This Is Why You Need a Selfie Stick

This Is Why You Need a Selfie Stick

The selfie stick is a relatively new gadget getting introduced in the market, yet many people would claim having seen somebody using one, though they might not have realized what exactly it is used for, or how it operates and helps its users. If you come across someone using it, you are very likely to find it a superfluous item, as one could easily use their arm for performing the act that a selfie stick does. But in fact, it is more helpful than many people can guess. If you have not used one so far, here are some good reasons to prompt you starting using one.

Fits in more people

Just think of the action you need to perform for taking photos of large groups. Yes, you’ll need to extend your arm to its maximum limit to include every member of the group in your photo. Now, think of the results of this action. Often, the result would be a tasteless photo wherein everybody gets squeezed, much to the discomfort of everybody forming the group. Unless the photographer is abnormally tall, the result would not be satisfactory. The use of selfie stick allows you to easily and comfortably fill in all members of a large group in your frame. Moreover, you won’t need to stretch your arm to an uncomfortable level, or displace your shoulder.

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What You Should Know About Selfie Sticks

What You Should Know About Selfie Sticks

As the practice of taking selfies continues to gain popularity, new devices keep appearing in the market to facilitate this hobby of numerous people, allowing them to take snaps from odd angles even under difficult circumstances. One such device is a selfie stick.

The selfie sticks that we get today are far better than their predecessors and very easy to use. Here are some of their features:

Lightweight and compact

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An Introduction to Selfie Sticks

An Introduction to Selfie Sticks

In case you’ve visited a tourist spot just recently, you may have noticed an individual or a group of friends posing in front of a camera attached to the tip of a telescopic pole.

This type of device, known as the selfie stick, was frequently used by extreme sports fanatics. However, in the last years it has become more popular among people in Southeast and East Asia. Nowadays, it seems that selfie sticks are going worldwide, mostly due to their reasonably-priced components and the never-ending desire to take self-portraits from a somewhat farther distance than what the arm could reach.

If ever you do not like the idea of using a selfie stick or doing a selfie, you can stop reading this article. However, if you want to learn more about this latest craze or perhaps you are interested to buy one, continue reading.

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Short Guide to Selfie Sticks

Short Guide to Selfie Sticks

Selfie sticks aren’t so new; after all, they have been here in some type or the other since the 1990s, as basically these are reversed monopods having handles. However, the growing popularity of smartphone cameras coupled with the intent of recording whatever we do with our camera, has caused the resultant growth of selfie sticks. They are indeed useful tools that can be employed for low or high angle shots, and they can be doubled up to work as monopods and hiking sticks too.

There is not much of a difference between various selfie sticks, and that is the reason for their increasing popularity. Five factors needing your consideration while looking for the most suitable appropriate one for your camera include:

  1. the compatibility of camera with mounts;
  2. its length when getting folded, and its reach;
  3. the remote control capacity;
  4. its built-in quality plus load capacity;
  5. and specific applications or accessories like secondary mounts, mirrors or the capability of shooting underwater.

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