We all know this, taking a good full figure shot is not easy. The obvious is to use a full figure mirror and take a picture, but then you need to have the mirror in the perfect place. My full figure mirrors are not very suitable for taking selfies, one is in the hallway where it’s no natural light, the other one is placed where the light hits me from my the side. Others might have mirrors where they have backlights, that’s actually the worse position. Even if you have the mirror in the perfect place for taking selfies, you still have the phone in your hand and it either hides your face or your necklace.
So how to take a full lenght photo?
1. Learn how to use the camera on your phone, your camera has a lot of functions you probably don’t know about. Read the manual, if you don’t have it you can find it online. If you have problems to read manuals ask someone you know. Preferably someone young, if you know a teenager, lucky you, they know all about this.
I must admit, I recently found the timer function on my Samsung Galaxy 7 phone. I’ve always known it had to be there somewhere, but not how to find it. Yes I was lazy I didn’t read the manual, neither did I ask some of the young people I know. I just accidentally stumbled upon my camera settings. I can only speak for my phone, but here’s how I found my camera settings. See the little flower in the right corner? This is how to get to the camera settings on my phone.
3. Find a suitable spot, make sure you don’t have backlights from your windows, the best is to let the light from the window hit your face.
4. Find a cup which is wide enough for your phone, put some paper in the cup to make sure the camera is upright. If not it will only take photos of the ceiling.
6. Push the button, place the phone in the cup, position yourself and action.
Grab your whole family and make a Christmas card photo, now you know how to do it.
Until next time