Fame has come to RED5 at last! We heard Scott Mills and Chris Stark talking about the Selfie Stick on Radio 1 yesterday so we thought we’d offer an explanation to those of you who might not get the point
The Selfie Stick allows you to take photos and videos from a whole new perspective. The selfie has become a popular trend on social media in the past few years and this gadget is here to help you create your own.
If you’ve ever tried to take a selfie (and let’s be honest, even if you won’t admit it, it’s something everyone has been tempted to try) then you’ll have found it’s much trickier than it looks, especially if you don’t want an arm in shot. Those instagram people make it look so easy! That’s where the Selfie Stick comes in, it’s easy to use and all you’ll need is a self-timer app on your smartphone.
This telescopic camera/smartphone grip is super versatile as it fits most models of camera and phone and extends to a brilliant 100cm so you can use it to take self-portraits and group shots where everybody fits in the frame – great if you are off on holiday and you want some great family shots without having to set the camera and run around to get in frame (which invariably ends up with a flustered-looking set of people).
If you’re not a particular fan of taking photos of yourself (or like me you are hideously un-photogenic from any angle) you can also use it over crowds at gigs and festivals to get the best shots, for extreme sports and even DIY (you can use it to look at hard to reach areas like gutters or roof cavities – not very rock ‘n’ roll but useful nonetheless)!
So, if you were listening to Scott and Chris on BBC Radio 1 and wondering what on earth all the fuss is about, now you know