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With technology advancing and the birth of Social Media, the selfie has become one of the most uploaded types of photos on a daily basis. New devices have been made to help accelerate its growth, and we can see its effects every time we access social media.

Some people see this growth of the selfie as a bad this and the worst thing to come out of the accessibility of self-photography. While others use this medium to document their changes throughout the years. You change on a daily basis and it may not be immediately evident but taking a selfie every day can help track those changes.

There are people out there that feel that this practise is narcissistic. And to some extent it can be seen this way but it can also be a very liberating process to go through. However, those of us that don’t like the idea of taking a photo of ourselves everyday have a day dedicated to not taking a single one for a whole 24 hours, and it’s No-Selfies Day.

Learn about No Selfies Day

Beware of those who are too focused on polishing and beautifying their outer shells. They lack true substance to understand that genuine beauty is reflected from the heart that resides inside.

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There is no denying that we live in a world where social media plays a huge part in our everyday life. All you need to do is refresh your Facebook or Instagram feed and you are bound to see plenty of selfies on your screen. Wouldn’t it be good if there were no selfies for one day at least? This is what No Selfies Day is about. On this day, you are encouraged to refrain from smartphone use. 

A lot of people rely on social media for work nowadays, whereas there are those that only use social media to connect with friends and family members. No matter what applies to you, it can certainly be beneficial to have a day away from the selfie stick! 

We are sure you have heard many stories about people comparing themselves to what they see on social media. This can cause a lot of people to feel upset because they feel like they are never going to have a life like the people they follow online. However, it is important to recognize that people only show you a very small portion of what they want you to see from their life.

You never know what sort of turmoil they are going through in their own lives, and so it is vital that you never take everything that you see on social media at face value. This is also why No Selfies Day is vital, as it shows that there is awareness to shift the focus in the world of social media to share a more natural and less polished version of your life.

History of No-Selfie Day

No-Selfie day was established to help cast a light on just how much this has become part of our culture. It’s actually been revealed that the average girl spends 1 hour and 24 minutes each week trying to capture that perfect selfie. The whole drive seems to be based on our need to be noticed, to feel that we’re special, and so we prepare the perfect picture to get the most likes to help bolster our self-esteem. On the surface that may seem harmless, until you consider how it further separates us from one another and how damaging posting a selfie without getting any notice can be. After all, if notice = appreciation and self-worth, what does that say about not being noticed?

Further, this need to share the perfect self builds on what the social concept of beauty is. This again sounds like it could be a good thing, if our selfies are taken by amateurs, they aren’t necessarily going to be perfect photo-washed versions of ourselves. However, like any art, the taking of the selfie builds the techniques of making them, and some go so far as to learn how to use photo-editing software. What a relief it must be to the fashion industry to find that they no longer have to promote unrealistic ideals of beauty, we’ve taken the initiative and started doing it ourselves.

How to celebrate No-Selfie Day

This one is a bit of a no-brainer. If you want to participate in No-Selfie Day, all you have to do is NOT participate in taking selfies! Set yourself free from judging yourself by the camera’s eye and the approval of your peers through likes and comments on social media by simply choosing not to participate in it. The entire concept of no-selfie day is to start living your life and being in the moment, rather than trying to capture and edit it.

Of course, No Selfies Day does not mean you cannot take any photographs! Rather than snapping photos of yourself on your phone, why not organize a photoshoot instead? This is something you can enjoy with your friends or yourself. There are lots of different photoshoot studios that are available at low costs.

All you need to do is consider a few small factors, and it’s easy to minimize the expenses involved when it comes to a photoshoot or shooting a film. First of all, when you are deciding which photo studio to choose, you must discover whether they offer different rates on weekdays and weekends.

Usually, the rate per hour is much cheaper if you are going to work on Monday instead of Saturday. The next aspect to consider is transportation links. Some of the cheapest film studios can become very expensive if it is difficult to get to the location.

Thirdly, practicality is vital. Discover what facilities are available, e.g. whether the studio has post-production facilities that can further cut your costs, as you won’t have to buy equipment and software programs later on. The three tips mentioned will be a big help for you when looking to reduce costs without compromising on quality. After all, there is no point in looking for a cheap studio if you then have huge costs in the form of transport and equipment hire.

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