Has the selfie pole trend gotten out of hand and should we be so obsessed with self portraits?
Ten years ago, it would have been considered self-centered, self-adoring, or perhaps even labeled narcissistic by many. Today it's accepted as normal behavior, but is this for the greater good or do selfie sticks have a negative effect on society in general.
Selfie poles, also known as selfie monopods, cameras on a stick and camera extenders are a hot selling commodity in the world of camera accessories and social media sharing of our lives with anyone who will listen.
There are several articles (see the links on the right) about all of the features and options available if you are looking to buy one. This article raises the issue of whether taking selfies is bad influential fad or a healthy trend for self-expression.
Bradley Cooper's now famous selfie, packed with the hottest movie stars, using Ellen DeGeneres' phone at the Oscars, gives us all justification to shoot selfies, right?
Many commented that his arms weren't long enough to include everyone in the photo. Enter the solution: the selfie pole. Getting the extra distance between you and your subjects gives you the ability to include more in your photo.
Do these camera and smartphone accessories contribute to egocentric and self-centered behavior or are they a great photography tool to use? Let's take a closer look at some of benefits and some of the drawbacks of using camera extending poles to take selfies Here are two opposing views on this hot topic.
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Enter the iphone accessory, the CaseCam. Fans of the selfie, you've got options. No monopod, or pole required-it's a cell phone camera case that includes a clever mirror for taking those self portraits of you and your friends wherever you are: here is the link to the CaseCam on KickStarter.com.
The CaseCam will have some limitations, particularly in situations where you don't have a convenient place to st your phone down, as well as situation where you want to shoot video and change the direction of your camera as you shoot. A good collapsible selfie pole also give you some new and fun creative ways to use a monopod.
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