10 Selfies to try for National Selfie Day

Liz Miller

10 Selfies to try for National Selfie Day

Without the smartphone and social media, the classic selfie might not exist. While self-portraits have been around since artists first started painting them, the fun-filled selfies of social media are a modern trend. So trendy in fact, that the word was added to the Oxford Dictionary:

“selfie: a photograph that one has taken of oneself, typically one taken with a smartphone or webcam and shared via social media.”

While not everyone loves taking selfies, perhaps this National Selfie Day you might want to give it a "shot" and experiment with your first or millionth selfie and see where this silly holiday takes you.

Infographic explaining how to take a great selfie.

Why should you take a selfie?

  • No one is around you to take a picture of you and a cool background.
  • To send a reminder of you to a friend or loved one
  • To capture something funny that has happened to you
  • To make sure you don’t have any food stuck in your teeth
  • To highlight a great hair day or outfit!

10 ideas for fabulous selfies

1. Car - Take a picture of yourself with your car or someone else’s car (this works great next to a Ferrari or other unique car)

2. Pet  - Take a picture with your most beloved pet!

3. Foodie - Share a picture of you with exotic food or a delicious dish you just cooked up!

4. Glamour  - Share the perfect picture of a favorite outfit or a really good hair day with others!

5. Bestie  - Take a picture of you with your best friend and share with the world!

6. Gym  - Make sure everyone knows you went to the gym or got in your exercise today with a gym selfie.

7. Travel  - Take a picture to highlight an exotic vacation.

8. Baby  - There have been a lot of babies born during COVID-19 so make sure when you get to see that brand new baby you get a selfie with them!

9. Family - Capture moments with the whole gang.

10. While the hardest selfie to get, if you happen to see a celebrity be sure to snap a selfie with them!

Need more inspiration for great selfies? Join a class on great selfie-taking with older adult peers on GetSetUp. Our Guide Scott will be sure that you learn how to take a selfie like a pro!

If you love photography or you're a budding shutterbug, check out these classes:

How to Take Great Pictures with Your iPhone

Share Photos on Instagram - Why it's so popular

Convert Old Photos to Digital Format.

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