May 5th 2015 will see the launch of one of the indisputably most anticipated books of the year, ‘Selfish’; the 352 page bible as it were to all things Kim Kardashian and the cultural, social as well as photographic phenomenon that’s systematically become her trademark, the ubiquitous ‘selfie’. Whether you love her or hate, it’s hard to deny the value of the Kardashian’s own brand value which she has cultivated with insights into her life as well of course, with her selfies, a term which she arguably coined. Published to a social media dream following which she has pioneered, it currently boasts 29.6 million Twitter and 27.3 million Instagram followers, a community which awarded her with the most ‘liked’ Instagram photo of 2014.
If you’re in the selfie game yourself, there’s no better person to take inspiration from in how to improve your pose. We’ve put together some of her top tips on how to perfect your pout and amplify your likes!
It’s all in the angles
“Rule number one is you always need the camera to be a little bit higher than lower” (Source: Cosmopolitan)
Make an emotional scrapbook
“So many people think that taking so many selfies is just ridiculous. For me, what’s so funny is I love taking pictures and posting them on social media for memories. I genuinely love the glam of life and hair and makeup and all of that, so I love just sharing my life with people—that’s who I’ve been. I live my life on a reality show. But sometimes people take it very seriously, or they think it’s ridiculous. I’m kind of letting them know, yes, it is ridiculous, but it’s all fun. I can look at a photo on social media and see a picture and know exactly where I was by the outfit I had on or who I was with. I take it more as a fun, emotional scrapbook that I love to look back on.” (Source: Adweek)
Try, try and try again
“I think it really takes about 15-20 selfies that someone takes on their phone before they post the right one. There was this selfie that I took where I was wearing a white bathing suit, and it was after I had the baby, and it was a sexy pic. It took about 15 pictures to get the one that I posted.” (Source: The Today Show)
Focus on your highlights
“If you don’t have a mirror in front of you to figure out your pose and your angle, make sure that the lighting is amazing because you want to blow out everything that you don’t want to see and highlight all the good things that you do” (Source: AdAge)
And last but by no means least…..
Keep thing in perspective:
“Taking selfies is the purpose of life” (Source: The Hollywood Gossip)