Like them or loathe them, you can’t go 2 seconds on social media these days without seeing a ‘selfie’ photo.
For anyone out there who doesn’t know what a selfie is, I’m actually very envious and would dearly like to know your secret!
But let’s face it, most of us will have taken at least one in our smartphone-centric lives.
Personally, I’m not a massive selfie-taker. Occasionally, if my husband and I have scrubbed up particularly well for a night out (rare!), I’ll grab the phone, stick my arm out so my shoulder is on the verge of dislocation, make us both smile maniacally for the camera and hope for the best! But these shots often remain deep in my phone, never to be shared, except for the sporadic changing of a profile picture here & there.
But even though I’m not a big selfie shooter, I’ll happily explore the more spectacular photographic results they can wield.
Photo copyright, Gordon Buchanan
Photo copyright, IAF
And it’s not just a simple selfie anymore. I was initially completely flummoxed by the rise of the ‘selfie stick’! “Surely the reach of our arms can do it well enough?” I cried!
But, after seeing some truly amazing shots that otherwise would’ve been completely missed, I totally see their benefit and scope.
With my fear of heights, I feel quite queezy just looking at some of these shots, let alone having the guts to venture up this high with a camera *gulp*
I think it’s time I bit the bullet and bought one – will keep the blog updated with any gems I happen to shoot, but meanwhile I’ll leave it to these selfie-pros to deliver…
Photo copyright, Alexander Remnev
Photo copyright, Mike Hopkins NASA
If you can point me towards any amazing selfie shots out there, please share below, I’d love to see 🙂