Finally leaking my self-portrait taking techniques and more!
How I take my selfies.
How I edit my instagram photos
and tips for posing for your selfies
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hi guys welcome back to my channel so a lot of you guys have been wanting to know how I take my self-portraits my selfies I'm gonna leave examples of them here so you guys can kind of see what I'm talking about if you don't follow me on Instagram but I also use these photos for my thumbnails as well and it's super easy super like guerilla style you guys it is the easiest thing so I'm gonna share all that with you guys right now I'm also going to show you how I edit my photos I kind of did a little bit on my latest Q&A I'll leave that down below but I'm gonna pull up my screen and then we can just edit a photo together and you guys can kind of see what I use and then also if you guys are interested in this makeup look I actually just filmed it so I'm about to take the photos for Instagram for my thumbnail and I thought let's just do this little tutorial right now so if you guys are interested in this look it's either already up and I will link it down below or it's coming very very soon so I have this little space in my room um let's see how do I do this so I have really big windows on this side so I like to kind of face that so I get the light coming to my face and then I also use flash so I'm going to leave all of the settings that I use down below but also I'm gonna show you guys right now and I think the flash really really helps give you that I don't know I just feel like I have a certain style to my photos and I honestly think it's the flash I come to this little section of my room here is the big windows that I was talking about so I have all of that direct sunlight I like to film right now it's about 1 p.m. so I like to film from around I don't know I would say like 10:30 to 2 or 3 is kind of the best light for me so then I come to this side of my room which is just like right next to my door I have a stool right here so generally I just sit down and then this is the camera that I use this is the Canon Rebel T 6 I so I just flip out the screen so that I can see myself and then I put it on I like press this little button on the back here so that I can see myself and then I turn on the flash and then I will leave all of my settings that I use right here so those are my camera settings know how I figured it out I just kind of did and then I just stayed here I have my remote with me like I said you can buy this off of Amazon it's really inexpensive and it just helps a lot because then you can become like hands-free I put it on the mode that is meant for the remote and I just shoot away and generally I love to have music because it just puts me in a more relaxed mood so hey Google can you play my not blind playlist okay here's your Spotify playlist called later so at this point you just keep on taking as money and what's nice as you can see the photos so you can kind of more or less know um whether you know I feel like I got enough or if I got one or two I mean usually I like to have about four and what's really nice about this camera I think there's like a newer version but I can just upload them directly to my phone through the Bluetooth and I just go ahead and edit them right away but yeah it's a lot of just taking a lot and then some poses aren't like the most photogenic person but these are just like little tips that have helped me I worked with models I picked up a few tips while working with them when you when it's about to click and what's really nice is that this one like really counts it down for you you just I kind of hold your breath as soon as it's about to flash and yeah like it has a little bit pppp breathe in and then your eyes are always gonna look away like if you have that problem like you're a little bit like sleepy so um yeah that helps like just breathe in yeah put on some good music so you can kind of like feel yourself like anything that makes you feel good and confident and sexy whatever whatever kind of vibe you're trying to put out kind of like keep your chin down I know sometimes I go like this because it looks better for the eyeshadow so I just kind of like play around with the poses but for the most part I always like to kind of like put my put my leg up on this like little dresser that I have or side table yeah dresser but I have next meet I put it up here and then I can kind of like balance my hands and then I just do different poses with my hand I'll always like put my hair because I feel like it kind of helps me look a little bit more natural and then another one oh and then I like to do like a box shopper I know what it is I just feel like you kind of just showcases all of the right angles I don't know just kind of works for me but you guys can definitely play around and figure out your poses and your guys are gonna see a pattern in the photos that you guys really love of yourself and yeah that's pretty much hi and that's pretty much the gist of how I take the photos so now let's go ahead and go into editing let me show you actually what I took right now so like I said I download it directly into my phone I use like the cat and app and I'll go ahead and open it into facetune and I honestly don't do much like I said you can see here with the flash does a really nice job of pretty much having it like I love so I'll just usually go into the Smith tool and I've mentioned this in another video I like to kind of smooth out any like hair that I have on my face like I had a bunch in this photo so I'll usually touch up around my mustache area a little bit and then I'll also add a little bit of detail just a few little punches to the eye nothing exaggerating and then I'll brighten it and I usually keep it to the level 11 so here we are again another photo that I liked and you can see I don't really do too too much in facetune just do the same steps smooth a little bit all of the hair I forgot to mention my little unibrow details to the eyes and then just use that filter to lighten and go to 11 or 12 and you can see I don't really do much this is the before and after of this photo other apps that I really love to use in Instagram is unfold so sometimes I'll make little collages and stuff that you have maybe seen so I love to use this app unfold for selfies I never really put it into visco but for outfit photos I love this go and I always add a little bit of grain my favorite filters that I use there is a 6 and a 2 but it really just depends on the photo everything that's a little different and that is how I edit my photos I take my photos all of that I hope you guys enjoyed this is like actually one of the most requested videos I've ever gotten in a super gorilla style so I'm really happy that it's super easy let me know if you guys have any tips of your own so that you guys can share it with everybody maybe if you don't have this kind of camera and then the iPhones really amazing to take photos too I always like to take my selfies on snapchat I think it just it just doesn't flip you I don't know I just feel like it's a better quality so most of my selfies that I've posted that look like from the phone or on snapchat so that's another little tip for you guys I don't you snapchat really to like a social media platform but to take selfies it's really really good and they have really fun filters too so anyways that is it's kind of embarrassing showing you all these like little selfies but yeah just take like hundred you guys think it's just like one and done no I'm taking like a hundred you guys just being real with you and happy selfie self-portrait thank you guys thank you so much for watching let me know if you have any other video ideas that you'd like to see from me always taking suggestions and I will see you guys in my next video bye