Posts Tagged ‘selfie’

Selfie with Google Street View Car Shows Up on Street View

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Nasr Bitar took a selfie when a Google Street View car drove behind him last fall, and recently he found a photo of himself taking the selfie on Google Street View.
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Nikon Unleashes an Official Selfie Stick on the World

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Nikon has announced the new N-MP001, the Nikon selfie stick. It’s a standard Nikon-branded selfie stick that attaches to compatible cameras via the tripod mount and allows you to “conveniently and easily take ‘Selfies’ or self-portrait photos.”
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Heads Up: The Tablet Selfie Stick is Now a Thing

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Tablet cameras are getting better and better, and more and more people are using their tablets as everyday snapshot cameras. So it only makes sense that tablets would eventually follow the smartphone into the world of selfie sticks as well.

That has now happened. You can now buy a selfie stick that has a special attachment specifically for mounting your tablet as a camera.
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Shooting Selfies with Strangers Using a 16mm Bolex Film Camera

Short-film makers Adrian Morphy and Marissa Bergougnou of Rhymes with Orange did an interesting little social experiment recently. They had a guy named Geoffrey Cork stand on a street and ask passersby to stop and pose for a selfie with him. It wasn’t just a smartphone selfie, though, but also one shot with a bulky 16mm Bolex motion picture camera. The black-and-white cinematic selfies turned out pretty well.

Here’s How to Say ‘Selfie,’ ‘Photobomb,’ and ‘Duckface’ in Sign Language

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New Internet culture slang words such as “selfie,” “photobomb,” and “duckface” are being added to respected English dictionaries, so it makes sense that there should also be new signs added for them in American Sign Language. Here’s a look at what those signs are.
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Newscasters Misidentifying Photographs as Selfies

As a result of the selfie culture boom in the past couple of years, the media is often quick to call a photo a selfie when it’s not a self portrait at all, much less a handheld one. Here’s a 1-minute compilation of cases in which newscasters misidentify photographs as selfies. It’s a short segment that aired late last year on Last Week Tonight with John Oliver.

Guy Proposes to His Girlfriend with a Fake Selfie

One way to capture your girlfriend’s reaction without the help of a third person: take a fake selfie. That’s how this guy shot this short and sweet video of his now-fiancĂ©e’s reaction when he dropped down on one knee.

Major Museums Are Now Banning Selfie Sticks

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As the selfie stick craze sweeps the nation, major museums in the United States are banning the device in order to protect both visitors and artworks.
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Teen Arrested for Murder After Incriminating Himself with Snapchat Selfie with Body

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A 16-year-old Pittsburgh teenager has been arrested for murder after taking a selfie with the body and sending the photographic evidence of his crime to a friend through Snapchat.
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World of Warcraft Adds a Selfie Camera for Capturing Virtual Duckfaces

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The “selfie” has made quite an impact on our culture in the past couple of years. The word was selected as Oxford Dictionary’s Word of the Year in 2013 and the keyword grew by over 2000% in the stock photo industry in 2014.

Companies have also been riding the selfie’s popularity to make their products more “hip” — Fujifilm’s latest mirrorless camera is one example. The latest brand to do so is Blizzard, which is incorporating new selfie cameras into its popular World of Warcraft video game.
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