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Taking Selfies: Why, Who, And How? Plus Some Interesting Selfie Facts!
Everyone Is Taking Selfies Now!
How often do you take a selfie?
Thanks to cameras and tablets (and every other piece of technology out there that has a built-in camera), taking selfies is something that almost everyone does. Sure, you could take a selfie before, but it wasn't as easy.
I remember using disposable cameras with my friends, and the later it got, the harder it became to get a picture that had our faces in the frame, and the easier it became to get a picture of someone's ear, top of head, chest, or even feet.
That's why, before the camera phone, asking someone else to take our picture was what usually happened! Do you remember doing that? They looked through the hole, snapped the picture, and usually it worked out pretty good. Not always though. After developing the pictures we still found some with our heads cut off or certain people not in the frame.
That's one of the great things about selfies! They make it easy to get the picture you want without anyone else's help.
Easily Taking The Perfect Picture
Are you on a beautiful beach with no one else around and want to snap the scenery with yourself in it? No problem! Taking selfies is the perfect way to capture the moment, with you included.
The beauty of it is you can see exactly what is being included in your picture and make sure that you don't snap anything you don't want.
I remember my husband and I being in the mountains and wanting a perfect shot with our cheap camera. There was no timer on the camera, and we literally had to wait for someone else to come in order to ensure that we got the shot we wanted. Those days are long gone!
What Else Makes Taking Selfies So Great?
Taking a selfie means that you get to choose how you look, and that normally means you are going to look pretty damn good!
My friend once showed me a picture that she had sent to her new boyfriend, and while it looked amazing, I knew that it took a long time to get it just right. It was a suggestive picture of her in her bed, and her hair looked perfect as she looked up at the camera. When I asked her how long it took her, she admitted that close to fifty pictures were taken before she was satisfied with one.
Yes, this could be considered egotistical, but in this day and age where your face is always in front of others on social media, forums, and online business profiles, you want it to look it's best, and if you have the opportunity to do that, why not?
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GASP! Showing Your True Self In Selfies?
I have a friend on Facebook (she is a photographer) who doesn't always take the best pictures. In fact, she hardly ever takes good selfies. Instead, she shows her real side - and I have to say I admire her for that.
She has taken pictures of herself crying, just waking up, drunker than drunk, and in very unflattering positions.
She has used the dreaded angle from below the face, and she has included the rolls on her stomach in pictures.
In short, she has shown us her true self, and her true story, through her pictures. Not many people are willing to show their less than desirable pictures because they are afraid of what others will think. But the truth is that I think she is probably the coolest person I know on Facebook.
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Taking Selfies Can Be Hard: So Now There's An App For That!
It can be hard to hold the camera in the perfect way while pressing the camera button on the screen at the same time. Sometimes being double jointed is the only way to get the selfie you want.
But, now there is an app (optimized for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch) called GoCam (released June 29, 2014) to help you take your selfie any way you want to take it without having to touch your screen.
It seems as though you will use it just like you would Kinect on Xbox. You simply use your hand to get the apps attention and send a signal that you are ready for your selfie!
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Got Any Thoughts On Taking Selfies?
Do you have anything you want to share about selfies? Maybe how much you hate people suddenly stopping in front of you to take a selfie? Or is that just me? Anywase, please feel free to share in the comments below.