The world is ever changing and I do not blame or go rage on people for using new terms that came out of no where wrongly but I also see a need for me to educate everyone. See: Imma tutorial here.
|Okay, I lied. I did not keep calm and I rage on people who uses these terms wrongly.|
Before we go into the comments on my Facebook page, I shall attempt to share with you what are considered selfies and what are not. We have to thank my #BBFF (Trademark Pending) from BehindTheBasics (Legit Blogger because she got a blog) for rushing down to help me with this tutorial even after her sexy
Selfie 1 : Using your own hand, taking about picture of yourself by pressing the button or using a 3 - 10 secs timer for people with short thumbs. (Like Jac)
|Point to note is that you will usually see your own hand which is holding the phone unless you do super close up.|
Selfie 2: Pretty much similar to the 1st example but with a selfie stick. Regardless of how far you zoom in or out, Whether you can see your full body or not. Whether you can see your selfie stick or not, they are all selfies.
|Look Ma, No Sticks!|
|I'm proud of my pink stick.|
Selfie 3: 1 person holding the camera with 2 or more people in the picture. Some people choose to call it the #Wefie but technically it is also a selfie because the person who was taking the picture of him/herself is still in the same picture taken by him/herself just with the addition of extra people.
|#BBFF 4eva~ *insert irritating bimbo voice*|
|This is something I am very proud of. My long *cough* arms. I once got 20 people on one screen. Don't play play.|
Not-A-Selfie: Of course, we have done 4 basic types of selfies above and there are people confused with the use of timer and tripod which I will explain later. But this is NOT a selfie even when you set the timer yourself.
This is how you look.
|Looking good here... But...|
And this is how pathetic you look BehindTheScene:
|Hi, My name is Jac and I am on a date with no one because I do not like guys with hands in pocket.|
|BTW, no ad masking. We were at Starbucks and Lim bei paid for drinks not Starbucks.|
BehindTheScene: Nice try hiding the tripod so far away but nope.
So some can argue to say that since you set the tripod yourself and you set the timing yourself it should be considered a selfie but my debate would be, wouldn't that make Neoprint machine or any form of photobooth a selfie machine too since you set it? You wouldn't agree wouldn't you?
Obviously NOT A Selfie: I mean I thought this is kinda obvious. The type where someone else help you take the picture. But you will be surprise I've seen people tagging those pictures as selfie or even during a presentation and used those pictures as selfie. In case you have no idea what I am talking about. THIS.
|Nothing is going to make Jac look bad. I wonder what's her secret.|
I mean of course there are many other variation one can think or ask. What about this what about that.
So I am going to give you an ultimate conclusion.
Selfie is a picture taken by yourself with your own hand(s) contacting either the camera or a selfie pod with you in the picture. If 1. You are not in the picture means not a selfie. 2. If you are not contacting the device means not a selfie either. Phone far far away, contacting a remote control, is also not selfie.
To help you understand better.
Selfie is like masturbating. You have to do it yourself with or without a tool but you have to be the one doing it physically. If your tool is automated without your effort, you are being f*cked by an automated robot (also known as a symbian, not the old skool mobile OS) or someone using a tool (can be considered petting or even rape in some case). That is not masturbation. As for remote control case, you can wear a remote control vibration panty and press it on and off, that ain't masturbation too thus not selfie. And if someone is shooting you, that's just sex. (Pun intended)
BTW, why are your selfies so nice...
And if you are wondering why our skin like so perfect despite after pole dancing class (jac not me) and a day of work (that's me). This is the work of the newly launched Huawei P8! They have this function which is one level above a normal beautify camera - it is call the "PERFECT SELFIE"! Stay tuned for a full review of the phone soon! It is really pretty neat!
|Image: Huawei Singapore Facebook Page.|
Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post although the Huawei P8 is a sponsored phone. Views are my own. Images are my own and some edited by Jac. < 3