1. Avoid Lens Distortion
When you take a selfie too close-up, your facial features become blown-up and distorted like a caricature – almost like a curious gorilla peering into something queer. This is definitely not the most flattering look, and highlights all the flaws in your face – not exactly something that will attract likes on Instagram.
A Selfie Stick positions your camera further away, balancing your facial features and having you looking your best!
2. Take Your Selfies Yourself
“Excuse me, could you snap a picture of us?”
“Help me take one more, the last one wasn’t good – sorry to trouble you!”
How many times have you had to approach a total stranger to snap a group shot of you, your friends, and some kickass scenery? You’ll also have to entrust your precious phone into the hands of someone you don’t even know! While this may be safe in Singapore, you’ll never know who might just bail on you like the foolish tourist you are when overseas.
A Selfie Stick gives you the extention required to fit everyone into the picture while giving you control of the picture.
3. Fit Everyone In Comfortably
If you were reluctant to hand your phone to a stranger (a wise thing to do!) for a group photo, one of you will have to sacrifice your spot in the picture to snap it for everyone else.
Otherwise, you’d have to live with leaving some of your group out – literally, in terms of partial faces. I wouldn’t particularly like a cramped picture in which 50% of my face isn’t visible, would you?
A regular Selfie Stick about 80cm long should be able to fit the usual 4-5 friends into a picture. The really good Selfie Sticks around a meter long will have no problem accomodating your entire class!
4. Actually Capture The Background You Were Trying To Capture
Many a time, we whip out our smartphones to capture a picture of ourselves and a famous destination as proof that we have been there, but end up domineering the shot with our face and none of what we wanted to capture in the first place.
Once again, the extension of the Selfie Stick saves the day by allowing you to capture a wider angle. The resulting picture has you gracing the object of interest rather than steal its limelight.
5. No More Blurry Mirror Selfies
It’s 2016 people, nobody takes mirror selfies anymore, and for good reasons too! Not only are mirror selfies blurry, they flip your features, can only be taken in the bathroom (of all places) , and also run the risk of showcasing how dirty your mirror is instead. Furthermore, what would people think of someone who goes to the bathroom just to take a picture of themselves? Either he is still living in 2010, or just an unashamed narcissist.
With sufficient skill, you can use a Selfie Stick to take selfies as though they were pictures by someone else. You can choose the most flattering angles of your face and body without letting on that they were painstakingly selected.
6. Get That Arm Outta Here!
Take a look at the picture above, what is the first thing that you notice?
Because they look like they are extending into our faces, we instinctively pay special attention to them. The fact that this stud is being surrounded by more than half a dozen girls all by himself almost goes unnoticed, and he would probably be left wondering why this rare photo hasn’t garnered more likes on his Facebook and Instagram.
This learned fellow above understands the mechanics of a good selfie and leaves his arms out of the picture, drawing attention to the right places.