Perhaps not one picture type defines an era quite like the "selfie" has done for the smart phone generation. The idea of taking a picture of yourself years ago included having a camera with film (yes, remember that?) and setting it up on a tripod and waiting for a timer to snap that epic shot.
Later, that same setup ditched the timer for a switch that controlled when the camera would shoot.
Fast forward to present day and the cell phone has taken the place of cameras for the majority of consumers, who have opted to spend hundreds on cell phones with more than respectable cameras rather than have the cell phone and then spend another hundred or so dollars on a nicer camera.
The cell phone has left most cameras virtually extinct and others bordering on bankruptcy, and with good reason: cell phone cameras are competent.
Yet, one of the more popular types of photos, the "selfie" still hasn't been perfected. For those who aren't familiar with the term, the "selfie" is simply turning your camera around or flipping the screen so you can take a photo of yourself or others that wouldn't be considered a traditional point and shoot photo.
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