Good lighting is a must for pro photography, but it’s also a must for casual Instagram selfies. After all, the wrong shadow can ruin the selfie you’ve spent hours preparing for.
Problem is, good lighting is hard to come by. Sure, you can buy a ring light and open some windows, but even then, the wrong position can cast a weird shadow on all of your pics.
What’s a selfie queen to do?
Instead of buying more lights for your apartment or fiddling with a ring light for 20 minutes, use Facetune.
Here are 3 hot tips to help you instantly improve the lighting in even the dingiest selfies.
1) Remove unwanted shadows
Whether you’re going for a cool and mysterious vibe or a bright, fresh selfie full of personality, you need to nail your lighting.
Short of hiring a full-time crew for your selfie shots, it’s tough getting the right balance of light and shadow in a photo. Instead of agonizing over shadows and angles and lighting, tap it all away in Facetune.
The Edit feature has all kinds of photo editing goodies to remove unwanted shadows:
- Go to Edit > Shadows. Adjust the slider to subtly add light to the darker parts of your selfie.
- If you want to add even more light, Highlight will emphasize the existing light in your photo, Brightness will add more light overall, and Glow casts a warmer tone to illuminate your features.
2) Add a lighting focal point
But there’s more to your selfies than highlights and shadows. You need a little extra somethin’ to make your selfie more interesting — without going over the top.
Add Facetune Light FX to your selfie to turn an everyday pic into a statement piece. This handy feature simulates both hard glares and soft lights that add a zing of personality to your selfie. Choose from iridescent lighting that covers your entire selfie or Instagram fave Bling to make your selfie literally shine.
3) Jazz it up with a filter
Need to fix bad lighting fast? Instead of twisting different editing knobs to find what looks good, Facetune ready-to-go filters can revamp your lighting with just a tap.
Capture the right mood or aesthetic without worrying about your lighting. You can easily change moods with Facetune filters, seriously cutting down on your shooting time.
The bottom line for removing shadows and filters in selfies:
If you want to up your selfie game, you need to master the art of lighting. But to be honest, it’s hard achieving pro-level lighting without a pro-level budget. Use a selfie editing tool like Facetune to get more mileage out of your selfies without spending a fortune on lighting equipment.