To selfie or not to selfie...

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greatscott94
greatscott94 Regular Member • Posts: 263
To selfie or not to selfie...
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That is my question...

D800, 70-200 2.8 VRII, 1/100, f11, ISO 80, 200mm

D800, 70-200 2.8 VRII, 1/50, f16, ISO 50, 150mm

All post processing done in lightroom and Silver Efex Pro2

Cheers

P.S. the mustache is no more...

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Ronan_M
Ronan_M Senior Member • Posts: 1,282
Re: To selfie or not to selfie...
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like the first one a lot.

Whats the definition of a selfie ? I though there had to be some hand-helding involved (not just tripod and remote...otherwise its just a self-portrait).

Here's one of my selfies

Stephen Knox Senior Member • Posts: 1,335
Re: To selfie or not to selfie...
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Ronan_M wrote:

like the first one a lot.

Whats the definition of a selfie ? I though there had to be some hand-helding involved (not just tripod and remote...otherwise its just a self-portrait).

Here's one of my selfies

I don't think a selfie has to be hand held. A selfie is just a self portrait, pure and simple, so there have always been selfies, even back in the days of Van Gogh, but they weren't actually called selfies until recently. If Van Gogh were around today, you might even hear him say, "Do you like my new selfie?"

Here's on of my selfie's (below). It's a 20 second exposure where I stood in front of the camera for only 10 out of those 20 seconds. I fancied trying something a bit different.

Of course I used a tripod and remote release, but that doesn't mean that it's not as selfie...

greatscott94
greatscott94 OP Regular Member • Posts: 263
Re: To selfie or not to selfie...

Ronan_M wrote:

like the first one a lot.

Whats the definition of a selfie ? I though there had to be some hand-helding involved (not just tripod and remote...otherwise its just a self-portrait).

Here's one of my selfies

I'd have to agree with Knox in regards to his interpretation of a selfie... but either way your's is fantastic. Thanks for sharing bud.

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greatscott94
greatscott94 OP Regular Member • Posts: 263
Re: To selfie or not to selfie...

Stephen Knox wrote:

Ronan_M wrote:

like the first one a lot.

Whats the definition of a selfie ? I though there had to be some hand-helding involved (not just tripod and remote...otherwise its just a self-portrait).

Here's one of my selfies

I don't think a selfie has to be hand held. A selfie is just a self portrait, pure and simple, so there have always been selfies, even back in the days of Van Gogh, but they weren't actually called selfies until recently. If Van Gogh were around today, you might even hear him say, "Do you like my new selfie?"

Here's on of my selfie's (below). It's a 20 second exposure where I stood in front of the camera for only 10 out of those 20 seconds. I fancied trying something a bit different.

Of course I used a tripod and remote release, but that doesn't mean that it's not as selfie...

Very interesting selfie Knox, I thought it was a reflection but love the long exposure concept.

Cheers

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Stephen Knox Senior Member • Posts: 1,335
Re: To selfie or not to selfie...

greatscott94 wrote:

Stephen Knox wrote:

Ronan_M wrote:

like the first one a lot.

Whats the definition of a selfie ? I though there had to be some hand-helding involved (not just tripod and remote...otherwise its just a self-portrait).

Here's one of my selfies

I don't think a selfie has to be hand held. A selfie is just a self portrait, pure and simple, so there have always been selfies, even back in the days of Van Gogh, but they weren't actually called selfies until recently. If Van Gogh were around today, you might even hear him say, "Do you like my new selfie?"

Here's on of my selfie's (below). It's a 20 second exposure where I stood in front of the camera for only 10 out of those 20 seconds. I fancied trying something a bit different.

Of course I used a tripod and remote release, but that doesn't mean that it's not as selfie...

Very interesting selfie Knox, I thought it was a reflection but love the long exposure concept.

Cheers

Thanks Scott. That technique is good for shooting "ghost" pictures as well.

Find a darkish, spooky old building or place, maybe a church or graveyard, get someone in period dress to stand in the shot for just a portion of the long exposure and it will look pretty cool.

greatscott94
greatscott94 OP Regular Member • Posts: 263
Re: To selfie or not to selfie...
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