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Selfie: Paradigm Shift from self-obsession to serious academic course of studies
Selfies have become so popular that now the art and craft of selfies has become part of the course content and formal classes are being held on it. The notion that selfies are a mere market gimmick, self-obsession, pouting, making funny postures has been busted. Now, it is being taught in certain universities, colleges and schools as a serious study in 'photographic self-portraiture' and is becoming a separate body of knowledge and professional practice.

In near future you may find 'professional selfie masters' being employed to train people in combining art of selfie self-portraying with work-place reporting and communication.

The ways things are moving in this area of knowledge, soon exhaustive courses will be developed in the field of selfies as a tool of serious communication. The practical aspects of such courses also include how to contort one's body at various angles to capture own face and the background. It is being said that yoga postures are helpful for taking selfies with a shift and a tilt.

Not only some Universities in UK and USA are offering selfie courses, in India too, in metro cities short term private courses are also being offered. This means the selfie craze is being taken to the next level - that of a serious academic study.

A selfie is a typical self-portrait photograph taken with a digital camera or camera phone held in the hand or supported by a selfie stick. This day there is a trend of selfies being shared on social networking sites such as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

The main fad is often casual, funny, flattering and amusing. Commonly, selfies are taken with a camera held at arm's length or pointed at a mirror. Earlier, when front lens was not available, self-portraits were taken with the use of self-timer.

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