Who would have ever thought that I would be a pro-selfie advocate? This coming from a woman who struggles to get in front of the camera. I have to admit that my daughter has helped me get more comfortable with turning the camera lens toward myself. I also still think about this video from Dove quite often. It had an impact on me.
This article from Marissa Cetin on Mashable is worth a read.
Yes, there are too many duck faces out there – and that’s a trend I will never understand. It is quite unflattering and makes people look like they have strange mustaches. It’s also important to keep the whole thing in balance. If you are posting selfies all of the time, people are going to think you are self-centered. There also seems to be a cultural backlash against men who post selfies. Mixed messages abound when it comes to this type of photography. Generally speaking though, there are some guidelines for selfie etiquette. This post from izzigadgets does a good job of going over the basics. Nice infographic also!
I don’t want to be a hater. I get tired of people hating on food photos or saying there are too many pictures of the sky on Instagram or too many selfies. The beauty of our modern day information streams is that we can choose who we follow. I personally love to see what people find worth photographing. There is art in everything. Also, sometimes it’s just fun to share. And I certainly love to see the faces of those who I’m connecting with. So I will point the camera at myself and leave you with a selfie.