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Here's the formula for creating perfect 'selfie' for Facebook
New York, April 12, 2013
First Published: 12:54 IST(12/4/2013)
Last Updated: 12:55 IST(12/4/2013)

The trick behind clicking a perfect 'selfie', a self-portrait uploaded to social media sites like Facebook and Twitter , has been revealed.

Photography expert Amber De Vos explained how professional self-portraits should be done, and warned the selfie-obsessed not to mindlessly snap and post.

According to the New York Daily News, she pointed out that photos are really powerful, and they outlast you and speak to people you will never meet.

Celebrity stylist Phillip Bloch also gave suggestions to help people get the right look and the right clothes.

Bloch points out that " Sex sells." He says 'any time he put a picture up where he is shirtless, he gets 20 more followers'

According to the report, De Vos advises people to pinch cheeks and tap lips with your fingers a few times to bring out the color in your face.

She also said that one should not hold the phone too high or too low.

Also stretching your arms in crazy directions will make it harder to smile naturally, she added.

Bloch suggests to shoot into the mirror, especially if you're going for a full-body photo.

Also, just roll out of bed and start taking selfies. What you're wearing can be as important as how you hold the camera, Bloch added.

Contrast what you are wearing with the background behind. This is advanced selfie-taking, but if you can manage to coordinate colors, the benefits will be obvious, he added.

Lastly, don't just grab random props to be in your selfie. What you choose to hold says a lot about you, Bloch said.

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