Let's face it (pun not intended), since Oxford's inclusion of the word selfie in the dictionary, the definition has become a bit more pluralized than "photograph taken of oneself".
Every memorable place you go, couples and groups are staring up at the hand of the person on the end. (or a waiter that doesn't have time for my composition suggestions)
If you are the taker, this tip is for you. If you are a subject - THIS TIP IS ESPECIALLY FOR YOUR DIGNITY.
For sake of bad examples, I didn't have the heart to distort any friends, so I found a few examples to illustrate where you want to be in a Selfie-composed snapshot. PLEASE NOTE: My head is not REALLY 3x larger than the people with me - swallow your comments, and enjoy becoming the most normal looking person in your next "Groupie".
1 - Notice where your camera lens is located.
Notice all faces below are on different focal planes
2 - Think Focal Plane - It Matters!..
3 - Pose everyone an equal distance from the camera (as possible)
"SmartPhone" not "SmartCamera" - Use Wisely...
Thinking for your camera, you can minimize distortion. Pose everyone as close to the same focal plane as possible.
The further you get from the camera, the less the distortion will occur, thus you are more likely to like your image (or it's taker).
If you really care about your image, hire a professional (shameless seed-planting - hey, I've got to eat too!), but for those moments when I just can't be there for you, I hope this tip will provide you some more memorable groupies!
Practice now, because were only a few blinks from those live holiday events.
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