Everyone must have heard of the word “selfie” before and even tried it. But did you know that the “selfie” was actually first introduced a long time ago back in 1839? It was only due to the rapid advancements in technology such as the invention of smart phones (with front facing cameras and mobile web services), did people started taking selfies. Today many selfies are commonly shared on the Internet and many social platforms, such as the popular mobile web site, Instagram.

Want to learn how to take the perfect selfie? Here’s our take on how to master it!

The first tip to taking a perfect selfie is to always to set the lighting right. Natural light is the most flattering, so try to take your selfie near a window or at the outdoors. As for the angle and position, keep the sun or other light source in front of you, and centre your camera slightly above eye-level. You may also wish to consider using a thin curtain to diffuse sunlight or a single light source if the light is too harsh on your face, and if you want to achieve a softer light effect.

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Another important element in taking pictures is to pick a good, clear background. Look for solid coloured walls, textured curtains or any place without clutter. Alternatively, if you are on a vacation, look for scenic landmarks to spice up your photo as it would attract more attention to your picture.

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Lastly, make use of the latest mobile technology available! Experiment editing your photo by using filters and effects to stylishly create a theme for your selfie, such as a retro look or a cool funky feel. However, remember not to overdo the effects as it could make your photo look too heavily edited and unnatural!

After taking note of these tips and successfully taking the perfect selfie, it is time to upload it onto your favourite mobile web site! However, as uploading selfies can take up a lot of mobile data and battery, so do bring along a powerbank for convenient mobile recharge and check out the leading telco in Malaysia, XOX Malaysia, which offers attractive prepaid Internet and post-paid data packages at competitive prices! As a huge mobile operaor in Malaysia, XOX offers an extremely fast mobile network, mobile web services and unlimited internet that improves the speed of your mobile internet at great deals!