Taking Selfies. Just about everybody is doing it. What's the best self portrait monopod to use to take your selfie portrait? Selfie monopods are more commonly know as Selfie Sticks.
I turn to my favorite on-line camera accessory retailer for specifics. It's got the highest customer service reputation and sells more photography equipment than anybody else.
You know the one, but more on that later.
There are several factors to consider when choosing the right accessory for your cell phone and there are several components involved, each one important in its own way.
1. PURPOSE. Take a minute to really define exactly how you are going to use this gizmo. Watch the video below just to stimulate your thoughts on how you want to use your monopod.
2. BUDGET. If you are really strapped for cash, don't waste your time looking at the high end models. Just realize that your use of your monopod may have a some limits.
3. REVIEW Read the reviews opinions of others who have purchased your perspective monopod. I read the reviews on Amazon for just about any purchase I can think of, even things that I am not going to buy there.
Strength and Length. In order to fit everybody in the photo, you've got to increase the distance from the camera to subject to get a wide enough composition.
Some of the cheaper monopods simply aren't long enough or strong enough when fully extended. Thinner poles don't have the rigidity to support the larger phones that are popular today, particularly when the extending tubes don't overlap significantly.
Just as with tripods and full-sized monopods, optimum sturdiness is achieved when the legs and center pole are not fully extended.
Of course not. You don't absolutely need one. Why buy one?
You can find the highest rated self portrait monopods and camera extenders from many different retailers, but here's the deal. The best self portrait monopod isn't necessarily the most expensive one. There are some very affordable choices that get good ratings.
No matter where you shop, try reading some of the reviews on specific monopods on amazon to get a good feel on what's important to look for. Have a blast taking and sharing your own self portraits!
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