With travel restrictions being slowly lifted, it’s the best time to plan your next vacation. A holiday means tons of pictures, especially selfies. We bet you want to show off those gorgeous new sunglasses you just bought but how? Quite often we get too excited that we forget about the right angle. Obviously right? When you’re taking selfies it’s helpful to know what angles make you look good. If you want to find out, here’s the easiest thing to do. Try taking selfies from different angles and once you’re done scroll through them, it should be obvious which one’s the best.
Taking a standard selfie can be easy but trying to flaunt a pair of sunglasses as well can be a bit tricky. Here’s why – sunglasses have a mirror effect and no matter which angle you take a selfie from you’ll definitely be able to see a reflection of yourself in the lenses. And there’s no way you can Photoshop or edit that.
Whether you’re an influencer or not, learning how to take the perfect selfies in your sunglasses is an art worth uncovering, especially, before you head out on your next vacation. If you’re like me who struggles to get that perfect shot, here are some tips to pull off the best selfies in sunglasses. Besides that, I’ll also be sharing some important tips on how to choose the right backdrop and how to position your camera to get that perfect click!
Let’s get started.
#1 Pick Sunglasses That Complement Your Face Shape
First things first, you need to make sure that you’ve picked the right sunglasses for your face shape because if you don’t, no matter what you do, you won’t get that perfect picture. Gone are those days when sunglasses came in just one shape and size, today if you’re looking for sunglasses for men and women, you’re literally spoilt for choice! You can sport a variety of sunglasses from aviators, cat eye sunglasses to wayfarers depending on your face shape. There are tons of options to choose from, so take your time but make a wise decision.
Know more about how to find the perfect pair of sunglasses for your face shape.
#2 Try Different Angles To Avoid Any Reflection
Even if you know how to click a selfie and may have all that you need, including the perfect lighting, you may find that you can see the phone’s reflection on your lenses. This takes the attention off you and those new sunglasses you’re trying to flaunt. The best way to avoid any reflections is by either lowering your phone to hide its reflection or take it slightly from above using a selfie stick (if you have one). But be warned, if you’re going to lower your phone it would result in a few extra chins, you may want to tilt your head to give yourself a toned-down effect. If you’re new to this, there’s nothing to worry about. It will just take you a few practice runs before you come upon the perfect angle.
#3 Wearing Mirrored Sunglasses? You’ve Got To Be Extra Mindful
Mirrored sunglasses can look cool AF, but if you’re wearing them for a selfie, you’ve got to be extra careful about reflections. If you do the traditional selfie pose, that is, holding your arm out in front of you, the sunglasses will in all probability reflect your hand and camera in the photo. This is also possible if you are wearing tint glasses. To avoid that, you’ve got to look out for new angles that won’t catch your arm in the reflection. If you still find it hard to avoid any of those reflections, try using a selfie stick, trust me, they’re a lifesaver and are also extremely convenient to use.
#4 Smile Please!
When you’re truly happy, you can see it in your eyes. But sadly when you wear a pair of sunglasses, it kind of hides all those emotions behind. So if you want to click a picture that depicts more than just your cute face and show your friends and family how happy you are, a smile works just fine. This will make you look less serious and express the emotion and personality you’d normally see in a sans sunglasses selfie.
#5 Tilt Your Head To Avoid Glare
The best way to avoid glare whilst taking a selfie with sunglasses is to tilt your head down slightly away from the light or simply lower your sunglasses slightly so that the light is not reflected in your lenses. Also, do not use a flash while taking a photo, and make sure the area in front of the lenses is as dark as possible. You want to make sure that your sunglasses don’t catch any direct rays of light.
#6 Escape The Midday Sun
Sunlight, especially when it’s past noon, is direct and harsh, with minimal shadows. My advice for a perfect daytime selfie would be around sunrise or sunset. This is the best time to take a photo because the light at this time will not be as harsh as during the rest of the day. And, if you take it from the right angle you may be able to catch a glimpse of your eyes through your lenses.
#7 Do Not Over Accessorize
If you want a selfie that’s Insta-worthy, always remember to keep it simple and if you’re wearing sunglasses already, do not over-accessorize. Wearing an oversized hat, long dangling earrings or necklaces can shift the focus from your sunglasses. So if you want your sunglasses to get all the attention, stick to nude makeup and an outfit that flatters it.
Clicking selfies with sunglasses is no rocket science, it just takes a little practice, time, and patience and if you have them all, you’re in luck and in for some extra likes.