Follow the steps below to turn your camera on to see yourself or test that it's working properly. See also the following section on troubleshooting where we outline what could be wrong if the camera isn't turning on for you -- and common steps to take to fix the issue.Turn on the camera using Turn Camera On
Over the last half decade, it's becoming more and more apparent how popular selfies have become. We asked expert Instagram users what their best tips were for styling their shots. See below for their tips on how to improve your photos!
Lighting. Don't be back lit. Ideally, have natural, soft, and indirect light on your face, and don't sit with a light source directly behind you. This will let all the features of your face appear natural and in full color.
Face position. Stick your chin out and slightly down (but not so much that you look strained). This helps give your face more definition and avoids the perception of the dreaded "double chin".
Posture. Sit up with your shoulders back. This helps project confidence and energy.
Surroundings. Be mindful of your surroundings. Place yourself in a nice background, and make sure the surrounding area is clean enough to be in your photo.
and... don't forget to smile :-)!
Having trouble turning your camera on? There are many possible reasons. Here are the basic steps to take to get your camera working again:
Computer camera troubleshooting
Built-in or external camera? If your device is built-in (like on a Macbook or Chromebook), you don't need to check the connection with the computer. Additionally, the drivers are likely up-to-date, since the necessary software comes with the computer. However, if you're using an external camera, you'll want to do the following:
Restart your device. Most of the time, the issue is temporary and will resolve itself from a reboot.
Allow permission for TurnCameraOn to use your camera. When you first load the site, make sure to choose "Allow" when your browser asks if you want to let TurnCameraOn use your camera. If you accidentally click don't allow, just clear your cache and it will ask you again.
Mobile camera troubleshooting