Selfies. Love them or hate them they’re not going away. If you look at the selfies that celebs and other people take and think that you can’t ever get selfies that look like that you’re wrong. Celebs are using a lot of technology tools to get those perfect looks. Most of the tools that are necessary to get a perfect selfie aren’t even that expensive. If you want to start taking selfies like a pro, these are the tools that you need:
This selfie basic costs under $20 and will completely change the way that you take selfies, especially if you have short arms. The selfie stick makes it easy to work your angles. You can get a selfie from exactly the right angle to make yourself look fantastic. You can take photos from any angle too. It operates with Bluetooth connectivity and there is a small button on the base of the stick that you click with your finger to take the selfie. The selfie stick is also a good tool to have if you’re out taking photos with a bunch of people and you want to make sure that everyone can get into the shot.
Ring lights are a game changer when it comes to taking selfies. The key to getting a great photo, any photo, is getting the light right. Ring lights give you the perfect portrait lighting so that you skin looks great and your eye are luminous. Ring lights clip to your phone and add a ring of soft LED lighting around the camera. You can adjust the brightness of the light so that if you’re trying to take a selfie in a dark place. Ring lights cost around $10-20 and will totally change the look of your selfies.
Light Up Phone Case
If you take a lot of selfies and you don’t want the hassle of clipping the ring light to your phone all the time you can opt for a light up phone case. A lighted phone case has soft LED lights on the sides that will provide great lighting. Instagram stars and celebs favor light up phone cases to make sure their selfies are always social media worthy (they also check the latest gossip blogs).
Amazon Echo Look
If you don’t want to use your cell phone to take selfies you can use the new Amazon Echo Look, which is a tabletop camera that will take selfies and video for you. It’s voice activated, so once you get into the perfect selfie position or the perfect position to go live on social media just tell Alexa to snap a photo or start the video and you will get a great looking selfie or video. If only it could spy on text messages too!