The selfie trend continues to thrive on social media and shows no signs of slowing down, but you may be wondering if there is a way to make your selfie look more natural and unique. Do not be afraid, fellow photographer, we found some great selfie poses for your next photo shoot.
For more flexibility, consider buying a small tripod so you can use a self-timer for your selfies. This will make photos look more natural and move the camera a little further away from your face.
We have divided these poses into categories for women, men and couples, but do not hesitate to experiment with them all, no matter what category you belong to.
Cute selfie poses for girls and women
There are many selfie options for girls and women that are both cute and flattering. If you are stuck trying to figure something out, try these ideas.
1. The thought profile
There is something in the portrait of the subject looking away from the camera that makes a more natural shot. Side profile selfies let the viewer guess – what is the person thinking and where is he looking? This is also the perfect selfie pose for people who are a little ashamed of the camera.
2. The fun selfie reflection pose
There are a million ways to use reflections to create fun selfies that are completely unique. Think beyond the bathroom mirror, a selfie taken to death. Reflections can be created using mirrors, of course, but lakes, puddles and windows can also be used. Find a reflective surface and let your creativity run free. You can also flip the photo vertically or horizontally to experiment with the composition.
3. The pose that looks over the shoulder
Although this is a common portrait portrait for weddings, portraits of the elderly and the like, you rarely see selfies over the shoulder. This type of shot may not be completely natural, but it stands out with a unique look that is ideal for everyone – girls, women, boys and men. For the most natural look, pull the posture over the shoulder at eye level and cut as close as you can.
The best selfie poses for boys and men
Who takes the most selfies – men or women? The verdict has come out and it is quite difficult to calculate, but these awesome selfie poses are ideal for kids who want to give it a go.
5. The narrowly cut pose was shot from below
One of the problems with traditional selfies is that it’s hard to find a background that is not busy and overwhelming, and you always have the weird feeling of the shoulder stretching your arm to pull your face. You can solve both of these issues by approaching close and pulling down so that the sky becomes your background.
6. The classic headshot
If you find it difficult to think of ideas, try this: Keep the camera at eye level. Look directly at the camera and press the shutter. A smile is optional. When finished, trim as tightly as you want to reduce distractions in the background. The classic head snapshot looks great in black and white or color and is great to highlight this new haircut.
7. The partial shadow selfie
This type of selfie is similar to the classic headshot. The only difference is that you want half of your face to be in the shadows. To do this, stand next to a sunny window so that natural light shines on half of your face. Artificial light also works. The goal is to have a deep contrast between light and dark. Hold your phone off center with the light source shining behind the lens.
Wonderful selfie poses for couples
It can be difficult to nail a natural couple pose. On the one hand, having two people in your photo relieves some of the stress, but on the other hand, now you have to pose for two people in a natural and attractive way. Our advice is to use the following couple suggestions as inspiration and experiment with what works best for you.
8. The piglet selfie
For something less romantic and more fun, try the piggy selfie. It’s an awkward pose to get the right position, but even bloopers make great memories. For this, we suggest a tripod, a timer and a lot of patience. Do not forget to smile!
9. The adorable selfie pose with a look
For this pose, one of you should be looking at the camera while the other is adoringly looking at his partner. It does not matter who does what, and it is fun to try both ways. It’s much less awkward than both people looking each other in the eye, making this one easier to share.
10. The foreheads that touch the pose profile
For this stop, you will need a tripod and a timer. Stand facing your partner, holding hands and leaning on each other until they touch your foreheads. Close your eyes, enjoy the moment and take a photo. For best results, pull it from the middle of the thigh up. (The atmosphere from a nearby fountain is completely optional.)
Hopefully, these unique selfie poses will encourage you to get out there and start shooting, no matter what type of camera or phone you use to capture the moment.