Two Positive Uses For Selfie Sticks

selfiecombo2_1413360812         Selfie sticks have been a hot topic of popular culture over the past year. In case you don’t know what one is, it’s basically a pole that holds your cell phone to allow you to take self-portraits easier and at a greater distance. Often critics claim self-centered narcissistic people on social media use this new picture-taking device.[1] Other pundits anyone using one just looks stupid.[2] Now those are strong words, but they are real words that can be found in more than one article. However, there are two ways a selfie stick can be used positively.

The first is for basic photography. It was about a year ago that I saw a selfie stick for the first time and I thought it was a great idea. This was because the selfie stick was being used to take a picture of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C. Rather than taking a picture of himself, the user was using the monopod on his camera phone to take a better shot of the Memorial. By using the selfie stick he was able to eliminate the large crowd that would have hindered his photographic shot. So a selfie stick can be practically used to aid one in their photography. Continue reading “Two Positive Uses For Selfie Sticks”