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Jan 2015 Source: Telegraph UK

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In a one-of-its-kind initiative, one of UK’s adult education institutions, City Lit College is all set to offer a Selfie course for just 132 euros (Approx. Rs 9800). The selfie photography course will begin from March 2015 and the duration of the course will be one month.

The art of photographic self-portraiture City Lit’s selfie course is named The art of photographic self-portraiture. The course is aimed at providing a thorough understanding of photographic self-portrait to the students, at the same time providing them with a platform to develop their own ideas towards a coherent body of work. Must have basic knowledge of photography.


Selfie Course introduced in UKImage Credits: Bplanet at freedigitalphotos.net

The selfie class, however, does not include photography classes for basic iPhones. Students, rather, need to work with SLR cameras and must have certain knowledge on basic principles of photography.

The selfie class will include lectures and seminars to give a detailed idea of the art of taking self-portraits.

"The budding photographers will be taught how to explain ideas of space, place and surrounding issues, use light and significant detail in their work and even develop new ideas to make their photography more relevant," informed a news report.

Special Features of the Selfie Course:

  • Students get a chance to critique their own work.
  • They will also get a chance to critique the works of various 'practitioners' like the celebrated comedian, host, actress, writer Ellen DeGeneres.

Selfie: Its Birth & Onset 

Selfie has come into existence from the time photography came into being. 19th century saw a number of 'sefie's' being taken, although known by a different name then. However, the concept of selfie became way more popular with the birth of camera phones which made photography all that easier and convenient.

Oscar Selfie
The term 'Selfie' itself became viral globally after The Ellen DeGeneres Show-star Ellen Lee DeGeneres took a group selfie comprising various major Hollywood celebrities at an Oscar function. This groupie started to be famously termed 'Oscar Selfie', given its origin at the Oscars.

Now we know every solo self-photograph to be a Selfie and a 'groupie' (group selfie) as Oscar Selfie.


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