At this point, you have probably seen at least one of the many variations of a selfie in your social media feed. There is the "I'm at the gym" selfie, the "I'm in the car" selfie, the "I'm in the car with my dog" selfie, and also, the still mind-boggling "I am at a funeral" selfie.
Say hello to the donut selfie. No, it is not a new way to document fried dough. This new photography trend captures the entire 360-degree environment of its subject and brings the selfie game to the next level.
This brand-new take on the selfie was introduced to us just yesterday by Karen X. Cheng, who is a bit of a pro at making videos that go viral. You may remember Karen from her website, Give it 100, which encourages people to post videos of 100-day challenges they have given themselves. Yahoo News spoke to Cheng who told us she got this innovative selfie idea with her friend by playing around with her camera adding, "we were doing sweeping camera motions around the head trying to make optical illusions. I did one that was from one side of my head to the other - made a donut around my head - and the video started looping and woahhhh that looks cool. Soon enough I was running all around the city trying to get cool shots, playing with slo mo effects and iPhone lens attachments, and this is the result!"
So, how exactly does a donut selfie work? So glad you asked!
The donut selfie involves spinning your phone's camera around your head (in a donut shape) to show your surroundings.
You collect these "donut shots" and edit them together to create a short video clip that you can send to your friends and family. This is basically a modern-day version of a vacation slideshow.
To make sure everyone crafts their donut selfie correctly, Karen has even set up a website, where you can find tutorials and examples of the perfect donut selfie.
But honestly, we are pretty sure that this doughnut donut selfie from our Yahoo friends in Canada has probably already won the donut selfie game.