The course aims to reduce inappropriate use of the selfie in public
settings and increase the quality of what has become an important
repository of social documentation.
"We've all seen badly framed, poorly lit and out of focus images
in our social media streams, and we at TAFE NSW have said enough is
enough," said Jim Griffiths, TAFE NSW Brand ManagerThe course
will cover topics such as the history of the selfie, faking
spontenaeity, photographic composition at arm's length, the selfie and
politics, the selfie and popular culture. It will also cover some
basics such as lighting, framing, perfecting the duck face and how to
avoid the dreaded 'selfie neck'.
One of the most exciting units of study is the many inappropriate
uses of the 'selfie stick' that are completely unrelated to photography.
"With trillions of gigabytes of data being uploaded every day we
can now look forward to our society being represented in a better
light for future generations," said Mr Griffiths. "And we
all know that the secret to success is good lighting."
Only attractive students will be considered for enrolment (at least a
7 out of 10). The first students are expected to start the course on 1
May this year.