Tips for taking the perfect shoe selfie (shoefie)

Tips for taking the perfect shoe selfie (shoefie)

Given our passion for shoes it’s perfectly acceptable that we’d want to share our gorgeous footwear with the world…right (please say yes). But like our own selfies, how do we ensure you’re capturing the best angle of your shoes?  This is something I’ve always struggled with. I’m not artistic by nature so I’m always looking for tips and tricks to ensure my shoe shots are enticing, attractive and like worthy.  So, here’s a few things I’ve learnt along the way that you too might find helpful when faced with taking your next shoefie. 

1. Find The Right Height

If you’re taking a birds eye view of your shoes then it’s important to find a height that is complimentary for your shoes, feet and legs, then stick with it. Consistency is key. If you’re devoted to looking your best in this kind of shot, try:

  • Sticking your bottom out as this will flatten your legs,
  • Lying on your back with your legs in the air prior to taking the shot as this will drain the blood from your feel which will assist in minimising unsightly veins,
  • Try including accessories in your shots like handbags, jewellery and other related items, and;
  • Look for interesting floor coverings that will compliment your shoes. This will make your photos pop.
2. Use a Grid

Try using a grid overlay on your camera phone to ensure your feet are in line and centred. This will also help with consistency of your shoefies.

3. Pedicures are a Must

If you’re going to take a shoefie with open toed shoes check the condition of your feet before you get snapping. No shoe is beautiful enough to overcome mangy looking feet. Personally, I get a pedicure every fortnight to ensure my feet are shoefie ready.

4. Light is King

Nothing beats daylight. I particularly love the softness of the afternoon sun. If you do want to take a night time pic turn off your flash as this will make your picture grainy.

5. Clean Your Shoes

If you love your shoes then this goes without saying. Give them the once over before you start snapping. 

6. Don't use Filters

Your shots should be capturing the true beauty of your shoes. Filters tend to drain the crispness and colour from your photos. Your shoes don't need softening filters, unless of course they're looking a little worse for wear..then my advice would be perhaps they're the wrong shoes to snap. 

7. Invest in a Selfie Stick

In order to get the weird and wonderful angles for a shoefie i.e. down low, up high, to the side etc. you'll need either a really long arm or the help of a selfie stick. 

At the end of the day the most important thing is to have fun with your shoefie's. Now it's time to get snapping!


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