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The perfect selfie
My friend’s selfie had surpassed 1,000 “likes” on Instagram and she was elated. It had taken her over 100 attempts to get the “perfect” selfie that she ended up posting, she told me. Well, 100 attempts, plus filtering and editing the photo so that it was truly perfect according to Instagram standards.
My friend’s technique for the perfect selfie included the following: A flattering angle. Ideal lighting. Presenting her face so she could maximize her best features and downplay her worst ones. The list goes on, but here’s my takeaway: Taking the perfect selfie is mainly about trying to hide all of your perceived flaws through a combination of good camera work, good posing, and heavy editing.
The perfection we’re talking about doesn’t involve having a certain personality or body type.
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