If you have been working very hard at getting the perfect body, you most probably are very proud. As you work out, you probably often want to take a selfie but are not sure, when the best moment is.
There are many deliberations to be considered, including whether the best selfie is before you have worked up a sweat, or afterward.
Using a gym wall mirror for a selfie can be quite a mission as so much can go wrong. First, you will want to be sure that your selfie is not photo-bombed. Then you will want to ensure that you look your best, even if you have decided to take the photo after a sweaty session.
These tips from the experts will help you create the best selfie shots ever from any of your gym sessions.
Know your strong side
If you want to put your best body forward then it’s not all just about finding the perfect spot in the gym that has a clean mirror and good lighting (more about the lighting just now).
You need to know which your best muscle is and to show it off. Once you have decided which part of you want to show off the most, you must then focus on your pose.
Decide how you want to pose, and then you need to focus on your phone and not on the lens or the gym mirror. With your eyes directly on the photo, you can start snapping away until you have the perfect shot.
Show serious facial expression: Attitude is a small thing but creates a big difference
This is your picture and you are its boss. Try various facial expressions by making various adjustments, and you are quite happy with the results. You need to show some attitude and a smile or clenched jaw won’t do. Neither will a pout.
Play your favorite gym music in the background to help you get into the role of your perfect gym selfie that will radiate all the right attitude.
The angle of the lighting is the key to signify your muscles
Even though natural lighting is usually recommended for all headshot selfies, this is not the case when it comes to a gym mirror selfie. Natural light tends to be too revealing and, in this case, you will want to go for artificial lighting.
Artificial lighting is the best way to enhance the angles of a physique you have worked so hard to achieve. Lighting from above casts a downward shadow and these shadows are great for highlighting muscles.
Horizontal vs Vertical Selfie through Gym Mirror
If you are in a dilemma on whether to take a vertical or horizontal photo, then here are a few tips from the experts.
A horizontal photo will emphasize your lat and pec muscles better because the eyes of the beholder will instantly be drawn to the parts you want to show off.
Vertical photos are best if you want to take a shot of your entire body because they elongate the body.
Full body image vs half-body image
It is a blessing that we don’t all have the same body types so you will want to show the best side of you. Try a few poses in front of the gym wall mirror to see which one you like best and decide if you prefer a full or half body image.
A full-body image is great to show-off how all your hard work has paid off, and you have finally reached your ideal body shape. You may also want to show off a new outfit. Selfie experts suggest that standing with one leg out and a pointed toe helps to elongate the body. If you want to emphasize your hips, then crossed legs help.
Sitting on the floor is a great way to take a mirror selfie. Remember to sit up straight and to keep all your focus on your posture.
You may prefer a half body image if you want to show your top half or a selfie of your abs, then a half picture may be better.
Choose the best filter appropriately with the angle
A filter can help you to emphasize and display your best body features. The color schemes and lighting in most gyms make it hard to snap the perfect gym mirror selfie. A dramatic effect to any gym picture can be added with black and white filters. If you want to post the photos on Instagram, then you will want to use a B1 or B5 filter on VSCO Cam or the Hudson filter. If you want to look like you are out in the sun or a very sunny room then you can use a Ludwig filter. Keep in mind that with filters, less is more.
Be confident and take the Selfie
Try not to be too self-conscious when snapping your gym selfie. Strike a natural pose in front of the gym wall mirror and be confident. To achieve this, you need to focus on your purpose and forget about your surroundings. The environment of a gym offers many opportunities to take a great selfie, but make sure you don’t try to take it in a dark locker room.
No one is focusing on you as everyone is too busy going about his or her exercise routine to reach a goal or maintain their perfect body shape, so be confident and snap away.
Have fun as you take your selfie and make it look as natural as possible, especially if you want to positively influence your friends and followers.
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