The selfie stick is a simple device, yet it does a lot to enhance your selfies. When it was first introduced in 2005 with the Quik Pod, it struggled to reach new customers. Today, the selfie stick is a favourite amongst social media enthusiasts and smartphone photographers alike. But have we gotten better at using a selfie stick for taking that perfect selfie?
Selfie sticks are for improving the quality of selfies, but there is a lot you can do to take that further. We have put together a few tips on how to take better selfies using a selfie stick.
1. Lighting is everything
Bad lighting can ruin an otherwise perfect picture. If you’re outdoors, the sun is your friend. Allow it to brighten your face and eliminate harsh lights and shadows. Find a good spot near the window if your indoor lights aren’t great.
Proper artificial lighting can also be equally as good, if not better. Many selfie sticks now have support for mounting mobile accessories like ring lights. Equip your selfie stick with a ring light and make sure your phone is right in the middle of it. Ideally, you should look for a soft, diffused light spread over the face.
2. Hit those proper angles
The selfie support rod can attain angles that are not possible with just your arm, so make sure to use those to your advantage. Don’t be afraid to twist, turn, and raise your selfie stick to achieve angles that work for you. Capture a few test shots to observe the angles properly.
Make sure the angle you use effectively prevents shadows and avoids showing your extended arm.
3. Be creative and bold
A selfie captures a highly personal moment. Investing the time and effort for properly using a selfie stick means you should own each moment with your creativity and boldness and just have fun with it. Don’t hesitate to put on some make-up and accessories to introduce some personality.
Try taking an action shot or switching it up with the sun behind your face for a halo effect. There are countless things you can do to add some flavour and character to your selfie game.
4. Choose the right product
There are a few different selfie sticks on the market. You must choose one that gives you the best value for its price. Selfie sticks that allow for additional accessories to be used with them are great for taking stunning photographs.
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