Wednesday, September 9, 2015

The Struggle Is Real—How To Take the Perfect Selfie

Scoff if you must, but chances are, you’ve taken one yourself.

We’re talking about selfies.

You’d think snapping a quick pic of yourself is simple, but even the most avid selfie enthusiast can attest: the struggle is real. So here are a few tips…
When it comes to finding the right angle
Tilt your phone by 45 degrees—that’s a little above your eye line—for the most flattering selfie. No double chins and no weird shadows to worry about.

Finding the right light

The most flattering light sources are those of windows streaming natural light, softly backlit walls or even the flash of your camera phone reflecting against a mirror.

Choosing the perfect filter

Props to the brave souls who can post selfies filter-free but for those who choose to apply a layer or two, know that it can help soften and conceal less-than-perfect snaps. Valencia, with a bit of contrast, is by far the best one.

Framing and background

A little bit of staging goes a long way. What is the point of a mega-watt smile when you’re standing in front of a pile of dirty dishes? Or a parking lot? Snap your selfie against a stunning location, it makes for a better self portrait.

The ultimate selfie gadget

But for ultimate selfie success, the secret is to have the right equipment. If you’re thinking tripods and reflectors, stop. All you really need is the handy and compact Samsung Galaxy J Series.

The Samsung Galaxy J Series simplifies the entire process of taking a selfie and sorts out all your angling, lighting, framing and filter issues, essentially upgrading the selfie to a J-fie.

Built with the trusted quality and performance that Samsung is known for, the latest additions to this particular series—the 5.0” Galaxy J5 and 5.5” Galaxy J7—are designed to snap the perfect J-fie, even in the most unflattering conditions.

Want to capture that perfect J-fie at your favorite concert? Don’t worry, with its LED Front Flash you get to make sure your J-fie isn’t all shadows and silhouettes while your favorite band plays in the background.

Feeling the need to capture the moment but you feel like you pulled off an all-nighter? Not a problem, it also has a built in Beauty Face function to automatically smoothen your skin. Trying to capture a group photo? With its Wide Selfie, it has been made easier to make the whole gang fit in one photo!

And for those all-too-often moments where you have the right lighting, angle and framing that gets ruined because your fingers can’t reach the camera button? 

Try the Samsung Galaxy J-series’ Palm Selfie that starts a counter to snap the photo simply by flashing an open palm in front of the camera.

The Samsung Galaxy J Series make it so easy to capture almost any moment in a perfect J-fie for sharing on social media. You don’t have to take our word for it. Head to the Samsung Experience Stores or your nearest Samsung Authorized Dealer to check it out yourself. Snap a J-fie and all you have to do is wait for the likes to start rolling in as soon as you post it!

About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
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