How to take a selfie.

  • 4sport

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    Apr 06, 2014 4:16 PM GMT
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?list=RDFarGT40V8tc&v=FarGT40V8tc
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    Apr 06, 2014 4:20 PM GMT
    Oh, so that's how they do it. I think selfies are an art icon_lol.gif
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    Apr 07, 2014 1:46 AM GMT
    Mmmmhhh, I usually just keep taking photos until one finally turns out okay. Can take a while sometimes tho ...
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    Apr 07, 2014 1:47 AM GMT
    ask Behemoth
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    Apr 07, 2014 1:51 AM GMT
    th3ro saidMmmmhhh, I usually just keep taking photos until one finally turns out okay. Can take a while sometimes tho ...

    I'm not photogenic. But that's a good thing. When people meet me, they always say I look better than my pictures.
    I have to take about 20 before I get one that looks *somewhat* like me.
    I wonder why some people always look good in a picture and others always look bad. What's the criteria?
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    Apr 07, 2014 2:00 AM GMT
    David3000 saidask Behemoth


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    Apr 07, 2014 2:05 AM GMT
    JohnSpotter said
    th3ro saidMmmmhhh, I usually just keep taking photos until one finally turns out okay. Can take a while sometimes tho ...

    I'm not photogenic. But that's a good thing. When people meet me, they always say I look better than my pictures.
    I have to take about 20 before I get one that looks *somewhat* like me.
    I wonder why some people always look good in a picture and others always look bad. What's the criteria?


    It's the same for me. I almost always look worse in photos, with some exceptions (like you say, 1 in 20 or more).

    Also smiling never seems to work out so well, blue steel all the way, LOL.
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    Apr 07, 2014 2:25 AM GMT
    ^ Well, not just to compliment you (since you live on the other side of the world) but you look pretty good there so you must be drop dead gorgeous.
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    Apr 07, 2014 2:30 AM GMT
    JohnSpotter said^ Well, not just to compliment you (since you live on the other side of the world) but you look pretty good there so you must be drop dead gorgeous.


    Hah thanks. I only took this selfie yesterday when I joined RJ for my profile. Took like 60!!!! shots (I was bored ...).
  • FRE0

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    Apr 07, 2014 6:26 AM GMT
    Actually, it's better to use a real camera, not a cell 'phone, and mount the camera on a tripod. Then, use the remote control to activate the camera. The camera can be connected to a TV set so you will know what the picture will look like.

    As the guy in the video said, lighting is everything. It is possible to set up lighting and experiment with it to get good results.

    Another trick, which I haven't tried yet, is to apply a mixture of glycerin and water to your body to make it shiny; the mixture should be about 2/3 water and 1/3 glycerine. It will not evaporate like water since glycerine is hygroscopic, and because it is highly soluble, it will rinse off easily unlike oil which is messy.

    My posted pictures are selfies taken as I described above.
  • ATLANTIS7

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    Apr 07, 2014 6:27 AM GMT
    He gave me a headache!
  • FRE0

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    Apr 07, 2014 6:28 AM GMT
    th3ro said
    JohnSpotter said^ Well, not just to compliment you (since you live on the other side of the world) but you look pretty good there so you must be drop dead gorgeous.


    Hah thanks. I only took this selfie yesterday when I joined RJ for my profile. Took like 60!!!! shots (I was bored ...).


    At least with digital cameras, it does not cost more to take many pictures and keep only the best ones. In the olden days when cameras used film, that could get expensive. Besides, the developing personnel could act as censors.
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    Apr 07, 2014 6:49 AM GMT
    LOL. That dude has a pretty good YT channel.
  • PolitiMAC

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    Apr 07, 2014 7:46 AM GMT
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kdemFfbS5H0

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    Apr 07, 2014 2:53 PM GMT
    FRE0 saidActually, it's better to use a real camera, not a cell 'phone, and mount the camera on a tripod. Then, use the remote control to activate the camera. The camera can be connected to a TV set so you will know what the picture will look like.

    As the guy in the video said, lighting is everything. It is possible to set up lighting and experiment with it to get good results.

    Another trick, which I haven't tried yet, is to apply a mixture of glycerin and water to your body to make it shiny; the mixture should be about 2/3 water and 1/3 glycerine. It will not evaporate like water since glycerine is hygroscopic, and because it is highly soluble, it will rinse off easily unlike oil which is messy.

    My posted pictures are selfies taken as I described above.

    Can do the same with my digital camera and the "remote viewfinder" app on my phone which works as a viewing screen and a shutter button to take the pic..... Digital camera works off wi-fi

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    Apr 07, 2014 3:04 PM GMT
    Ooh my specialty!