How to take a flattering selfie

Peta Serras

by Peta Serras

Why is it that your selfie makes you look 10 times bigger than you appear in the mirror?


It’s all in the angles.

And I believe anyone can take a flattering selfie – including you! And once you learn these skills, you can apply them in any photograph, including a group photo or passport photo.

You’ve had your hair done. You’re having the best makeup day. And you feel like taking a selfie to show the world. And perhaps snag a date because we all know good selfies bring boys to the yard.


‘Ick! I look TERRIBLE!’

We’ve all been there. Miranda Kerr in person. Shrek in photos.

I see so many of my gorgeous friends take unflattering photos that make them want to hide from the camera for life.

We also all know Miss Plain Jane who looks amazeballs in snaps. Why? She knows her angles. It’s often why we see top models and don’t get the appeal but they could sell ice to Eskimos with their latest Gucci campaign because they look so good.

Where you hold the camera and how you position your face will either make or break your photo

These tips have been taken straight out of my ebook How to look like a Supermodel in your Selfie, but I thought I’d share them with you today.

I take these tips so seriously I would even classify them as rules. We should obey these selfie rules and take them as seriously as road rules. They’re in place for a reason.

Rule 1 – Always hold the camera slightly above eye height and tilt down

Where we place the camera we will naturally look. So if we place if chin height and we look down, we will ultimately be taking a one way trip to chin city. Always wonder why you have a double chin in photos? This is the reason why. Place the camera in line or above eye height where you have to look up which will elongate the neck and jaw line will ultimately make you look several pounds lighter in photos. See!

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Rule 2 – Find your good side

We all have a more attractive side of the face. I find for most people it’s their left side. Ever get the chance to meet me in person? I can tell you your good side. I have a video on this which you might find helpful but one quick tip is to look back through selfies and observe the ones you like and see if there is a common side you pose. It’s a dead giveaway that it’s your good side.

Rule 3 – Angle your face to enhance features

We all have Supermodel bone structure – most of us don’t know how to use it to our advantage. Whatever is angled closer to the camera will naturally appear bigger, so keep this in mind as well. When we angle our face and have good lighting, we will notice how some angles make our cheekbones pop where others give us the inevitable round moon face. When you’re applying your makeup, tilt your head in different angles and see the difference right in front of you.


Want help to take the best selfie possible that highlights your oh-so-gorgeous features? Thought so!

Modelling for 14 years Professionally taught me how to look the best I can in images, so I produced a guide to help you! I believe every freaken babe can be photogenic and that includes you!

So I’ve created a digital resource that’s a fun 47-page read that helps you take the best photo of you.

Want a sneak?

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Peta Serras

Editor of Professional Babe, Peta has a penchant for pretty things, Tom Hardy and ginger kittens. You can find her sipping a long black, creating killer content or making sure her winged eyeliner is even. Peta is a writer, model & Pilates Instructor based out of the Hunter Valley.

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