Three iPhone Accessories to Take Your Selfies to the Next Level

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It used to be that all you need to take a selfie was a camera and yourself.  This is still true to this day, but some companies saw the rise in selfies and decided to make accessories to accompany selfie takers. When it comes to taking the perfect selfie, you need three main elements: great lighting, the right angle, and editing. If you want to up your selfie game, check out these three iPhone accessories that guarantee to take your selfies to the next level.

Selfie Sticks

Remember the days of trying to squeeze as close as possible to the people around you, just to get everyone in the camera frame? Then someone invented a selfie stick. Essentially, a selfie stick is a long stick that connects to your iPhone. Best of all, it allows you to extend the phone farther out in order to capture more in your image. Even though this accessory is simple, it often gets a harsh reputation. Unfortunately, several tourist attractions started banning the selfie sticks because they view them as distracting and disruptive. This handy device continues to prove its worth, even if some tourist attractions are not impressed.

Considered an ideal accessory for your iPhone, selfie sticks allow you to include more of your friends and family in one shot without sacrificing the scenery around you. Even better, selfie sticks often come with several different functions. Some telescopes have a traditional telescopic arm that collapse, others have a telescopic arm that has a twist-and-lock mechanism. Additionally, some selfie sticks come enabled with Bluetooth technology. While wired selfie sticks require you to plug in your phone and start shooting, Bluetooth enabled selfie sticks allow you to pair your selfie stick with your smart phone. Don’t hesitate to purchase a selfie stick and start including more family or friends in your photos of beautiful scenery. With this accessory, no one feels left out.

Lighting Rings

Perfect lighting is the key to a great selfie. Celebrities and professional photographers know the value of lighting when it comes to taking a quality picture. Unfortunately, finding the perfect lighting isn’t always easy; in fact, it often seems impossible. Sometimes, people the lighting of a window or in their bathrooms. However, you really want to take picture perfect lighting with you wherever you go. With the selfie lighting ring, quality lighting is at the touch of your fingertips. Instead of searching for the best lighting, lighting rings give you professional grade lighting anywhere. All you need to do is attach the lighting ring to your phone and turn the camera on. You’ll be amazed at the results. With the lighting ring you can take your selfie game to the next level. All your friends will be asking about how you achieved such great lighting.

Lenses

It’s no secret that iPhones are excellent at taking pictures. They produce crisp and clear images that keep getting better and better with each iPhone release. Better yet, by adding a camera lens to your phone, you can help take your selfies to the next level. Many professional photographers add a lens to their iPhones in order to capture quality pictures. Combining the right lens with your iPhone makes the quality of your pictures similar to that of a DSLR.  Some lenses to consider are wide-angle, super-wide, fisheye, Macro, and telephoto lenses. They work in the following ways:

  • Wide-angle lenses allow you to capture more scenery within a single photo.
  • Super-wide angle lenses let you capture a large amount of scenery in one picture.
  • Fisheye lenses let you capture an image in a spherical shape. It gives the photo a unique look and captures a lot of the scenery, by leaving the corners of the picture black and keeping the contents of the photo within the sphere.
  • Macro lenses let you get very detailed close up pictures. With a macro lens you get a super-detailed picture of the smallest objects, like a penny or a small bug.
  • Telephoto lenses give you a narrow field of view and a magnified image. They allow you to get a close up and detailed image of a scene.

Adding a lens to your iPhone ensures you start taking pictures and selfies like a pro in no time.

Selfies might not seem like a big deal, but they continue to take the world by storm. Before selfies, if you wanted to have a picture of yourself, you had to have someone else do it. You could take pictures of the things you were doing but most people hadn’t thought about turning around the camera so that you could capture yourself in the moment. Selfies captures your life and memories within a picture. To take your selfies to the next level, try out a selfie stick, lighting ring, and lens. These three iPhone accessories will help you to take selfies like a celebrity.