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Selfie Poses for Guys

by Andrea Spanik / March 17, 2021

Gentleman, do you want to up your selfie game? Tired of taking average selfies that get 12 likes on Instagram and a comment from your mum on Facebook? If you’ve got a face and a phone, and a desire for the best selfie pose, you’ve got everything you need to take a great selfie. You just need to know what to do, and luckily for you, we’ve got the best selfie poses for guys to make sure your selfies are the envy of all your mates.

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1) Straight-on

It might sound simple, but if you just want a photo of your face, you should hold your phone directly in front of you, slightly above your eye line to avoid a double chin, and look straight down the lens.

This is super engaging as it looks like you’re making eye contact. Just be sure that you hold your phone far enough away to get your neck and parts of your shoulders in so you don’t look out of proportion. Simple but effective.


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2) Pet selfie

Did you know that women find men more attractive if they have a dog in their selfies? We like this selfie pose for boys because a) dogs are adorable and b) it changes up the subject matter in your feed to show more aspects of your life. 

It doesn’t matter if you’ve got a cat, dog, llama, goldfish, or goat: a pet is always great for selfies. It’s a playful pose, and not all the focus is on you, so if you’re new to selfies and feeling a little awkward, co-starring with a furry friend is perfect.

3) Mirrors and Muscles

Ahhhh, the topless selfie, a favorite with men (and swooning women) everywhere. But gone are the days of super tensed abs with your head cut out of the shot. You’re the whole package so if you’re taking a mirror selfie with your top off, make sure you stand far enough back to get your head in. Leaning slightly back will make it easier to tense your abs, and holding your phone towards the middle of your chest means a perfect bicep curl. Top it off with a smile for a killer combo.

4) Hand on face

If you want to add something a little different, try using your hand to touch your face. This makes the photo a little more interesting to look at. You could pretend to stroke your beard, shade your eyes from the sun, or rub your temples. Not only can you use your hand to hide any unwanted blemishes, but you’ll feel more relaxed with both hands doing something rather than leaving one by your side.

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5) Chilled at home

Taking a selfie from the comfort of your own home is the perfect time to look a little more relaxed. Try sitting somewhere unusual, like on a kitchen counter or leaning on the stairs. Make sure you get some of the background in the frame. Feeling relaxed and comfortable in your own home will give you a chilled, easy smile. If you want to hold something in your hand, you could try a glass of water, a tv remote, or even a plate of food. This looks natural and not like you’re trying too hard.

6) Morning selfie

#IWokeUpLikeThis isn’t just for girls. Rock your bedhead in a sexy selfie where you give bedroom eyes to the camera. But keep things as natural as possible. It’s okay to have messy sheets and pillows here—you don’t want it to look manufactured or fake. Try yawning, cozying up with a pillow, or sitting up in bed with a cup of coffee. 


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7) Take advantage of the great outdoors

Whether you’re hitting the trails with your buddies or your dog, use that as a prime selfie opportunity. Outdoor lighting is pretty flattering and natural backgrounds are always a hit on Insta. 

If the sun is hitting your eyes too much, move to a shaded area beneath a tree. You can also try throwing on a pair of sunglasses if your eyes are squinting from the light. If the photo is overexposed from the natural light, use Facetune2 filters to inject more life back into the selfie before you post it. 

8) Get a little goofy

Here’s a dirty secret: guys think they have to be neutral or serious in their selfies. But you smile and laugh IRL, don’t you? Show that with a selfie!

Your followers want to see you smile. You can even get playful and stick out your tongue or give a little wink. You only live once, so try a goofy selfie pose from time to time. 

9) Take a selfie with the sky

When you feel like snapping a selfie but aren’t loving the background, you can use the sky as your backdrop. This selfie pose for boys is perfect on cloudy days to give more texture to your pic. If clouds aren’t an option, angle the camera to capture the branches or leaves of a tree in your selfie. This cuts out buildings or any other features that you don’t want in your selfie. 

The tricky thing about this selfie pose is that it requires you to look down, which can lead to the dreaded double chin. Keep your face smooth by jutting out your chin slightly and arching your neck. 

10) Two-handed selfie

Most people try to snap a selfie without showing their arm in the frame, but now’s the time to rebel! A two-handed selfie gives your photo a more playful, laid-back vibe. That’s because your arms serve as a natural frame for your face. 

We also like this selfie pose because it’s perfect for beginners. If you have a bigger phone and are having a tough time clicking the shutter button without dropping your phone, try using two hands. Just make sure you don’t block the lens with your finger!

The bottom line for boy selfie poses:

Most guy selfie poses cater to the ladies, but selfie-obsessed boys should join the party, too. Instead of posting the same photo day after day, try these 10 selfie poses for boys to inject more personality into your feed.

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