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Selfie: How It Came to Be

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Come on, admit it: you've taken at least one or two selfies by now, and shared them with your friends, family or social network. These fun self-portraits became "cool" with the proliferation of mobile phones featuring front-facing cameras. They're super simple, yet there's so much to learn about this style of photography. In this interesting presentation, we explore its origin, its popularity, and its dos and don'ts. Happy reading!

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Selfie: How It Came to Be

  1. 1. How It Came To Be Presented by Slideshop
  2. 2. Source: Oxford Dictionaries The word “selfie” was first used in an Australian online forum in 2002, but it only went mainstream in 2012.
  3. 3. In 2013, ‘selfie’ was named Word of the Year by Oxford Dictionaries. Source: Oxford Dictionaries
  4. 4. Source: Timeline However, the idea of a self-portrait can be traced back through millennia, with artists depicting themselves in various art forms.
  5. 5. Source: Timeline The first photographic selfie is believed to have been taken by Robert Cornelius in 1839, using daguerreotypy, an early form of photography.
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  7. 7. The proliferation of smartphones with front-facing cameras has paved the way for more casual self- portraits.
  8. 8. DIFFERENT KINDS OF SELFIES: Bed Selfie Mirror Selfie Sunset Selfie Beach Selfie
  9. 9. Restaurant Selfie Gym Selfie Duckface Selfie Feet Selfie DIFFERENT KINDS OF SELFIES:
  10. 10. Source: Daily Mail A study revealed that females aged 16-25 are the most prolific selfie-takers. 0 - 15 26 - >16 - 25
  11. 11. Source: Daily Mail Time spent per selfie session: 16 minutes Frequency of selfie sessions: 3 times a day Number of shots taken before finding the perfect one: 7 selfies
  12. 12. But it’s not only the younger, female generation who take selfies. Almost everyone does.
  13. 13. YOU HAVE PROBABLY SEEN THESE PEOPLE TAKING SELFIES, TOO: Actors and actresses Heads of state The pope Astronauts Royal families
  14. 14. In fact, even animals have jumped onto the selfie bandwagon.
  15. 15. Source: Buzzfeed ANIMALS WHOSE SELFIES HAVE GONE VIRAL: Elephant Cat Dog Monkey Sloth
  16. 16. The selfie photo craze became so prevalent some organizations and companies have used selfies in marketing campaigns.
  17. 17. #LastSelfie message: World Wildlife Fund’s #UnderwaterSelfie Challenge: GALAXY S5’s #CastMeMarc Contest: Marc Jacobs’ Click the play button to view the marketing video. Click the play button to view the marketing video. Click the play button to view the marketing video.
  18. 18. BUT HERE’S A FRIENDLY REMINDER: “Don’t let ‘selfie fever’ affect your health, safety or state of mind.”
  19. 19. Source: Mirror Selfie addiction can be an indicator of Body Dysmorphic Disorder – an excessive anxiety about personal appearance.
  20. 20. Taking selfies can even be fatal. For example, if you’re not paying attention, you could be hit by a car or have a serious fall while taking a photo of yourself.
  21. 21. Source: Mashable In fact, in 2015, more people died from selfie mishaps than from shark attacks.
  22. 22. ARE THERE RULES FOR TAKING THE PERFECT SELFIE? YES!
  23. 23. SELFIE DON’Ts: Don’t hit people with your selfie stick Don’t risk your safety Don’t expect yourself to look perfect Don’t ignore perfect timing Don’t ignore ‘no selfie sticks’ rules
  24. 24. SELFIE DO’s: Have an interesting facial expression Have a good composition Pick well-lit areas Find your good side Experiment with different angles
  25. 25. Anamika Mishra “A good selfie is when you successfully capture the feeling of that very moment!”
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