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The Art of the Selfie

By April 20, 2018 April 26th, 2019 No Comments

How do you take a winning selfie? We’ll talk about that in this article.

Read on…

There is no single one way to take a great selfie. However, there is a core principle that should guide all selfies you ever take on your iPhone or Android — your selfies must create an emotional win-win. Keep your selfie simple.

You must always remember this. Winning selfies are good for all.

A winning selfie is one that rewards the three key parties to a selfie: the selfie taker, the selfie viewer, and the selfie itself.

To start, let’s review the motivations of the selfie taker and what it means to “win” for the person snapping the photo or the SelfieYo, as the case may be.

Snapping a selfie should be a rewarding experience that captures some essence of yourself in time. Your selfie can be directly linked to a place, an event, an outfit, or some emotion you wish to capture and share. That can be thing you want to remember. Memorable selfies matter.

There’s really no limit to the hows, the whens, or the wheres of selfie’ing when it comes to creating a moment in time that you want to capture. It’s totally up to you.

Selfie often and selfie with joy. This is key.

So, “winning” in this respect is almost guaranteed as long as you snap a selfie you are proud of. Count on it.

This generally means: clarity, a focal point of the snap, something interesting about the photo. We have covered this in past posts and will expand on it in the future.

Now, onto the trickier part of the Art of the Selfie: the viewer must feel something. Trust us. Make the viewer feel your selfie.

Your selfie should create a sensational moment in the hearts of everyone else that views it. Humor matters, too.

There is not necessarily a steadfast rule on what type of emotion your selfie should create — but it should definitely give the viewer a moment of pause to feel something connecting him or her to that moment whence you snapped said selfie. 😂

Consider a sense of joy, a sense of shared compassion, a sense of happiness or laughter; your selfie should evoke the human emotion in a way that gives it meaning for others on SelfieYo, on Instagram, on Snapchat, or whatever selfie outlet you choose to snap on. People will remember how your selfie makes them feel.

And that gets us to the final element of the Art of the Selfie — the selfie itself must “win” in order for the other parties to be satisfied by the experience.

What does this mean? Well, after you snap your selfie, it takes on a life of its own. A selfie never dies.

Your selfie is now the embodiment of a moment, that, without it, would be forever lost in the space time continuum. The universe is constantly expanding. Your selfieverse should also be expanding.

So this means that your selfie becomes a fleck in the universe that will live to infinity — if — that’s a big if, it has a genuine sense of satisfactory meaning that can be felt by others.

Hence, a “win” for the selfie itself. This would be a win for you, too.

The best way to ensure you are adhering to the Art of the Selfie rules is to practice your game on SelfieYo. We encourage you to snap daily and strive to improve with each and every selfie. Try it out, come up with something new and then your selfie will be real art! Selfie winning takes practice. Snap each and everyday for the best outcomes.

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