5 Things You Should Never Do While Taking A Selfie
The selfie craze isn’t over yet. In fact, it has extended to taking video selfies for Snapchat and Instagram stories. But before you get too absorbed in taking that Insta-worthy shot or video (assuming you aren’t already), here are some things to take note of.
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Drop your phone while attempting to take a selfie
Outing at the beach with bae? Your new bikini and hat needs an #OTT to immortalise it – and everyone knows you look taller and slimmer when shot from above. Unless you have long arms, a monopod makes this whole selfie deal a lot easier. Clip your phone/camera/GoPro to the monopod and get that high-angle flattering shot with an adjustable monopod that you can lengthen or shorten as you like.
Have your hands shake during selfie mode
The Gorillapod is a type of flexible tripod with legs designed to be bendable. While a traditional tripod only allows you to set up your camera on even, flat surfaces, the Gorillapod is designed for use in all terrain. Bendable legs with rubber feet get a grip on on any surface – you can even wind it around staircase railings. Plus, the camera is mounted on top via a secure locking ring, further enhancing stability and the whole set up is strong enough to handle the weight of a professional camera with large lenses. The secret is the tripod’s high quality materials – they ensure the legs are so flexible the weight of any camera mounted atop is evenly distributed, regardless of the position the tripod is in. It’s also lightweight, so you can carry this tripod easily in any bag – a work tote, a cross body bag, pretty much anything larger than a small evening clutch is OK.
Have no monopod to anchor your camera on
How did they even take selfies and wefies before the monopod – more commonly known as the selfie stick – came about? It is no doubt the quality of selfies have drastically improved with the ubiquitous monopod becoming more and more commonplace. Nowadays, almost everybody owns a monopod . Let those newfound high-quality selfies on your Instagram feed speak for themselves when the likes just keep coming!
Have no idea/time/space to arrange your position, pose, group
When you set your camera on self-timer mode, leave enough time to get back into the frame before the shutter clicks. Often, the person who sets the camera on the tripod clicks the shutter button and is the last person to get in front of the camera. It helps to arrange yourselves beforehand so you can check nobody’s being blocked in the actual shot itself. Which leads us to the next point…
Be in a bad mood
How on earth are you gonna smile radiantly if you are in a bad mood? You may have had a really bad start to your day and nothing is going your way. Besides the obvious choice of simply choosing not to partake in a selfie or wefie when you’re just not feeling it, you may have to temporarily put aside your emotions if you are needed in the picture. Think of happy moments, and try your best to put on the brightest smile you can manage! A shutter and flash later, your agony will be over. Or perhaps, taking that selfie might have just cheered you up.