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Jul 20, 2020
I can still remember 10 years ago when I was struggling to take a photo of myself using my smartphone.
When we would visit the beach, I can still recall how much I wanted to take a selfie and include the beach as my background.
But, it was really hard for me to do it.
At a young age, I was shy to ask a favor from a stranger to take a photo of me.
Then, when I went to college, I saw some of my classmates taking a group photo using a selfie stick, and it looked very easy for them to take beautiful pictures.
When I went back to my apartment that night, I told myself that I was going to save money from my allowance and buy a selfie stick for myself.
If you know me, I like traveling a lot. I love taking pictures of myself with a beautiful background.
After 3 months, I was able to buy my own selfie stick, and I was so happy to finally have one.
Basically, a selfie stick is used to take photographs or videos positioning your digital camera device, or a smartphone, beyond the normal range of your arm.
Believe it or not, it was around the 1980s when the selfie stick was invented. People have been using selfie sticks for decades, but they just reached mass popularity in the last few years (around 2014) as more and more people started taking selfies for their social media accounts.
As I’ve mentioned previously, taking a selfie has been a trend for everyone who loves to take pictures of themselves – either a selfie or a group photo.
It’s the ideal tool when you want to take a photo from a distance which is not possible or is beyond your normal arm range.
Selfie sticks are an awesome tool for you to document breathtaking scenery, memorable vacations, or simply when hanging out with friends and family.
It is one of the essential items you should bring with you, wherever you go.
When you are out with your family or a group of friends and you would like to take a selfie, you will need a selfie stick to fit multiple people on your screen, especially if it is beyond your arm range.
You will also need a selfie stick when you want to take a photo and capture the background scenery behind you.
It is now very common to see travelers taking out their selfie sticks and capturing a photo of themselves.
If you are that someone who is shy to ask a stranger to take a photo of you, having a selfie stick will save you from that kind of situation. You can now take a selfie anytime you want without bothering someone.
With the help of a selfie stick, you can choose the angle and the image of yourself that you really want to capture. Amazing, isn’t it?
Of course, you don’t want to include your arm in your selfies and look awkward, right? It is also tiring on your part when you have to extend your arm just to capture a photo.
With just a little bit of practice taking selfies without capturing the stick, it is possible for you to take amazing photos or videos without anyone knowing you took the picture yourself.
A selfie stick also allows you to take more creative angles with different points of view. You can raise or lower the stick whichever way you want, depending on the setting and position of the stick.
Adjustable length: Make sure your selfie stick can adjust to be shorter or longer, depending on your needs. This will make it much easier to get that perfect angle.
Remote control: Best case scenario, you’ll find a selfie stick with a remote control. That way, you can easily connect your smartphone to your selfie stick using Bluetooth or some other connection, and you can take photos with the click of a button. This will bring your photo-taking skills to the next level.
Secure design: One of the worst things that could happen while taking a selfie is that your smartphone slips out of the selfie stick holder and crashes to its demise. You’ll need a selfie stick that’s designed to hold your phone tightly so you don’t have any disasters.
Versatile setup: Being able to switch from a selfie stick to a tripod is an added bonus. It will make it easier for you to choose the best setup for you to capture your shot – assuming, of course, you have a remote control that will allow you to take the photo from a distance.
It might seem silly to love such an inanimate object, but my selfie stick brings a lot of goodness into my life.
First of all, I don’t have to approach strangers to take pictures of me – and, more importantly, I don’t have to rely on their photography skills to make sure I get a great shot!
Second, I love to take pictures, and my selfie stick allows me to take as many photos as I want, without restriction. And, they’re amazing photos! Whenever I see one of the pictures I took with my selfie stick beautifully displayed on my walls, I feel super proud that I captured that shot myself.
And finally, as many moms can relate, if I didn’t have a selfie stick, there simply wouldn’t be many pictures of me. So many times, moms are the ones taking pictures of their kids and their spouse, and there are seldom any moments captured with mom included. Having a selfie stick ensures I’ll be in the picture (both literally and figuratively!).
To me, there’s nothing more important than capturing the beauty of life and the memories we make along the way. Why not capture those moments as beautifully as you can?