By Belle Du Chene
Taking a selfie is a great way to show the social media world your personality. Everybody’s doing it–from Academy Award winners to our very own dsmcontributors who took a shot at it for our September/October issue. But it’s not as simple as pointing and shooting. We asked one of our contributing photographers, Ben Easter, to give us five pointers to land that attention-grabbing and flattering profile pic. Here’s his list:
- Use natural light. Stand in front of a window but far enough away so you don’t blow yourself out with too much light.
- Keep it positive and consider posting something uplifting along with your pic.
- Smile with your eyes.
- Post only one selfie a day–no more!
- Work on your angles. Often, shooting from above produces the most flattering image.
Of course, some artists take selfies a tad more seriously. Read about how the self-portraits of three Des Moines artists offer insights into both the person and the art form in this story in the new issue of dsm.