Master Ken offers up some Selfie Defense techniques to shoot selfies safely

Jul 19, 2016

John Aldred

John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

Master Ken offers up some Selfie Defense techniques to shoot selfies safely

Jul 19, 2016

John Aldred

John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

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Even when you’re not likely to fall off a cliff, shooting selfies can be dangerous. Even in seemingly harmless conditions, selfies present risks that we should all be aware of.

Did you know that the “duck face” pose draws blood away from your eyes and impairs your vision? This and more selfie defense tips come in this humorous short video from Master Ken with assistance from “Millennial” Cathleen.

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So, if you’re taking selfies for “Snatch chat”, now you can feel a little safer while doing so.

And, remember, if somebody’s creeping up behind you while you’re taking a selfie, it may only be an innocent photobomb, but why take the risk?

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What other selfie defense tips do you have? Have you spotted any other selfie dangers commonly perceived as harmless, besides possibly looking like an idiot in public? Let us know in the comments.

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John Aldred

John Aldred

John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

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2 responses to “Master Ken offers up some Selfie Defense techniques to shoot selfies safely”

  1. Lee Tomkow Avatar
    Lee Tomkow

    #wheresshelby?

  2. Albin Avatar
    Albin

    It was when shooting a selfie while catching Pokemon that I found myself trapped in the phone, and can’t get out.