How to take a perfect selfie… and make a great “sticker”!

How to take perfect selfies

Let’s look into the camera. We smile and… click! Today on our blog we are talking about a topic that will come in handy for those who love taking photographs: how to take perfect selfies?

Let’s face it: we’ve all shot at least one. It is no coincidence that they are among the most popular content on social networks and the hashtag #selfie goes crazy on Instagram. And then the fashion to imprint in the memory (this time digital) something we have done is part of our daily life. So easy… it’s within reach of your pocket and finger.

No more worries: how to look good in selfies even if you never succeed? Just a few small tricks.

We need a good camera

It would be a shame to put a lot of effort into it, create a set with the perfect light, settle down and then … throw everything in the smartphone bin because the camera that mounts is terrifying.

With the latest models we can breathe a sigh of relief, the battle between the models is fought right here, between megapixels and increasingly powerful features to find selfies made well.

Ok, this isn’t really advice, rather a basic requirement!

Point of View: let’s start from ABC

Rule number one for a nice selfie: pay attention to the shot.

It may seem obvious to you but it is not. The angle in these cases is what makes the difference between a photo to be discarded and the next profile image. Selfies follow their own rules, although it is always useful to keep in mind the basic instructions to get a photograph done properly. So we need good light, acceptable front camera quality and a good angle.

We extend our arm and keep it straight just just above the level of the face. In this way we should avoid strange distortions!

PRO TIP: experiment and look for the angle that enhances you the most, in short, focus on your talent!

Season with a pinch of originality

We are not talking about particularly bizarre poses, but there is always a way to take an original selfie by playing with colors, shots, context and our face.

In one word: we must be clear about what we want to enhance!

Hey, look in the camera!

We can confide it. At least 90% of us make this little mistake. So let’s simply make sure we look carefully towards the goal and we could be amazed by the net improvement in the final result.

AS THE EXPERTS DO: they use the rear camera which is also the most powerful! Of course, it takes some practice. And it is also the correct answer for those who have a very old model of phone and are wondering how to take selfies without an internal camera?

The background is always part of photography

The background is also part of our creative idea and is perfect for helping us to better tell ourselves and convey a particular mood. But…

Never frame what is not to be seen!

We pay close attention to what appears behind our face. Especially if we are lovers of selfies taken in front of the mirror!

It is finally time to smile

On this we can not really compromise.

On a selfie either you smile or you… smile! Easy, right? It is so good to convey the sense of good humor and believe us that we are experts on this, it pleases everyone to appear in a pose that exudes joy in the best memories of our life.

After all, the albums we make are more or less this: a concentrate of adhesive happiness!

And then it is useless to deny that this is the secret ingredient for the success of a self-timer. So… ready? Smile!

Don’t forget about editing

And now that we have our beautiful and original selfies?

There is only one step left to find an artistic and, above all, perfect photograph in our hands: a little post-production!

Nothing complicated, eh, nor that it takes hours and hours away from you. Sometimes small color balances work wonders and you will have transformed a good selfie into a photograph where everything tells a great story and you will be able to focus on the right elements!

App, app everywhere!

To make small changes, but not only! As we have been saying for years, there is an app for everything!

When we talk about photography, then, the shopping list is interesting among the applications to take pictures, those to edit them, other specific for small actions such as modifying the imperfections of the face or those particularly creative that allow original and artistic selfies.

It is appropriate to say: whoever ha(pp)s more put it!

All to prepare us to create an author’s self-portrait!

We share them on WhatsApp, other times we have published them on social networks or we enjoy sending them to our friends when we are on vacation to unleash their envy.

But do you know an amazing way that your friends for sure haven’t tried yet? We do: your selfie that turns into a sticker.

It’s easy and completely free, just click here. See it as our gift to let you discover the magical side of photographs!!

 

8 tips to take perfect photographs with your smartphone (and maybe turn them into a sticker)

Smartphone for photography: how to take beautiful photos

One thing is certain: if a few years ago we were told that we would all love our smartphone for photography, perhaps we would not have believed it.

But today it is like this: the best camera is our mobile phone, always ready in the pocket to capture the most beautiful moments and emotions we live. We know this well, because like all of us, every day we shoot and shoot and shoot again simply using the mobile phone.

Especially here in my-e.eu we see it when many of the stickers albums we make are born from the photographs that our customers take simply using the phone. It works? Oh yes… the result is fantastic!

Of course, the advances in technology and the increasingly powerful cameras in smartphones do a great job, but sometimes small tricks are enough to create incredible photos to keep and reuse as we see fit.

This is why we have decided to write this guide and offer you some small but practical suggestions if you are wondering how to take beautiful photos even with your phone alone!

Smile and do … cheese!

1 Pay attention to the light

Photography and light go hand in hand, it is a good rule to make sure to photograph in the best light conditions to avoid unpleasant surprises.

And if we choose a smartphone as a faithful companion to photograph this rule becomes even more important. Indeed:

  • if we can adjust the exposure with our model, let’s do it without a doubt!
  • surely the evening or the low light conditions are not optimal when photographing from mobile phones, but I think you will have already realized this.

In summary… light up your most beautiful moments properly. So it will never happen that you will have to regret it after looking at them!

2 Don’t trust the latest advertisement on the incredible zoom!

Without getting into too many technicalities we make it short: the zoom of a cell phone is not like what a reflex or other device would mount.

Being fixed, the only effect we will obtain by zooming our image will be to enlarge it at the expense of quality. And it would be a shame to get a grainy end result.

⭐️ SHHH, AN EASY SOLUTION: get closer to your subject as much as possible!

photo selfie

3 Pay attention to the subject and the composition

Those who are already familiar with photography are about to receive fantastic news: the basic principles that help take perfect photos apply to smartphones in the same way as a reflex camera!

So pay attention to the composition of the scene, to what we want to show in photography and we always keep in mind the fundamental rules such as that of two thirds.

⭐️ A VERY USEFUL TIP: almost all phone models offer the option to activate a photo grid. Using it will make your life easier!

4 The horizon… is a straight line

Easy to say but too often it is one of the elements that disturbs when we look at a beautiful photo: the horizon must be straight.

As well as trees or other landmarks. Also in this case, the camera grid will once again help us and, you will see, this little trick is really enough to take a good photograph.

smartphone grid photo

5 Take more than one photograph

A smartphone is not and will never be a reflex camera, especially when it comes to shutter speed.

But we can always take more than one shot for each scene and select the result we liked the most! So sometimes… we might be surprised at how many random details we will be able to capture.

6 Take advantage of creative perspectives and shots

The question of how to take beautiful photos should also be answered by thinking about the ideas we have in mind to create original photos.

It is not only the subject that is important, but often playing with the shots and exploiting the most original ones is a great way to tell the same scene in a completely different way.

WOW TIP: a phone is incredibly handier than a camera, have you ever tried to take pictures from below or from above?

Smartphone photo

7 Experiment with photo editing

We could roughly compile this list:

  1. read this article with tips on how not to take photos wrong even on the phone;
  2. take some pictures right away;
  3. select the ones you like best;
  4. switch to editing!

We use the power of some simple applications to apply filters and modify the parameters of the photographs to achieve the result that suits us best.

And when we talk about smartphones it is even easier because the stores of our operating systems are literally full of excellent applications!

8 Don’t lose your memories… use the cloud

Can you imagine the sorrow of losing your 18th birthday photos or those selfies from your Rome vacation two years ago??

There is a practical solution and that is to save all your photos on the cloud! Cloud services are now very many, inexpensive and perfectly integrated with most models and operating systems.

And then? You can turn these photos into a stickers album!!

Are you also in the club of those who hit clicks every day hundreds of times? Then we hope that these tips will help you to create ever more beautiful and original memories to keep and… maybe turn into a stickers album to give as gifts or to browse at home.

After all, that’s exactly what we do here: we magically transform your photos into sticky stickers and 24-tooth smiles!

8 reasons why a stickers album is cooler than a photo book!

stickes album better than photo book

I would like to ask you: there is something more important than our memories?

The memory of every man is his private literature.
(Aldous Huxley)

Many consider our adventures and special moments as something to treasure because we fear we won’t be able to relive them again. This is partly true but this is precisely the main dish of memories, the trick we use to try again the thrill of the first time! Photo albums and photo books have been collected for years for this very reason but… in our opinion it is as if a little something is missing. That spark that has only a memory through a sticker!

We do not want to put it on the level of the challenge… but there are at least 8 reasons why a stickers album is cooler than a photo book.

Read to believe!

1 Here history is made

Okay, maybe the title is a little booming… but let’s not go too far from reality!

We often think of stickers as a gift from the 1900s, but you may be surprised that the adhesive stickers we love so much have a very ancient and, above all, noble origin!

That’s right, we have to go back a few centuries because the history of the stickers begins long before that of photography: a great reason to include it in this list and score the first point for our competition!

2 We all go back a bit like children

Stickers = our years when as children, mum and dad sent us to newsstands for those “2 packets but only two, please”!!

But if we let our customers talk, you would discover how timeless the stickers passion is even when we grow a little bit.

3 Playing has never been more important

Leafing through a photo album is exciting, very true.
But opening the individual packets, discovering our photographs that become adhesive stickers and, above all, pasting those moments of ours on the album is also incredibly fun!

In short: what does the possibility offer you to play and relive your best moments? 10 points to the stickers!

4 Together it’s more beautiful, no?

The stickers have it in their soul to live together for a moment. It happened when we swapped doubles or when we used them for challenges to the ultimate thrill!

So don’t be surprised if a customized stickers album will involve intense family reunions, consultations from collating friends, and gatherings with group attack-sessions..

Certain passions… are engaging!

5 When you open it it goes WOW

Perhaps it is the secret that we have most learned to discover thanks to those who have decided over the years to make an album with us.

The WOW effect is that law of physics whereby upon opening the gift package and adding the explosion of customized packets, the person’s scream will be directly proportional to the number of pages in his stickers album!

WOW it’s that feeling of amazement and disbelief that usually translates into a “but why didn’t we do it before!”

wow effects for stickers album

6 It looks good on everything!

If I tell you stickers, you think of a football team album. And in fact we too make lots of albums for sport to help you tell the emotions that hide behind a reversal at the 90th.

But not only! You won’t believe it if we put ourselves here to tell you how many themes it is possible to make one. Just a bit of imagination, a few photos and every occasion is good to create your own stickers album!

7 Bring out the creative in you

Over the years we have seen albums that were real works of art, so we are starting to understand how a stickers manages to let us express the most creative side of us.

And by researching a bit, we discovered some Instagram pages that take the stickers to the next level!

The club pro stickers is well fed, you don’t think so?

8 And then … the truth!

True, we are a bit biased but we believe that you will agree with us too: everyone loves stickers, true?

This last reason alone would be enough, but together with the other 7 we hope it will convince you to make a fantastic album for the first time and find out what it means!

Read on to find out how.

What are the next steps?

Are you ready to collect your memories and tell them in an original way? It’s that easy: make a stickers album yourself using our ready-made templates and our super powerful yet super easy pager.

Ready to scream WOW to your treasured memories?

wow effects for stickers album