First off, I think you're a real selfie queen. Do you have any tips for taking a good one?
Sarah> When taking a good selfie one has to keep in mind 3 very important points: Lighting, Camera angle, Filter
Maxine> awh haha selfie queen? :) So first of all to take a good selfie there has to be good lighting. I usually try to take my selfies facing the light cause you have a better chance to look better and the filters look amazing with good lighting. Secondly, i try not to take my selfies really close to my face cause my face ends up looking too big and any blemishes end up showing a lot.
Maxine's Tip> When I take a selfie I try not to hold my phone with two hands cause my shoulders look big haha.
Do you have a favourite app you use to shoot/filter them?
Sarah> My all time favorite app has to be my beloved Instagram!!! After downloading tons and tons of filter applications, nothing competes with instagranm’s choice of colour tones, contrasts, sharpness and more.
Maxine> Before the new instagram filters came out i used to use an app called VSCOcam but lately i’m loving the new instagram ones.
Sarah’s TIP: if you want to keep your full photo while editing on instagram, just download the app ‘’InstaCrop’’ for iPhone (or Square InstaPic for Android) . This allows you to edit your photo without having to crop it
Group selfies (or Us-ies?) yay or nay? (why? :))
Sarah> I simply love love love group selfies, especially during a wedding or behind the scenes of a photoshoot. These Us-ies capture memorable experiences along side your friends or family.
Sarah’s TIP: If you don’t own a selfie stick, the best way to take a group selfie is, that one of you holding the phone stays on a side, and the whole group scatters behind him/her.
What puts you in a selfie-taking mood?
Sarah> Hahaha I’m always in a selfie-taking mood!!!! Whether I have just woken up or just got ready to go out, there is always time to stop and pose for my daily selfie.
Maxine> I usually end up taking loads of selfies when I’m done from getting ready and I’m waiting for my parents or friends to get ready or else when I go somewhere and they have the perfect selfie lighting. People probably think I’m a huge weirdo cause I’ll just be there taking loads of selfies alone haha :).
Head-and-shoulders vs Half Body?
Sarah> Hmmm.. my answer has to depend on what I am focusing on that day. On some days I like to focus my selfies on my make up looks or different hair styles, while on other days I like to focus on ‘’My Style, My Look’’ , a series of photos with different outfits.
Maxine> Half body! because Head-and-shoulders means that I have to take the selfie from a close distance, so nay.
Crazy Angles vs straight-on?
Sarah> Crazy angles are sometimes hard to pull off… so I definitely have to choose straight on!
Maxine> Crazy angles and straight-on..... according to the state my hair is in haha :) :)
Plain background vs Interesting Location?
Sarah> Funnily enough this answer has to depend on the type of outfit I am wearing that day. If my outfit consists of busy patterns, I normally turn to plain backgrounds to balance out the picture. On the other hand, interesting locations come very handy when my outfit is plain and simple.
Maxine> Depends on my look :)
Smiling or Serious?
Sarah> Smiling, serious, pouting, duck facing…. I do them all hahaha!!
Maxine> Both! :) When I’m taking a seflie I usually take 3-5 from each expression and then I'll choose the best one haha :)
What's your favourite selfie style?
Sarah> Winged eyeliner, red lipstick, good lighting, a sweet "smize" (smiling with your eyes) and to top it all off… my all time favourite instagram filter Valencia!!
Maxine> My favourite selfie style is a mirror selfie before a night out with friends so I’m usually dressed up with makeup and hair done :)
and lastly... Selfie stick: Awesome or Menace to society?
Sarah> Believe it or not I am still without a selfie stick myself!!!! I am still not sure about this latest trend. I think I’ll just stick to my roots.. and remain taking selfies in the original way.
Maxine> Awesome, awesome, awesome. Enough said haha i love it.
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