Advanced Selfie… what?!
The lovely Sorelle Amore coined the term Advanced Selfie. It basically involves you just taking a photo of yourself without anyone’s assistance and in any pose you like. Additionally, in a way, it goes beyond just taking a photograph of yourself. It’s about embracing the body you currently have right now.
Alright, now I’m interested. How do you do an Advanced Selfie?!
Well, I’m so glad you asked! 😛
First off, get any available camera that you have – whether that is your smartphone and/or DSLR camera.
Random Dude: Uh, I don’t have a professional looking camera?!
Then a smartphone or any digital camera is just fine!
From there, find an object that can stabilize your phone/camera whether it’s a tree branch or somebody’s mailbox or better yet get a tripod. Amazon sells them for less than $20!
Once your camera is stabilized, just find your timer settings on your phone/camera. It usually ranges from two seconds to ten seconds depending on what gear you have.
From there, you just do whatever pose brings you joy, like jumping, reading a book, eating chocolate, etc.
What I have learned from doing an Advanced Selfie
From constantly doing Advanced Selfies, I’ve learned to appreciate my body. I’m very thankful that I can still walk and breathe.
I used to always or at least for the most part avoid/dread cameras during family gatherings. Usually, I frowned or so. I was so insecure. And even when I did lose the desired weight, I still had that lingering insecurity and I thought about losing more weight.
I think this body insecurity stemed from a few factors: obviously, the celeberities and famous people who showcased their “before” and “after” bodies. Also, I had friends who commented on wanting to lose weight. And lastly, my family, especially my mom, was always worried about the way I ate and so.
But, now, I feel more secure than ever before and I feel like the Advanced Selfie further enhances the beauty that I have right now.
It’s truly a blessing from God that I made it this far! 🙂
The following selfies have been taken on the Canon GX7 Mark II with a tripod from the palace grounds of Schönbrunn in Vienna, Austria and Parque Retiró in Madrid, Spain.