Who here is spending wayyy too much time on Instagram this
summer? Yep, we’re raising our hands, too! Here’s our snap-that list of typical
selfie shots we see pretty much 24/7—and how you can copy the masters. Read on,
#1 The jump shot
One. Two. Three. Jump! You’ll need an extra on hand—or a
tripod and a timer—and possibly a couple different tries unless you are a jump
shot jedi master. Figure out who is counting down and how you’re gonna leap (on
three, after three, you know the drill), then go for it.
#2 The ugly face
There is a serious art to ugly face, ‘cause you don’t want
to splash an ugly pic around Instagram, right? Practice making ridiculous faces
at yourself in the mirror, and when you hit on one that walks the line between
whoa there and LOL, snap it.
Here we go: Shove your lips out as far as they will go and
snap the pic. Er, gorgeous?
#4 The model shot
For some top model inspo, flip through your favorite fashion
mags and pick a seriously exaggerated shot that only a model could ever pull
off without cracking up. Laugh at yourself in the mirror, slap on your best
modelesque pout and work the runway, girl.
#5 The #OOTD shot
Hint: Try holding the camera at different angles to see what
looks best for whatever it is you want to capture. If you’re showcasing your
hair and don’t want to broadcast your face to the world, splay your hands
across your features. Also perfect for mani + ring details.
Step one: Stretch out on your beach towel. Step two: Prop
your upper body up on your elbows, bend your knees and/or cross your legs. Step
#7 The sleepy shot
Ever wondered what you look like passed out on the pillow?
Well, probably not like the peaceful princess pic you want to post, but hey,
that’s your call. Straighten your pillow, arrange your hair, gently close your
eyes and relax your facial muscles. Zzz….
It’s the selfie that doesn’t look like a selfie: Stretch
your arm as far away from your body as possible, cross your fingers and hope
you get a halfway decent snap of you sipping a frappe, doodling in your
notebook, rummaging through vintage jewelry or making the perfect ice cream
#9 The artsy shot
Sweep your hair into your face. Only snap half of your
features. Look down, look sad, look blissfully into the distance. Art doesn’t
#10 The smooch shot
It doesn’t matter if you’re kissing your besties cheek or if
ya dragged your BF in front of the camera. The only rule here is to pucker up.
Which selfie is your
go-to? Tell us in the comments!
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BY BRITTANY TAYLOR ON 7/2/2013 5:02:00 PM
POSTED IN boredom buster