The camp of self portraiture is divided into those who love, and those who loathe selfies. Personally I love ‘em, it is a great chance to tell your own story and express a vision no one else can possibly imagine. Those that loathe them may well have been over exposed to far too many Myspace profile pics, but hey, that is just my opinion.
When it comes to taking a good ‘selfie’, it is vitally important that you avoid the shallow waters of vanity, and instead thrust yourself into the depths of self discovery and artistic licence. Admittedly, we all want to make ourselves look great in a picture, but that should not be the main objective of a self portrait.
Having said that, for a lot of people the act of self portraiture is a way of accepting their own appearance, and it can take a whole heap of courage to decide to share that shot, so of course you want to look good. It is also important to remember that nakedness in portraiture is unavoidable, whether you are clothed or not - a successful selfie is deeply revealing, and honesty is the key.
So, without further ado, here is what you should consider when setting up a selfie…
Selfies are not for the vain, they are for the curious.