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Selfie taking is a solitary pursuit, but that doesn’t mean we can’t help each other with our selfie snapping technique.
After extensive research (and many a photographic self portrait) the Photojojo Institute of Selfie Studies is pleased to share their collection of the very best selfie taking tips, apps and gadgets, for the good of society.
Read on to become a true master of the selfigraphical arts.
Then before you go forth and selfie, please, forward this invaluable guide to all your friends. Let’s get better at taking photos alone, together!
Whether you need to prove you met Bono, are checking your face for post-lunch food particulates or it’s time for a new profile pic … Sometimes you just have to take a photo or yourself.
Before you tap that shutter button, please complete the following selfie prep:
| Selfie Enhancing Apps
Everyday app reminds you to take a selfie every single day. Then, compiles your pics into a neat-o timelapse.
Take a photo from farther than one arms length. CamMe lets you trigger your camera from afar with a wave of your hand.
| Solo Selfie Gear
No flash for your front facing camera? Add soft even light with…
No outstretched arm in your pics! This guy helps your phone stand up for itself.
Add kaleidoscope, starburst and wide angle effects with these filters over your lens.
With sharp optics and a big ‘ol sensor, the QX beams your pix straight to your phone.
Group Selfie (gro͞op ‘selfē) n. Any photo featuring two or more people, when one of those people is you.
Once you master the group selfie you’ll never have to leave someone out of the group shot again!
Group selfie tip: Don’t forget the silly one! Once you’ve documented your best smiles, yell “silly one” and snap one more. Your true friends know what to do.
| Great Groupfie Apps
Document your group and yourself at the same time. Dblcam app takes photos through your front and back facing cams and puts them side by side.
Self-timer apps are great for group pix! Trigger the countdown, then run to join your friends in the shot.
| Groupfie Gadgets
No need to grow your arm. Fisheye lenses fit more pals in the pic.
Pose with your posse and snap photos at a distance with a handy remote.
This tripod folds up for ultimate portability. Take it anywhere the party.
The Glif will prop up any phone and attaches to any tripod (folding or not).
Now that you’re a classic and group selfie expert, ask yourself: Would you selfie in a box? Would you selfie with a fox? If yes, you’re ready for extreme selfies!
Extreme selfies are not just about documenting your face. X-selfies show your creative side, your masterful skillz with a phone cam and your zest for life.
| Extreme Selfie Apps
You never sit still, why should your selfies? Selfie360 takes pix as you spin and stitches them into a magical shareable gif.
Turn your phone cam to pano mode and just try to take a selfie (the results are bound to be silly).
| Extreme Selfie Gizmos
Ready for your close up? Macro lenses capture stunning detail at close range.
Adorn your portrait with splashes of rainbow-y color.
Snap underwater selfies all while keeping your iPhone safe and sound.
A charging cable and phone stand, Une Bobine bends to capture your best angle.