Selfies, otherwise referred to as self-portraits, are photos taken using a Digi-cam or smartphone, that capture one’s face and taken by oneself. Selfies are often flattering, and are meant to appear casual. In this article, we examine the recent craze and highlight the art of taking selfies.
Why People Take Selfies
Today, we all have smartphones, digital cameras and a varied number of other devices that make it easier for you to capture quality photos. Traditionally, you took a picture by handing over your camera to someone else and asking them to do it for you. But selfies are the order of the day now. Here are some of the reasons (some however strange) why people take selfies today.
- Getting to Know New People – this might sound quite strange, but it certainly makes sense. One of the reasons why people take selfies is so as to be accepted by people of the opposite sex. You want other people to accept you. You want them to like your Instagram, Facebook and snapchat posts, so that they may like you.
- Socially Awkward Characters – folks have often taken selfies to make socially awkward statements about themselves. For instance, when you want to speak to the opposite sex, you might want to make a statement using a selfie.
- Update the Scene – this is perhaps an obvious one, and it’s the same reason why you post on your Facebook profile. You want to keep people updated about you. You want to let your friends, workplace buddies, relatives or colleagues to get wind of what you’re up to. So you result to using selfies to pass the message.
These are just a few of the reasons why people take selfies. In examining the art of the selfies, we understand the various motivations behind this photography crazy. The trending of the selfie ‘habit’ is the key reasons why accessories such as the selfie stick and monopods are selling like hotcakes on Amazon. Have a happy selfie time!Read More