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5 Apps to Take Your iPhone Selfies to a New Level

5 Apps to Take Your iPhone Selfies to a New Level

It’s no use even trying to imagine how many gazillions of selfies are on the Net by now. Why, you yourself probably have thousands of them (if you are an avid party-goer, traveler or just narcissist) – and we bet you’ve felt more than once that they all seem the same. Don’t worry though – check out these apps and spice up your selfies!

1. Selfie Camera

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    If anything could be named a magic wand, for millions of iPhone users it’s the selfie stick. But what’s cool can be made even better, and Selfie Camera is just the app you need to get the most out of your iPhone and selfie stick. Strike the best pose, give your smartphone a light shake – voila, the photo-shoot begins! You can specify the delay (3, 5 or 10 sec) so that you’d have time to prepare; moreover, the app allows to capture up to 5 images in one burst – the more to choose the perfect selfie from! To enhance your pics, Selfie Camera offers instant enhancement and fine-tuning, as well as a variety of retouching tools.

    2. Ghost Lens+Selfie

    If you’re into eerie atmospheric photo-shoots, Ghost Lens will sure help to impress your friends and subscribers – with this app you can create a photo or a video featuring your ‘ghost’. There’s a multitude of filters to make it look like your ‘spirit’ is wandering outside your body, or floating in the air, etc. What’s even greater is that you can adjust any alteration just the way you like it. You don’t even have to prepare photos in advance – start the app, snap as many shots as you need, and get spooky and creative!

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     3. Filterra

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      Having fun is cool enough, but what if you’re into meticulous post-processing? You cannot carry Photoshop around with you. The answer, however, is simple: install photo editor Filterra and edit away to your heart’s content. As stated on the official Filterra website, this app stands out from the crowd as it seeks to bring pro level tools to everyone, at the same time making enhancement simpler and quicker. Filterra offers more than enough powerful functions to adjust your selfies and other photos – to the extent that you’ll be at a loss which variant is better. Should you need even more custom-made tools, you can get additional bundles from the Store.

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      4. Facetune

      Did you ever happen to resent Mother Nature for that mole right on your eyelid, or the unwieldy shape of your eyebrows, or the height of the cheekbones? There’s a solution, far cheaper and safer than plastic surgery, – Facetune! The app comes for a small fee – $3.99, but it is sure worth the money. Smooth out any imperfections, alter facial features, add color to eyes and lips and hair; it allows to reduce red- and white-eye effect, retouch stray hairs and dark eye circles and much more in just a couple of taps! And if your selfie is perfect the way it is, you can simply add more focus, adjust lighting as well as dress it up with textures, special effects and frames.

      5. TigerEyes

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        To manifest your wild streak (especially if you’re a cat person), there’s TigerEyes – a free app allowing you to transform your face into a wild cat’s (other animals are available too, albeit for a small fee). Loads of fun guaranteed!

        Photography is a thing you just cannot stop doing; and even if you feel stuck or unimpressed with your performance, there’ll always some handy app to inspire new experiments. Keep up with the trends and stay tuned with the software, and capture and share the moments! Good luck with your incredible and creative selfies!

        Featured photo credit: Lion selfie/Silke Remmery via flickr.com

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        Last Updated on December 2, 2018

        How to Flow Your Way to a More Productive Life

        How to Flow Your Way to a More Productive Life

        Ebb and flow. Contraction and expansion. Highs and lows. It’s all about the cycles of life.

        The entire course of our life follows this up and down pattern of more and then less. Our days flow this way, each following a pattern of more energy, then less energy, more creativity and periods of greater focus bookended by moments of low energy when we cringe at the thought of one more meeting, one more call, one more sentence.

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        The key is in understanding how to use the cycles of ebb and flow to our advantage. The ability to harness these fluctuations, understand how they affect our productivity and mood and then apply that knowledge as a tool to improve our lives is a valuable strategy that few individuals or corporations have mastered.

        Here are a few simple steps to start using this strategy today:

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        Review Your Past Flow

        Take just a few minutes to look back at how your days and weeks have been unfolding. What time of the day are you the most focused? Do you prefer to be more social at certain times of the day? Do you have difficulty concentrating after lunch or are you energized? Are there days when you can’t seem to sit still at your desk and others when you could work on the same project for hours?

        Do you see a pattern starting to emerge? Eventually you will discover a sort of map or schedule that charts your individual productivity levels during a given day or week.  That’s the first step. You’ll use this information to plan your days going forward.

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        Schedule According to Your Flow Pattern

        Look at the types of things you do each day…each week. What can you move around so that it’s a better fit for you? Can you suggest to your team that you schedule meetings for late morning if you can’t stand to be social first thing? Can you schedule detailed project work or highly creative tasks, like writing or designing when you are best able to focus? How about making sales calls or client meetings on days when you are the most social and leaving billing or reports until another time when you are able to close your door and do repetitive tasks.

        Keep in mind that everyone is different and some things are out of our control. Do what you can. You might be surprised at just how flexible clients and managers can be when they understand that improving your productivity will result in better outcomes for them.

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        Account for Big Picture Fluctuations

        Look at the bigger picture. Consider what happens during different months or times during the year. Think about what is going on in the other parts of your life. When is the best time for you to take on a new project, role or responsibility? Take into account other commitments that zap your energy. Do you have a sick parent, a spouse who travels all the time or young children who demand all of your available time and energy?

        We all know people who ignore all of this advice and yet seem to prosper and achieve wonderful success anyway, but they are usually the exception, not the rule. For most of us, this habitual tendency to force our bodies and our brains into patterns of working that undermine our productivity result in achieving less than desired results and adding more stress to our already overburdened lives.

        Why not follow the ebb and flow of your life instead of fighting against it?

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