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Tips and Tricks for the Perfect Instagram Selfie in Your Leather Jacket

August 25, 2018

Do you ever feel as though you can’t quite take a great selfie? When sporting a great Denver leather jacket and accessories, you want to make sure you take a great photo to showcase your look! Luckily, taking a great selfie isn’t too hard at all. Once you know your lighting, have the right angle and positioning, you’ll be on your way to becoming a selfie pro.


When taking photos in general, natural lighting is ideal. This will be the light coming in from outdoors as opposed to interior lights. This also goes for camera flashes. Turn off your flash and let outside light take over. You will notice a difference in the quality of photo depending on where the light is hitting you. As you take your selfie, have the source of the light behind the camera. For instance, when standing in front of a window, shoot the selfie with the window in front of you so the light is shining on you and not behind you. If you do not have natural lighting to work with, keep away from super bright fluorescent lights. Use a soft light that shines on you. This will really help bring out the beauty of your leather jacket.


Posture and camera angle can make a huge difference when taking a selfie. Many prefer to have the camera angled up to help elongate the face. To accomplish this, hold your phone slightly above your head. Test putting your chin down or up to see which you like best. This will also help to capture more of your leather jacket. But many people forget you can take great selfies with your phone evenly leveled with your face. Hold your phone closer to your face and not far away and rest it so your head has equal space above and below your head. Don’t forget to stand in the right lighting to complement your angle. Holding your hand on your hip and putting your shoulders back will also provide for a better shot.

Rule of Thirds

Whether you are taking a selfie or a regular photo, a great way to mix things up is to use the rule of thirds. This is a part of photography to create a balanced shot, different from a standard centered photo. Any camera shot can be divided three ways: left, center and right. Try shooting your photo on the left or right side, as opposed to in the center. It is an especially great way to showcase something behind you. There’s much to learn about when it comes to the rule of thirds that will make your photos interesting and unique.

Now that you know how to take the perfect selfie, make sure you learn the top three things to do with your Denver leather jackets. It does not take much to mix up an outfit, while repurposing pieces. To find new leathers, we hope you will stop by Jonval Leathers and Furs. Our selection will not only complement your closet but also for your photos too. Stop in and see us at 6880 E. Evans Ave. to browse through our selection.