So you’ve snapped a selfie with a C-list celebrity, taken one in the bathroom mirror, done the high-angle pouting selfie, and now you’re after something different?
Once you’ve taken one selfie you’ve naturally got the urge to try and top it with the next. Also before you know it, the ‘interesting selfie’ wars break out on the social networks, and the pressure is on to up your game.
Hopefully these ideas will give you some inspiration for your next selfie. Share them in the comments!
1. The Underwater Selfie
If you’re feeling a bit adventurous or have a waterproof camera/housing – why not try the underwater selfie.
Of course if you don’t have an underwater camera you can still get a pretty cool shot.
2. The Astro Selfie
What could be more incredible than having space as your backdrop? But, it’s technically a bit fiddly to achieve – you’ll need a source of light (flash or torch), a camera with a wild angle lens (e.g. 17mm), a long shutter speed (e.g. 15 seconds), and a bit of patience. Photographer Matt Granger (formally ‘That Nikon Guy’) posted a great video on this very subject, worth a watch.
If you need to find a dark sky spot near you, try our ShotHotspot search engine, and try a search with the ‘Astrophotography’ tickbox.
3. The Silhouette Selfie
If the selfie doesn’t have to be obviously you, the silhouette selfie is perfect and not too difficult to achieve.
Just find a spot with a dark foreground, and a light background, expose your camera for the background, and then jump in shot. And of course, if you want to find an urban spot like these to take your photo, our site will help you out. See these urban spots for example in London.
Try framing your silhouette creatively.
4. The Shadow Selfie
Almost the same as the silhouette selfie, but not quite – you can play with perspective and shapes more the with shadow selfie. Try and find some interesting shadows to include, or just find a stunning vista. For the long sweeping shadows you’ll want to shoot at dusk or dawn.
5. The Spooky Selfie
With Halloween just around the corner it seems appropriate to include the ‘spooky selfie’. The key component to this is probably going to be the light and post-production.
If you’re a dab hand at Photoshop, why not get creative and give it that zombie vibe.
If you’ve got an off camera flash, try using it to light a portion of you body, and then quickly jump out of frame. You’ll get a ‘half-body’ affect.
6. The Stunning Backdrop Selfie
It kind of goes without saying, but nevertheless if you happen to have a mountain to hand, you can’t beat a selfie with an incredible background.
Finding landscape photo location is ShotHotspot’s bread and butter, so give us a go and find a landscape spot.
Try and shoot at dusk or dawn when the light will be more complimentary to you and the background. Also, get someone to stand in the frame while you sort out the composition and focus, right before taking their place.
7. The ‘doing something slightly strange’ Selfie
Just do something unusual. Enough said.
8. The Multi-Exposure Selfie
To take this you’ll either need a funky camera with this feature, or be handy at photoshop. Either way, the end result is pretty unusual and awesome. For how to do this in camera, follow this great guide.
9. The Animal Selfie
Is it still a selfie? Well not of you, but it’s something different and funny! I challenge you not to smile when looking at the dogs below…
Lets see your creative selfies then, link to them in the comments.