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7 Creative Selfie Ideas for Capturing Unique Selfies

Selfies have taken the world by storm. From children to pets to famous talk show hosts to the President of the United States, the selfie craze seems to have indiscriminately gripped everyone. Taking advantage of the selfie-obession, developers have started launching apps that allow selfie-lovers to share their clicks with each other. Brands are holding selfie competitions to increase publicity. Psychologists too have gone out on a limb to study and understand this infectious cultural phenomenon. With selfie-enthusiasts constantly pushing the boundaries of creativity, selfie-taking has almost become an art!

So, with so many people taking so many selfies, how do you capture a selfie that stands out? Here are a couple of ideas to help you stage planned selfies that still look interesting, candid and spontaneous.

Strategically positioned selfies:

The trick here is to creatively position your body against things in your surroundings. By doing so, you can use everyday objects to create imaginative, innovative selfies.

 

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Reflection Selfies:

Click a selfie that captures your reflection instead of your real self. This is quite a creative technique and calls for a certain amount of practice and skill as you need to see that the flash from your camera does not blotch up parts of your reflection.

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Shadow/Silhouette Selfies:

This photography method will make Film Noir directors proud. It calls for the careful manipulation of ambient lighting to create stark or blurry silhouettes that outline the face structure. Sharp profile silhouettes look extremely artistic as they capture facial features although the image is devoid of colour and light.

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Not-without-my-pet Selfies:

Ideal for animal lovers, this selfie idea gives you a chance to proclaim your love for your pet to the world! Cuddles and kisses make for cute poses. You could also match your expression with your pet’s for a bit of humour.

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What’s-happening-behind-me Selfies:

An interesting selfie idea, these selfies capture not only you, but also people, things and interesting happenings that fall within the frame. It’s a great way to show the world that you were physically present at the spot where something interesting occurred. It’s also perfect for those ‘Can you spot the…’ Facebook updates!

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Prop-enhanced Selfies:

Props can help give selfies a whimsical, quirky appeal. Masquerade masks, hats, cardboard cut-outs are perfect for adding spunk to your selfie image. For a flourish of fancy, don costumes that complement the chosen prop.

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Exotic location Selfies:

A great way to let the world in on your recent trips around the world, location selfies are taken next to artistic carvings, exotic paintings, scenic beaches and other exotic, historical monuments. Ideal for the enthusiastic globe-trotter, these selfies also make great additions to travel blogs and scrapbooks.

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Well, I hope these ideas help you take selfies that are cooler than the ones your friends take!

This was about interesting selfie ideas, but if you’re a rookie to selfie-taking, you might want to familiarize yourself with a couple of pointers that will help you take a perfect selfie. There are a lot of things one needs to keep in mind when clicking a selfie. Your surroundings and the lighting conditions are two of them, for more, read this article:

How to Take the Perfect Selfie

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