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How to Take a Selfie (even in glasses...)

How to Take a Selfie (even in glasses...)

#Selfie Love, Don't let anything get in the way of taking your best selfie - Especially your glasses

  • A recent survey calculated that the average millennial may take up to around 25,700 selfies during their lifetime

  • Millenials rule the selfie...But according to a 2014 pew reserach center report, younger generations arent the only ones that share selfies on social media: 55% of Millennials, 24% of Gen X'ers, and 9% of Baby boomers share selfies

A 2015 survey of 1,000 young adults showed that millennials spend (9 selfies/week x 7 minutes per selfie =) more than and hour a week taking selfies

  • Instagram has almost 250 million #selfie posts to date - and this number grows every day

Science behind Selfies

  • Researchers reviewed 1.1 million Instagram photos and found that gender, age, and number of faces in the photo have no effect on its popularity

Selfie Pro Tips: Back to the basics - Just Say No to Duck Face

  • Rule of thirds: 9 primary sections on a camera frame create reference points and help structure and image. Place eyes 1/3 down from the top and off to one side of the frame

  • Depth of Field: Focus on your face, not the environment. An out-of-focus background makes an interesting contrast

  • Crop and Edit: Accentuate facial features. Eliminate distractions in the background

Now that you know the basics - don't let your glasses get in the way of your best selfie

Mastering glare and the #glassesselfie

Instagram has more than 20,000 #glassesselfie posts

  • Find the Light: Tilt your head down and turn slightly away from the light. Utilize backlighting when wearing glasses

  • Work your Angles: Face the camera straight on to reduce or eliminate glare. Tilt your head slightly so your glasses are lower than the angle of the light

Utilize anti-reflective / Anti-glare coating

  • Eliminating reflection allows more light to pass through lenses for improved vision

  • Helps minimize reflections on both the inside and the outside of your lenses

  • Lenses are close to invisible (so your facial expressions will look their best in all light!)

Now get out there and show the world your best #glassesselfie #newglasses #glassesswag

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