Tips to Master the Art of the Self PortraitYou’ve just stepped out of the salon or even out of the comfort of your own home with a fresh banging hairstyle. It’s time to show of your new do. A bomb selfie is now in order but how can you make the picture stand out? PLE has the recipe for the perfect hair selfie. But first, let’s chat about the origin and buzz surrounding the selfie. The New York Post states that "self-portraits or selfies have been around since photography became an affordable hobby for millions in the mid 19th century." Our friends down under have claimed that they invented the term “selfie” after its first known use was revealed to by an Australian describing a photograph taken while getting drunk at a 21st birthday party. According to Wikipedia, “a selfie is a self-portrait photograph, typically taken with a smartphone, held in hand or by a selfie stick. A hair selfie, or known as 'helfie', focuses only on your hair. Now that we’ve cleared up the definition for those who may not know, let’s get to the good stuff. Here is what you need:
- Your smartphone
- Selfie stick (optional)
- Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat or your choice of social media outlets
- A fun mood and attitude
- Natural light or a light ring which illuminates a light for front or back camera.