So you’ve been putting in work at the gym lately and seeing some gains? Then you might be thinking about snapping a quick gym selfie to show off your progress!
If you put the time in to work hard and improve yourself, why not grab a selfie and show off your progress? Or if you’re not the show off type of person, you can still snap a few gym selfies to track your progress! See below for a couple tips on capturing the perfect gym selfie.
1.) Unleash your Confident Self
The first thing to keep in mind when snapping a selfie at the gym is that there is absolutely nothing to be ashamed of! Chances are most of the people around you have taken similar gym selfies before, so why should you be any different? It’s perfectly normal to be a little self conscience of taking that gym selfie, but it's important to fight that self consciousness and embrace your true self without worry. So be confident, strike your best pose and snap away!
2.) Be Considerate of Others
While taking gym selfies are increasingly common, it's important to consider the people and the environment around you before grabbing that selfie. If you’re in the locker room trying to grab the perfect mirror selfie, make sure there is no one changing in the background! Many gyms will have rules around using cell phones in the locker room for this very reason, so keep that in mind as well. Try to find some personal space or an individual room for snapping the perfect mirror selfie at the gym.
3.) Find the Perfect Lighting
Most professional photographers will tell you that the best light source is natural light. What happens when you’re in the gym and don’t have that luxury? The best thing to do when natural light isn’t readily available is to position yourself close to a light source. This should help reduce shadows and keep the light shining on your beautiful face or whatever part of your body that you want to be the main focus of your gym selfie.
4.) Experiment with your Best Angles
When it comes to capturing the perfect gym selfie, you need to know your angles. Not geometry angles like you learned in school, but the angles that highlight your strong points and confident self! When you go to snap your gym selfie, find a mirror and experiment with a couple different poses and ways to hold your phone when taking the photo. There is no exact science to finding the right angles, so be yourself and have fun with it! Experiment with different facial expressions, different poses and looks to find the one that you like best. Keep in mind that there is no limit to how many mirror selfies you can take, so feel free to snap a few and select the ones you like best! If you’re worried about someone finding all your gym selfies, download the Keepsafe Photo Vault app to hide photos and keep them for your eyes only.
5.) Stay Authentic
While gym selfies are definitely nothing to be self conscious of, it's still important to remember why you’re at the gym in the first place. The best gym selfies are authentic. So don’t worry about making everything too perfect and staged. Showing a little sweat and a red face after a long workout is something to celebrate! So why not show it off with a quick gym selfie to show the world all of your hard work?
6.) Keeping Gym Selfies Safe
What about for those of us are that are not looking to share our gym selfies? Maybe you’re early on in your fitness journey and are just looking to grab a photo to track your progress. That is ok! You can snap photos that are taken for your eyes only and store them in the Keepsafe Photo Vault. By creating a few private photo albums in Keepsafe you can keep personal photos off of your main camera roll and hidden behind a password. So feel free to celebrate that hard work in the gym and keep your gym selfies in a completely hidden photo vault for your eyes only!