Taking a self-portrait is a true art form. Here are five accessories, gadgets and apps to help you get the best possible selfies.
The selfie stick is the most popular accessory among selfie aficionados. It gives you added arm-length so that you can snap your shots from a variety of angles and unique perspectives, whether you’re taking a selfie of a group or just you. Models vary in length and weight. Some are even equipped with a Bluetooth remote, which is very handy for controlling exactly when you take the shot. If your selfie stick doesn’t come with a remote, you’ll need to use the timer in your phone’s photo app.
Remote camera shutter
This handy accessory is often as small as a key ring and generally comes with a little stand. To use it, simply place your phone wherever you’d like the photo to be shot from, and you’re good to go! Depending on the model, you can shoot from up to 20 metres away – sometimes a little more!
As well as your remote, a mini tripod for your phone really helps to open up the variety of angles that you can take your selfie from. There are several models available, including some with flexible legs so you can position your phone almost anywhere for endless possibilities.
This lens gives you a wider, 180-degree shot: a must-have if you want to take a selfie with your friends or capture the landscape!
- A Better Camera app comes with a timer and allow you to shoot in night mode, as well as offering various shutter and image stabilizing options. With its help, you’re sure to get the right shot at the right moment.
- Instagram offers various colour filters, as well as several options for reframing a shot or altering light, contrast or sharpness.
- Perfect365will have you feeling like a million dollars. It contains a digital makeup kit so you can touch up your eyes, cheekbones and lips right on your phone.