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June 10, 2011 10:55 AM   Subscribe

A guide to taking better self-portraits.
posted by Memo (25 comments total) 25 users marked this as a favorite

 
pepsi blue, but funny nonetheless.
posted by Fraxas at 11:04 AM on June 10, 2011


No, whatever, I thought that was really quite charming and funny! I got a kick out of it and it's not like it's not useful (if probably widely-known) advice.
posted by Windigo at 11:04 AM on June 10, 2011


(so thanks for posting, I am glad I watched)
posted by Windigo at 11:04 AM on June 10, 2011


They now have a camera with a display on the lens side just for this purpose. Western Civ: 1511 - June 2011.
posted by randomkeystrike at 11:05 AM on June 10, 2011 [6 favorites]


Well done. Though I think they fudge the good pic for the three zombies.
posted by zippy at 11:06 AM on June 10, 2011


Previously.
posted by Horselover Phattie at 11:06 AM on June 10, 2011


I thought that was really good.
posted by Corduroy at 11:10 AM on June 10, 2011


A commercial charming enough to trick me into watching the whole thing. Even worse, I enjoyed it and was glad I watched it. Damn you advertisers!!! Zippy, I'm with you on the three zombies fudging.
posted by Slack-a-gogo at 11:10 AM on June 10, 2011


Ok, I liked it. Franco...
posted by jsavimbi at 11:10 AM on June 10, 2011


Pepsi blue... don't give a fuck. Good is good.
posted by 2N2222 at 11:21 AM on June 10, 2011 [4 favorites]


Lollerskates.
posted by device55 at 11:21 AM on June 10, 2011


Ha. If only I'd known that, I wouldn't have had to pay someone else to take my profile photos for me!

But I still would have, because the rockstar photo shoot was fun!
posted by jacquilynne at 11:25 AM on June 10, 2011


Somebody will like anything.
posted by BeerFilter at 11:43 AM on June 10, 2011


Somebody will like anything.

I am that somebody.
posted by Obscure Reference at 12:05 PM on June 10, 2011 [1 favorite]


First in a series, actually. The next one will feature Marilyn Manson and Slipknot.
posted by ZenMasterThis at 12:09 PM on June 10, 2011


I just checked all your MeFi profile pictures... y'all might want to go watch that again, 'cuz you're just not getting it..
posted by tomswift at 12:10 PM on June 10, 2011


Somebody will like anything.
posted by BeerFilter


That's generally how it works, right? I'm not aware of any other method?
posted by Windigo at 12:17 PM on June 10, 2011


Cute video. And, as someone who takes a lot of self-portaits, not bad tips. Sometimes you want it to look a little rough, though. Like this "selfie" of mine that's a semi-finalist in the Project Imagin8ion contest.
posted by DaddyNewt at 12:21 PM on June 10, 2011


not bad tips

Not bad tips if you want to look like you've got internet disease.
posted by Astro Zombie at 12:26 PM on June 10, 2011


They now have a camera with a display on the lens side just for this purpose

For the longest time I wondered what the weird shiny square next to my phone's camera lens was for. Then I realized it was a tiny mirror.
posted by toekneebullard at 1:32 PM on June 10, 2011


> They now have a camera with a display on the lens side just for this purpose. Western Civ: 1511 - June 2011.

Digital cameras have had swing out displays for this purpose since at least 2005, so we're well past the downfall of the West (though one could say that happened in 1964 with the advent of the Pop Tart).
posted by Horselover Phattie at 1:35 PM on June 10, 2011


For the longest time I wondered what the weird shiny square next to my phone's camera lens was for. Then I realized it was a tiny mirror.
I actually remember a newspaper review of the first iPhone that put the fact that there wasn't that mirror as first point in the cons section.
posted by dominik at 2:31 PM on June 10, 2011


They now have a camera with a display on the lens side just for this purpose. Western Civ: 1511 - June 2011.

Of all things, you think that is the death of civilization? I'd say Sarah Palin being news at all is a bit closer to that. Making it easier to frame shots when you are the only one? Not so much.

To me, this is advertising done right, doesn't mock anyone, especially the competition, shows some of the features of the camera, and is memorable and funny.
posted by usagizero at 2:48 PM on June 10, 2011 [2 favorites]


The first song in the video is Boaters with Blazers by Paul Mottram, and you might remember it from this Flash game.

It was driving me nuts, anyway. Maybe this will make you feel better.
posted by danb at 3:12 PM on June 10, 2011 [1 favorite]


I thought this was going to be serious, then thought it was a joke, then realized it is both.
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