Can't find a photo of yourself from the last year that you love? Hate having to ask someone to take your photo and they cut your legs? Advanced selfie is for you!
I cannot count the number of times I noticed in an uploaded group photo that my eyes were closed, or that it wasn't a flattering image of me. When looking at a group photo, we tend to only look at our self to see if we look good (which is probably what was going on in the head of the person who uploaded it in the first place). We are our own worst critic. We see through our own perspective, our own internal dialogue, our own head… It’s simply us.
“We are our own worst critic. We see through our own perspective, our own internal dialogue, our own head… It’s simply us.”
We measure ourselves, and our self-worth by standards that are not even realistic. All models work hard on their bodies (Their success depends on good genes and their treating the maintenance of their looks as if it is a full time job). Professional models photos are also "photoshopped". How can we hope to measure up to them? I can say about myself that since I learned Photoshop it is even harder to look at an untouched up photo of myself, since I know how to fix it - but letting go and leaving a photo as is - that is the first step to self acceptance.
When I was in Vancouver in 2009 I gained a lot of weight. I mean A LOT. Let's just say it was more than 10 pounds in three months. To all those people who only know me though my writing, I am 5 feet and 1 inch tall (1.57 meters). All that fat was stuffed into a small body... making me look like the frog in Shrek after he blew up. Why am I telling you this? Because I want to explain that I became so self conscious about myself that I hid those photos in my hard drive, with a security code, that only a really good hacker could access what is in that file. For the longest time I stopped taking photos of myself when I photographed nice views because I was afraid that I would not want print those images ever since I was in the pictures. It took me a long time to learn how to take good photos of myself no matter what my size was.
“It took me a long time to learn how to take good photos of myself no matter what my size was.”
Not long ago I stumbled on @SorelleAmore's social media page. She created the concept of #advancedselfie that I can't stop reading about. This concept enables people that want/need a good photo of themselves (for media/dating/work profiles), to take their own photos and to learn which are the right angles, what clothes are flattering and how to make the best images possible without needing someone else to take the photo.
Look at your phone/computer and check the date of the last image of yourself that you LOVE. Has it been a year since it was taken? - that can be the first sign that you could be helped by learning the Advanced Selfie technique. Having a photo that YOU love of yourself can make you feel good about yourself, perform better in business, with your family, in relationships, and interactions with friends. All that means you'll live better, and feel better mentally.
What are you waiting for? Check out Sorelle Amore's Youtube channel to learn how to stand, what to wear and how to take that great image of yourself!
I'd love to see how they turned out! >Send me the image :)