While it may look simple, there is an art to the selfie. And when you go from a selfie photo to video, it’s even more complicated because you’re adding in walking and talking. There is one thing I see repeated over and over when it comes to selfie videos, and being aware of this will greatly improve the next one you take.
Be sure to look into the lens of your phone. Looking into the camera makes all the difference when it comes to taking selfie videos with your mobile device. Do you ever see someone’s selfie video and it looks a little off? Their eyes aren’t level and they appear to be looking down?
That’s because we naturally look at ourselves when taking selfies to be sure we’re in the frame. Looking at yourself helps you see what you’re showing your audience. But it also creates a disturbing effect for your viewers. By looking into the lens your video will appear much more natural. It will look like you’re looking at your audience, not down at yourself.
So the next time you take a selfie video stop and watch it after. Does it look like you’re looking down or out at your audience? Just rememebr, practice makes perfect!