Have you heard of a selfie stick? Up until a few months ago, I hadn’t really either. It’s this great, version of a monopod that can be connected to your phone to snap group shots, taking the usual selfie shot to a whole new level.
So what exactly is a selfie stick?
A selfie stick is designed to be held at arm’s length to fit the photographer into the frame. They can be connected to your phone using Bluetooth technology, a timer app or a cord to trigger the shutter.
Who makes them?
All it takes is a quick Google search to find these popular photography accessories. Your choices can include connecting the stick to the Bluetooth on your phone, using a small cord to connect to the remote or a simple monopod using a timer app. It all comes down to the bells and whistles you’re looking for, and your budget. Here are a few that came up in my own research…
Noot (this is the one I ended up choosing)
How can you use them?
This is the great part! As a mom, it’s long been a challenge to get ourselves into pictures. This is a great solution. The selfie stick can be extended to varying lengths to include you, your family and the scenery behind you. I know I have big plans for ours when it comes to vacations. Most collapse to about 12 inches making them easy to tuck away in a bag or keep in the car when for when you’re out and about.
While, at first, I found myself a little self conscious using the device, it was quickly outweighed by the fun. We’ve been documenting all kinds of adventures. Have you ever used a selfie stick? We’d love to hear your tips and tricks to using this fun, new photography accessory!
This article was written by Alison Bickel.