Ok, so there are a LOT of things that bloggers do in their day-to-day blogging life that make most “normal” people smirk. Or even laugh out loud.
For starters, we’re usually super-glued to our smart-phones, ears acutely attuned to distinguish a Twitter alert from a Facebook notification. That’s a skill, right?
Put us together in small or large groups and an outsider looking in would wonder how a conversation was actually taking place … because we’re all talking to each other while looking down at said phones.
Bloggers are also extremely fond of taking photos. Of other people and things but also of themselves.
This particular photo genre has been lovingly termed “The Selfie”.
Taking of Selfies is, of course, not limited to bloggers.
It was actually fashion designer Alex Perry, who three years ago, insisted that our photo together actually be a Selfie. He grabbed my camera and said, “this will be better”.
He was right. It was. The angle (from above) is way more flattering.
I’ve been utilising and implementing the Selfie ever since. And last week a Facebook reader asked me to write a post about how to take them … so here I am.
Now, as someone who is creating visual content throughout the day – and often that content is based on items I might be wearing or how I’ve done my hair or makeup – the Selfie has become very much a part of my blogging life.
Which amuses my teenage children no end.
I use one of two devices: my iPhone or my Canon G12 camera.
Who does it well?
Whether it’s in a car or in front of her bathroom mirror, Sydney blogger Danimezza rocks an iPhone selfie.
Who does it well
Western Australia-based fashion and lifestyle blogger Karen Cheng does the camera selfie SO well. Her photos are clean and well lit. And she uses just a point and shoot.
Sydney blogger Sarah from A Beach Cottage works her DSLR like nobody’s business. Yes, mostly she photographs her amazing interiors and beach vistas but she’s also the queen of a mirror selfie, especially one that shows off her beach cottage.
How about you? Are you a Selfie Master? What tips do you have for young Selfie players?
Thanks so much to everyone who played along with my Saturday blogging linky last week. Sharing your blogging knowledge with other bloggers and potential bloggers really is how this blogging world best goes round.
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