Could somebody please make a selfie tutorial for those over 40?
I have been attempting selfies for sometime now with no success. Nada. Not a single shot that I would even want to look at – let alone post on social media.
My kids have tried to help –
“Hold the camera up, now lift your head or you’ll have a double chin, tilt and smile!”
But somehow I just end up in unnatural positions with a double chin and a crazy glare from my glasses.
That is if I can actually hold the phone still long enough to snap a shot.
And if I can remember which button to push when I’ve finally gotten myself pretzel-ed into the correct position.
And if the phone hasn’t already turned itself off from inactivity because the aforesaid pretzel-ing takes time.
My kids can just whip out their phones, smile and snap. Boom – they’ve posted to social media with a catchy tagline. And it looks great. Every single time.
Meanwhile my Facebook profile picture is six years old.
This seems grossly unfair.
At least I’m not alone.
My sisters have the same problem.
When we’re together someone will get the bright idea to take a selfie of the group. Then we all burst into laughter at the absurdity that it could possibly look good.
But we pull out our phones, trying to remember which buttons to push while we jam our heads together, tilting to avoid double chins and bifocal glare, and end up with a hilarious shot that will never be seen in public.
And I do mean never.
Is their help for us?
Is their still time to learn how to do a selfie?
I can only hope.
PS True confessions – I looked at all the selfies on my phone and rejected all seven of them to share on this blog post. Thanks to my sister Sandy for taking a picture of our kiddos taking a selfie and making it look so easy.