How Many Of You Travel As a Couple or Alone?
I think you will agree with me when I say “Sometimes It’s really hard to get someone to photograph you during travel or trek”
Issue faced during my Switzerland Tour:
During my resent visit to Switzerland with my wife, while we were off-beat, say in farm fields, roaming as couple without any disturbance, issue was getting photograph together !
With no-one around, whom to request for taking a photograph ?
I felt real need for using selfie stick, although I was having my DSLR and Point and shoot camera with me, mobile selfie was a need so as to update my friends and family about where I am and what I was looking at ! Either I was using Facebook to update status or sending photos over Whats App to all group members …. So it was possible only using my mobile camera … and I was not having selfie stick with me .. so I was really missing good views …
And This Is Exactly Why I Did Some Research:
After reaching home I checked with my friends and searched over net to get options available for Best Selfie Sticks in market … and here is the same study useful for you too …
Some Selfie Fundas for You:
First and foremost thing about Selfie is Distance at which you can hold your Smartphone Front Camera, as it decides how much area behind you can be captured in the photo alongwith you.
Remember all mobile camera lenses are Wide Angle lens covering very wide shot at a time, sometimes they are even better than a 18 mm lens of your DSLR when it terns to click wide angle panorama views … So the distance of your smartphone from you is important, hence long length Selfie Stick shall provide you good coverage of background nature or sea or buildings or landscapes …
Selfie stick Telescopic arm length and design
Most of the Selfie Sticks in the market are about 60 cm long, as per me that is more than sufficient to keep it at distance still steady getting enough background coverage.
In terms of telescopic design, simple ones traditionally only extends after pulling whereas advance ones have twist and lock mechanism. The second type i.e. twist and lock are more safer and long lasting (Normal once starts collapsing after certain use due to N0 Lock)
Wired Versus Bluetooth Selfie sticks which is the Best ?
|Wired Selfie stick||Bluetooth Selfie stick|
|Wire sticks are provided with 3.5 mm Headphone Jack connector||No wired connection needed, also possible to operate using Remote control|
|These types are simply Plug and Play type for iPhone or Android smartphone||Mostly needs App to-be downloaded so as to work with your Android or iPhone|
|No time lost in pairing device||Paring with mobile is a must|
|No extra battery consumption||More battery consumption due to Bluetooth|
|How selfie stick works
Stick is wired with mobile via headphone jack connector and as you press button on selfie stick, it will act as volume up command, which is default shutter button in the iOS camera app and most of the Android camera apps. In case of bluetooth also it works in similar way.
|Best Buy – Wired Selfie Stick||Best Buy – Bluetooth Selfie Stick|
What’s the bottom line?
For me I have narrowed down to Wired Selfie stick due to the simplicity of Plug & Play with any damn phone, being it iPhone or Android it works seamlessly. For the Bluetooth Selfie Sticks, pairing becomes issue many times !
Also I don’t loose time in switching on the Bluetooth of my smartphone, then paring etc ! Remember I can’t keep BT on for the whole day only for taking Selfies during travel, this not only drains battery, but also have great threat of hacker attacks on my smartphone.
So my recommendation is to go for Wired Selfie Stick
How do I avoid Black circles in Selfies?
In the next blog post we are going to discuss for the Selfie flash lights which will help you to get high quality low light selfies & eliminate dark circles around your eyes during daylight photography 🙂
How do I do Bird Photography or Micro Photography with my SmartPhone?
And of course do not forget to look at the Mobile camera lenses which enhances capability to take telescopic shots or super wide angle shots. Remember mobile is the only camera available with you 24×7, so you must learn how to use it most effective manner to create memorable pictures …