arms and use the self-timer. Hold your phone at the right height and count down!
Choosing the right filter can make or break your selfie! A 2016 study revealed that the three best Instagram filters are the no-filter, Slumber and Skyline filters, due to the natural colours. These filters will make sure you get the most likes!
Totally inspired? Share your best photo in a Hunkemöller bikini/beach dress with #hunkemöller and who knows, we might ask you whether we can use your stunning photo for our social media channels and website!