How to Take a Selfie Like a Pro

No selfie sticks needed!

Jessica S.
ByJessica S.

At Influenster, we’re always encouraging our members to share their best selfies while showing off the products they’re loving most. While getting in front of a camera can be a little daunting, there are many ways to enhance your selfie game and snap a photo like a true pro—even with just a phone and some good lighting: 


Find Your Lighting

Lighting is key when it comes to capturing a good photo. Keep in mind, however, that you always want to face the light and not have it behind you, otherwise you will create shadows and become backlit. When possible, aim to face natural light by a window, or grab a ring light if you’re indoors. Test it out both ways and even you’ll notice such a major difference!



We cannot stress enough how amazing the self-timer functionality is on your phone. Hands free? Check. Can take time to pose for photos? Check. Looks like someone took it for you? Check. This feature is such a game changer when it comes to snapping a good selfie, you’ll never need to bother anyone to take a photo of you again!


Work Those Angles

There’s not a “one-pose-fits-all” situation when it comes to perfecting the selfie. Don’t be afraid to play around and change up your positioning to find what works best for you. If you’re posing with product, find natural ways to incorporate it in your photo (i.e., going in with a lip product, holding up a perfume/cologne to your neck).



Avoid Overediting

We’ll say it one time and one time only. Your photo does not need those crazy edits! Don’t add the filter that makes you look like a puppy, or over edit until you’re unrecognizable. The beauty of a selfie is that it reflects your being and true self, and trust us…you don’t want to take that away!


Express Yourself

Contrary to popular belief, you don’t always need to smile big for the camera
(especially if it doesn’t feel natural)—you can always keep a natural face or go in for a smize instead. If you’re unfamiliar with the term, smizing just simply means smiling with your eyes, which helps to create a soft, emotion-filled look, without having to bare your teeth. However, at the end of the day, do what feels right for you. Smile. Smize. Wink. Laugh. You got this.


Don’t be afraid to snap away and take those selfies. You’ll be a pro in no time! What are your secrets to capturing that perfect selfie?

About the Author
Jessica S.
Jessica S.
Social media maven with a passion for beauty, TikTok, and discovering new brands.