It can be a real struggle taking a great selfie. How do you get the angle just right? And how do you look great while stretching your arm out to snap that awesome pic?
Easy. You grab a selfie stick.
If you haven’t heard about selfie sticks, they’re extendable monopods that hold smartphones and lightweight cameras. Just attach your photo-taking device, jut it out in front of you (they extend from 11 inches to 3.5 feet in length), and press the button on the handle to snap the photo at the ideal moment.
It’s also great for recording videos – just start the recording manually. You can extend the monopole and capture excellent video above the crowd. Click here to see how easy it is to use.
Check out ePromos’ selfie sticks. They fit all popular phones and connect to Bluetooth (Android 3.0 and iOS4 or later). Your logo gets seen with every snap of a selfie thanks to a full-color custom label.
Don’t want to use it with a smartphone? Remove the smartphone holder and attach any lightweight point-and-shoot camera to its ¼-inch tripod screw.
You can get one of these selfie sticks for free. ePromos is including a free selfie stick in orders over $750. If you’re already thinking about ordering some promos, here’s your chance at a great freebie that’s everybody’s favorite new smartphone accessory.
It’s All About The Selfie
Selfie sticks are having a major moment right now. That’s because we’re living in the age of the selfie. Selfies have become such a cultural phenomenon that Oxford officially named “selfie” the word of the year in 2013.
The PEW Research Center reports that 91% of teenagers have taken a selfie. Among people age 18-24, selfies account for 30% of all the photos they take.
So, why all the selfies? Are we really that obsessed with ourselves?
The fact is that we’re hardwired to feel noticed and appreciated. We want to be recognized by others, and oftentimes, getting a few likes on the selfies we post on Instagram or Facebook is just the thing to fill this basic human need.
With so much riding on snapping the perfect selfie, it’s no wonder people love selfie sticks. They really do help users get the perfect shot.
Selfies simply turn out better when the camera is farther away from the body. Users can get more background in the shot and squeeze more friends into the photo.
And as long as the selfie stick isn’t a part of the picture, nobody has to know that it was a selfie at all. For all their Instagram followers know, a friend actually snapped that photo.
Even with the convenience of the selfie stick, taking the perfect selfie is an art. Here are three simple tips to make your next one as glorious as it can be:
1. Use Natural Light
When taking a selfie, don’t use your phone’s built-in flash. It’s too harsh. It’s also distracting. Instead, snap your selfies outside or near a window to make use of all that gorgeous natural light.
2. Know Your Good (And Bad) Angles
Say your bangs look amazing when you’re gazing off to the left. Or your smile is most dazzling when you tilt your head just so. When you’re your own photographer, it’s easy to play up on your good points. You can also follow A-listers’ rules for great photographs: stick your neck out a little to get rid of any double-chin issues, and tilt your face down a little to appear instantly slimmer.
3. Do Some Staging
People won’t just be looking at your face – they’ll also see what’s around you. Not every setting is ideal for snapping a selfie. Bathrooms, messy kitchens, boring parking lots. These aren’t the best locations for a selfie. Try to find an interesting background. This makes the photo instantly more appealing.
If you want to take your selfies to the next level, grab a selfie stick and follow the three tips we listed above. You’ll be on your way to more likes in no time.
And from a marketing standpoint, the selfie stick is the trendiest new way to promote your brand. It gets your logo in front of selfie snappers in an undeniably cool (and useful) way. Who knows if the monopod will be a long-term trend. But for now, ePromos is going to have some fun and take some selfies! Join the fun and get yours here.
Show us your selfies! Post your selfie to our Facebook page and we’ll send you a special prize.