The SelfieStick Take The Perfect selfie
But first, let me take a selfie.
Before a night out with friends, showing off a new haircut, in front of an impressive building on holiday, even at this years Oscars – the world is obsessed with the selfie. And now there is even a gadget to help ensure the perfect portrait.
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It extends to 100cm and has a telescopic grip that fits to most camera and phone models. It's the perfect size for keeping in your bag, ready to whip out when a selfie opportunity presents itself.
The term selfie started as a tag on social media sites and, with the invention of front-facing camera phones and the ability to upload online instantly, it has quickly become a phenomenon. In 2013 Oxford Dictionaries named 'selfie' as the word of the year.
At this years Oscars, host Ellen DeGeneres took a selfie with some of Hollywood's finest, including Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts and Brad Pitt. The Oscar Selfie was retweeted more than two million times before the ceremony had even finished. That just shows how much the world loves a good selfie.
The new SelfieStick is not only perfect for avoiding awkward arms in the shot and fitting everyone in for a group selfie, but also for getting a good picture over a crowd of people at a concert. All you have to do is install a self-timer app and you're good to go.
Here are our top tips for the perfect selfie: use the SelfieStick to hold the camera above your eyeline so that you're looking up at the lens. Tilt your head slightly away from the camera and put on your best pout. Snap, it's ready to add a filter and share online within seconds.
The SelfieStick is available to purchase online now from £6.95.