So you’ve purchased a top rated digital camera and want to get in on the whole selfie game. How to take a selfie with a digital camera? That’s where we come in. Keep reading for a guide to self-portraits.

KEY TAKEAWAYS:

  • Selfies are a great way to get a decent self-portrait on the fly without too much fuss.
  • Be sure to gather the correct tools, including your preferred type of camera, a selfie stick, and a tripod if necessary.
  • Don’t be afraid to experiment with your camera’s various settings, different lenses, and different types of selfie shots.

What is a Selfie?

Selfies are self-portraits. They are photos that you take of yourself, without any involvement from a second or third party. Selfies have gotten a lot of flack in recent years, but they truly are a great way to show off your personal flair and have some fun on the Internet. To make them more unique from the rest of the photos or to prevent sharing without your consent, you may decide to add a signature to your digital photos using your camera.

How to Take a Selfie with a Digital Camera

The actual steps here may vary depending on the make, model, and type of your digital camera, but here are some universal guidelines to start thinking about as you attempt to take some top-notch selfie photos.

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The first thing you should do is grab your tools. If you want the traditional “selfie from above” look, be sure to purchase a selfie stick that will integrate with your DSLR camera.

Grab Your Tools

The first thing you should do is grab your tools. If you want the traditional “selfie from above” look, be sure to purchase a selfie stick that will integrate with your DSLR camera. You may want to choose dedicated selfie cameras instead of mirrorless cameras for this task, though rear cameras of all stripes should work. If you want something a bit classier and more resembling a traditional photograph, buy a tripod and mount your front-facing camera to it before taking any selfies. Most cameras, including compact cameras and mobile devices, should be able to mount to a tripod.

Find a Dedicated Selfie Mode

Some cameras may feature a dedicated selfie mode that will optimize settings for self-portraits. Look for this setting on your camera’s LCD screen. A selfie setting is great for portrait shots, as it will reduce the need for manual focus and automate image stabilization. Getting a good manual focus is one of the key challenges when it comes to selfies taken with digital cameras.

Be Sure to Experiment

Experiment with various modes, lenses, and settings to take the best selfie. Don’t be afraid to take lots of photos to try new things, including changing up the video resolution, trying out night photography, and even experimenting with a wide angle lens. You never know what will increase the image quality of a digital image, be it taken with a digital camera kit or a smartphone. This means the quality of selfies taken doesn’t depend on how much you spend on a digital camera but on your photography skills.

F.A.Q.

How do I take a digital photo of a computer screen?

It’s easy to take a digital photo of a computer screen. Just point and shoot. However, it can be difficult to take a good digital photo of a computer screen, thanks to conflicts with resolution and frustrating lighting scenarios. Keep experimenting and you’ll get it.


What makes a good selfie camera?

When it comes to a dedicated selfie camera, you want a decent resolution, a light form factor, and an easy-to-use user interface.


How to take your own passport photo?

To save time and money, you may want to take your own passport photo. There are some rules to follow. Make the photo as clear and natural as possible and be sure it is no older than six months.



STAT: According to Losse, improvements in design especially the front-facing camera of the iPhone 4 (2010), mobile photo apps such as Instagram and Snapchat led to the resurgence of selfies in the early 2010s. (source)

Lawrence Bonk

Lawrence Bonk is a copywriter with a decade of experience in the tech space, with columns appearing in Engadget, Huffington Post and CBS, among others. He has a cat named Cinnamon.

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