Photo Editing Apps For Selfies: Make Your Selfie Stand Out!

If you’re an iPhone user then you know how much fun the built in camera app can be – but sometimes you just want more control. Grab your selfie stick, open up the App Store, and start shopping! 10 best iPhone camera and photo editing apps The latest iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus have the best cameras yet from Apple. Despite going with an 8MP sensor for three years now, the Cupertino company gave its latest set of handsets faster phase-detect autofocus and even optical image stabilization on the larger phablet. Similarly iOS 8 brings a host of improvements to the default camera app, with new timelapse tool and ability to shoot slow motion movies – plus all the OS level editing tools. While Apple’s prepacked imaging tools are great and all. The iPhoneography only truly sings when with a collection of apps to expand the capabilities of smartphone photography. With this in mind we’ve rounded up the 10 best camera apps letting you pull off all sorts of new tricks including toy box images, camera shake free videos and fixing lens distortion. 1. Manual One of the biggest new camera features of iOS 8 was the ability to finally adjust your exposure settings. Although you can manually brighten and darken the frame with the basic built-in camera app, the Manual app adds some more granular control over settings such as ISO and shutter speed. You could use this added flexibility to capture a long exposure by decreasing the ISO while lengthening the shutter speed. Alternatively when you want to shoot fast moving action in dark conditions, raise...

In Defense of the Selfie Stick

If you’re considering buying a selfie stick, you’ve probably heard that they can have a bad rap. Before you let that put you off, take a look at why you *should* go ahead and get that long-armed helper. In defense of the selfie stick The selfie stick has been framed by my peers as a risible technology of which ownership is akin to the forfeiture of good taste. For the past year or so I kind of agreed. I’ve been at best disinterested and at worst disgusted by what seemed to be a over-priced, vanity-promoting retractable camera mount. But a holiday trip to Disneyland convinced me the selfie stick deserves respect. If you’ve traveled in the past two years, you probably noticed the surging popularity of obtrusive photography: ginormous tablets and smartphones that hover in the air like glowing balloons, blocking the view of beautiful landscapes and dirtying the frame of family photos. They’re not all bad, of course. Phones and tablets with improved cameras have made it possible for more people to become amateur photographers. However, their best features for their owner can also be their most frustrating for the rest of us: The large, glowing screens can spoil a sunset. Their flat, long shape makes them difficult to handle, adding time to every shot. Their lengthy battery and deep storage inspires some budding photogs to keep the gizmo out of pocket and in the air for minutes or even hours. Last Fourth of July, I watched New York’s fireworks through the screens of strangers’ dueling iPad Minis. The floating screens won’t go away, nor should they, but...

Take the Perfect Selfie

We all know that Kim Kardashian is the queen of selfies, taking up to 300 pictures before she finds the perfect one. But there’s an easier way, and we’ll share that with you here! Step aside, Kim Kardashian: Here’s How to Take the Perfect Selfie As selfie-obsessive Kim Kardashian doles out advice on how to take the perfect shot of yourself – including 300 “takes” to get it right – here’s what you’ve been doing wrong She once described taking photographs of herself as “the purpose of life”. So, given that she’s devoted herself to this most worthy of pursuits, one would assume she’d be something of an expert on the art of the “selfie”. Her advice on how to take the perfect selfie? Well, it’s as complex and mentally-taxing a procedure as it sounds. “If you don’t have a mirror in front of you to figure out your pose and your angle, make sure that the lighting is amazing because you want to blow out everything that you don’t want to see and highlight all the good things that you do,” she says. OK, think we’ve just about got our heads around that. But hang on – 300 photographs to get it right? Sure, there may be just a touch of self-mockery to her words, as the advert appears as part of a series also featuring another spoof: Want to know more? Click here … If you like to use social media, you’ve probably taken a selfie or two. Or two hundred. But did you know that taking a great selfie is an art form in and of...

Selfies & Smart Phones – The Perfect Couple

Wondering how you can use your selfie stick with your iPhone? Here we’ll show you how to make the most of your iPhone and selfie stick combo! How to use an iPhone selfie stick Face facts, reader: we are living in the age of the selfie. Whether you feel this is good clean fun, or the horrible drawn-out death of the selfless individual, you need to get with the programme and start taking shots of yourself and your groufie homies. And to seriously commit to self portraiture, you need a selfie stick. (if you are a keen iPhone photographer, see our piece: How to shoot brilliant time-lapse videos on iPhone.) For those who don’t know (and welcome to planet earth) selfie sticks are smartphone accessories that allow you to hold your camera phone away from your body, and capture a self-portrait or group shot that doesn’t include your own arm. And they are super popular. How to use a selfie stick with your iPhone: tips for taking selfie stick shots Firstly, you need to be aware that selfie sticks aren’t stable, so any photos you take with them might turn out blurry due to excessive shake. A poorly balanced stick, a too-hard-to-press Bluetooth shutter button, and a bending pole can all be cause for shake. For this reason, a selfie stick needs to be held as stable as possible, your camera should have stabilisation enabled, and you should perhaps use a timer to set off the shot. Read more here… How to use an iPhone selfie stick – How to – Macworld UK Are you wanting to get a...

Wired Connected Monopods

Advantages over Bluetooth monopods: No pairing. No recharging. Just plug in the headphone plug to your phone’s headphone jack and take the picture. Absolutely no interference with other Bluetooth devices used by you or others. Troubleshooting tips If the shutter release button on the monopod does not take a photo on your cell phone, please try the following: Check to see that the monopod’s plug is fully inserted into the headphone jack, especially if your cell phone is in a case. See if taking the phone out of the case makes a difference in the consistency of the connection. Check the monopod with another cell phone to see if the monopod itself is working properly. iPhones work in default mode with the monopod, so that’s the easiest one to use for testing. Check to see that the buttons on the side of the phone are not being pressed down by the cell phone clamp. Check to see that the “Press” button on rubber sleeve is making proper contact with the shutter release micro-switch underneath it. If it has rotated or shifted, gently rotate the rubber sleeve until it makes good contact. On the iPhone if it seems that the buttons aren’t working see this Apple tip on Buttons and Switches. Numerous iPhone 6 users report on the Apple Forum that selfie sticks work at first with their iPhone but then mysterious stop working, even though the selfie stick works fine with other phones. One possible general fix noted by DigitalTrends is to try going to Settings > General > Reset > Reset All Settings and see if that makes a difference. You will need to...

Wired Connected Selfie sticks

Let’s not kid ourselves, the truth is we are residing in the age of the selfie. Whether you feel this is an accessory for good clean enjoyable fun or a dreadful device for narcissistic individuals, you should get with the program and start taking photos of your own as well as for your family. In addition, if  you are to seriously dedicate yourself to the self portrait, you absolutely need a selfie stick. For those of you that do not know selfie sticks, they are a mobile phone accessory that enables you to hold your iPhone away from your body, to capture a self-portrait or group shot that doesn’t include your own arm and gives you the choice of wider angles and deeper background images. Selfie sticks range in cost from a few dollars to approximately one hundred for the best quality products. However, as in most cases you get exactly what you pay for. For more high quality sticks, look for a design that’s strong when extended; with a soft, thick handle, and an integrated shutter button, as opposed to a remote shutter.  The best quality selfie sticks have inbuilt shutter button to take photos. Others have remote buttons, and some have no controls at all. How you can use a selfie stick to your apple iPhone: manual shutter switch The Sentar Monopod comes with an integrated shutter button position at the top of the handle. Simply set up the stick as instructed, and when you press the button it will take a photo. Its designed for a straightforward, uncomplicated way to take a selfie.  The best ways to operate a selfie stick without...

Sentar Wired Connected Selfie Stick

  • No need to connect Bluetooth, plug into the Audio jack on every smartphone!
  • No need to charge! never worry about running out of battery when you are travelling.
  • Extremely lightweight for easy handling and carrying.
  • Aluminum Alloy material with hard anodized finish to prevent rusting.
  • Unique Design makes it special from other comparable products on the market
  • Non-slip streamline handle is ergonomically designed with special attention paid to comfort and control.
  • Built-in double springs and hook designed to prevent the phone from falling
  • 270° rotatable phone holder to take photos from all angles
  • Compatible with both IOS and ANDROID system,support most sizes of smart phones.
  • Mini Tripod is also suitable for camera’s and smartphones alike.
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