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We all love a good selfie, but when it comes to self-love, what really gets our motor running is the belfie. For those who might be thinking that we just got the spelling of selfie wrong, a “belfie” or butt selfie, is exactly that: a selfie of your butt.

A quick scroll through Instagram will be enough to see how Belfies have taken over social media. But what started as a mere thirst-trap to get hundreds of likes, now evolved into something else. Cute booty pics can also be a manifestation of self-love, a way to take pleasure in the beauty of our bodies, or even a lucrative business – it’s no secret that there are lots of people making bank by selling pics of their asses.

So as you can see, there are plenty of reasons for wanting to learn how to take booty pics. Assuming you already know how to take a good selfie, here are some tips on how to take ass pics toy step your belfie game up.

How to take good booty pics?

1. Know your angles

How to take a good bum picture when all you have is your smartphone and no professional photographer at hand? The good news is that you don’t need the latter, and your phone is more than enough. As you might have heard before, it’s all about knowing your angles. The key is to find a position that accentuates your assets and makes your booty look its best.

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One popular method is to put your hand on your hip and angle your body slightly to the side. This creates a flattering silhouette that highlights the curve of your backside. Another good angle is to stand facing away from the camera and arch your back slightly. This will make your butt look rounder and fuller. If you're going for more of a peach-shaped posterior, try bending forward slightly and taking the pic from below. And don't forget to throw in a little booty pop for extra effect.

If you don’t have much junk in the trunk, then try lying on your belly and arch your back so that your tushy pops out. It will create an optical illusion of a bigger booty, but this works equally well with someone whose booty is already nicely rounded.

Whatever position you choose, remember that practice makes perfect. It might take time, but you will get there, so keep taking those pics until you get the perfect shot.

2. Consider your lighting

If you want to know how take butt pictures that are worth thousands of likes, keep this in mind and repeat with me: lighting is everything.

The best lighting for your belfies is soft and natural. On the other hand, harsh lights can be a little bit difficult to work with because you need more equipment than just an open window—you also have several angles from which to choose instead of being able only take one perfect shot every time.

Moods created by different kinds of light inspire us in very unique ways. There’s something about them that makes our hearts pitter-patter faster or that causes those butterflies inside to wake up again.

Different lights can also change the way our photos look and feel. Softer, diffused light is often more flattering, while harsh light can create interesting shadows and highlight texture. If you're not sure which kind of light you want to use for your selfie, try experimenting with both.

Try getting up early for some morning sunlight and snapping away. It’s the best time of day to take pictures because you get a great warm-up without any direct light sources in your face, like an overhead bulb or window over head.

3. Mirrors can be good friends

Take advantage of the power of mirrors. They can be a great prop to help you with certain booty pic poses and booty pic angles.

Either try to do over-the shoulder smolders or keep it simple with just one close up photo that shows every curve on display. Turning to the side, angling your hips until you strike a stance you like, and then taking pictures until you get an angle you like are other options.

4. Mind the composition of the photo

The rule of thirds is a standard guideline used by photographers to help composition. It states that an image should be divided into nine equal parts by two equally-spaced horizontal lines and two equally-spaced vertical lines, and that important compositional elements (that is, your ass) should be placed along these lines or their intersections. This simple guide can be useful for anyone attempting to improve their photography, but also for people like you who are just trying to get good booty pics. The rule of thirds applies to all types of photos.

While the rule of thirds is a good general guideline, it is not set in stone. Sometimes breaking the rules can lead to more interesting and dynamic compositions. So don’t be afraid to experiment!

One last thing to keep in mind is the importance of negative space. This is the empty space around your subject. It can be just as important as the subject itself, so don’t forget to leave some room for it in your composition.

5. Consider your clothing

When it comes to clothing and taking booty selfie pics, the less, the better. If you’re not fully comfortable being completely nude, the best thing you can wear is a thong or cheeky panties to highlight the curve of your bottom. Otherwise, you can pull out of the closet those low-cut jeans you haven’t worn in ages, and take a booty pic selfie with your panties peeking out of them.

6. Use some belfie inspiration

If you’re still not sure how to take booty pictures, it’s okay to look for inspiration in others who have already done it. In fact, chances are you have already bookmarked a few Instagram booty shots you’d like to recreate. So go ahead. Scour Instagram or even Pinterest to learn how to take good ass pics from the best, and take it from there. You’ll be able to get ideas for poses, backgrounds, angles, etc.

How to pose for a booty pic?

Some popular poses you can often find in online selfie content include standing with your legs crossed (this highlights your tush’s shape, giving you that hourglass figure everyone’s crazy about these days), sitting with your body angled slightly away from the camera (this creates a beautiful curve to your backside that can’t be achieved if standing), and side belfies. The latter, are a great option to make your booty look rounder. It will also help if you pop it while in that pose.

And before you ask “but how can I take photos in all those poses without a photographer?”, I’m here to tell you that you phone’s self-timer is a great asset that will help you with it. Read our guide on how to take cute nudes for helpful tips. Otherwise, I’m sure you have a very good friend who wouldn’t mind helping you take the booty pic.

Don’t forget to have fun

Ultimately, it’s all about enjoying yourself and boosting your confidence. To indulge in the moment, you can even set the mood for the booty pic and create a hot atmosphere that will help you get in the right mindset to start snapping perfect belfies. You can put together photos that inspire you on a moodboard, turn on the right sensual music for the occasion, do your makeup and touch up your hair, and even relax with a glass of wine. Remember when you were a teen in your first nights out and would meet your friends to get ready together in someone’s house, blasting music to get motivated? It’s kind of the same concept now.

Remember to experiment, try different angles, poses, and enjoy the process!

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