The summer in Paris is full of tourists and unfortunately thieves as well. I only trust families with small kids to “borrow” my camera to take photos of the Gal Pals. When a handy family is not hanging around, then it’s time to take matters into your own hands and take self portraits, or Selfies as the kids call them.
- Don’t take yourself too seriously, have fun with them. You can always delete the ones that make you look insane, tired or too pale.
- Do take several at a time and change your expression and facial angle to see which one you like best.
- When taking a selfie of more than one person, elicit the help of the second person to reach the shutter button when you can’t.
- Three in the selfie photo is a record for me, I am not sure if you have arms long enough to fit a fourth. If any of my photography mates out there have a solution, please send me the solution in the comments below.
- Remember, those in the front always look more pale than those behind you, so try to be evenly staged to avoid the Casper the Ghost effect.
- Decide what you want, you or the building/statue and emphasize your preference, use angles and be creative; when you can’t get it all in the photo go for an artsy look and cut out parts.
- Usually it is best to hold the camera above your head when taking a selfie, it prevents the double and triple chin shots.
Here are the good, the bad and the ugly selfies I snapped last month in Paris. Some are just me and others include my two fun-loving sisters-in-law, Kate and Andrea: