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Maybe you’re at a tropical beach, or you’ve finally made it to the Rocky Mountains, or you’re on a scenic staycation, and you want to take a cool travel selfie. So, you grab your phone, get ready for the perfect photo opp, and start snapping away. A couple minutes later, you find yourself with about 40 identical photos in your camera roll and you’re not feeling any of them. We are very familiar with this modern-day struggle, so we decided to reach out to selfie queens Kyle Richards and Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave for some tips.
One scroll down The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills moms' Instagram accounts is all you need to see that these ladies have their selfie games down pat. No matter where they are, these two always manage to take a flawless pic. Don’t believe us?
Please see exhibit A:
And exhibit B:
They’ve even mastered the besties selfie.
Now that you've seen their photo-taking skills, let’s get into the nitty gritty of how they capture the perfect photo.
For Kyle, nailing an IG-worthy selfie comes down to two things: lighting and angles. The fashionista shared she always makes sure “I’m facing my light.” Once she’s found the right lighting, it’s on to finding the right position. “I raise my right hand, hold up the camera high and turn my head so my face is at a 3/4 angle, then look directly up into the camera,” she explained.
Like Kyle, Teddi recommends shooting at a “high to low” angle when it comes to a selfie, but she also has a couple hacks of her own. First off, the accountability coach suggests staying away from having too much coffee before taking a photo. “A shaky hand makes for a blurry pic,” she explained. For Teddi, setting is also important. “When trying to get the perfect selfie make sure to be alone because having others around while attempting to do something so silly causes laughter,” she shared.
Now, go out there and find your light.
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