How to Take a Proper Shellfie
Exactly one year and one day ago, I posted my first official @inahalfshellblog Instagram.
Since then, I've accumulated a pretty unique collection of oyster photos and an equally awesome set of IG fans. To celebrate the start of prime oyster season (yay September!), I wanted to revisit some of my favorite shellfies over the last year.
Umm, what is a Shellfie?
I think a shellfie can be defined as two kinds of photos. The first is any respectable-looking oyster-slurping selfie. So basically, a photo of you slurping an oyster, where you're taking the photo of yourself (rather than someone else taking it of you... which isn't nearly as impressive). The second definition, which I'm demonstrating below, is any shot of an oyster close-up held in the hand. Some rules that I've set for myself:
I personally have to be holding the oyster. No hand doubles here. Sadly, this knocks a great shot out of consideration.
The photo has to tell a story. Preferably with an interesting background, like at the oyster farm or in space.
Taken with a cameraphone (in my case, iPhone 5S) and ideally posted real-time...no Throwback Shellfies unless if it's Thursday.
16 of my favorite Shellfies of 2013-2014
Show Me Your Best Shellfies!
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