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Have you mastered the art of the selfie? Some of us seem to have more of a knack for it than others. But if you’re lacking in skills, fear not. We’ve got the goods to make your next selfie session highly productive and sure to generate your best selfies ever!
Technically, National Selfie Day is June 21, but let’s face it – every day is selfie day in today’s social media-charged world.
Anker Bluetooth Selfie Stick
If you haven’t tried one yet, the selfie stick is the first step in upping your selfie game. It captures the right amount of background for the best possible shot at the perfect distance away. The Anker Bluetooth Highly Extendable Selfie Stick and Compact Handheld Monopod extends almost 30 inches, lasts up to 20 hours on a single charge and ergonomically grips any Android or iPhone between 2.2 and 3.3-inches wide. It’s an Amazon’s Choice item, maintaining 4.3 out of 5 stars after 770 customer reviews. Comes with a welcome guide, wrist strap, micro USB charging cable and an 18-month warranty. Buy it here.
B-Land Cell Phone Holder With Light Selfie Ring
When you need your hands free for your selfie (or YouTube video), the B-Land Cell Phone Holder and Light Selfie LED ring light is your best bet. Illuminate your subject (yourself!) perfectly via the LED ring, while the cell phone holder grips your device exactly as you wish. The holder can be adjusted a full 360 degrees and the light offers ten brightness options and three color modes, including white, warm yellow and warm yellow + white. The versatile clip-on width and 55-inch USB charging cable ensures setup almost anywhere. Buy it here.
LuMee Duo Phone Case
Never doubt Kim Kardashian when it comes to selfies. For optimal selfie lighting, the LuMee Duo has earned itself an endorsement from Mrs. Kardashian West herself. The iPhone compatible case’s front and back LED strips brighten up your selfie with one click and fill in the shadows of the entire foreground of the shot with two. It also protects your phone with its smooth outer shell design. Available in several colors with either glossy or matte finish. Buy it here.
OURRY Clip-On Selfie Light Ring
When you just need a little help with occasional lighting, go for the OURRY Clip-On Selfie Light Ring. It works universally with smartphones, tablets, cameras, laptops and more. 32 LED mini-bulbs provide nine brightness levels and three modes of cold, warm or neutral light. Works as a night light, makeup light and selfie enhancer, and the cute pink kitty ears make it a fun gift to boot! Lightweight and easy to transport in pocket or purse. Another Amazon’s Choice product, it maintains 4.6 out of 5 stars after 321 verified customer reviews. Buy it here.
JOBY GripTight GorillaPod Stand PRO
Set up your shot in a host of new ways using the JOBY GripTight Gorilla Stand PRO. Superb for adventurers on the go, the GripTight GorillaPod securely holds almost any smartphone, with or without its case, attaching anywhere with its rubber foot grips and wrappable legs. Tilt and rotate to the perfect angle to avoid glare, get the best lighting for your selfie or live stream or watch a video on your phone. More durable and stable than previous models. Buy it here.
Wish you could get your doggo to sit still and look at the camera for an occasional picture? For most of us, it’s been an insurmountable feat – until now! The new Pooch Selfie, as introduced on ABC’s Shark Tank, features an attention-grabbing squeaking ball and attachment that works for both front and rear-facing cameras. Finally, you can hold Fido’s gaze long enough to get a great shot! Works with iPhone, Galaxy and most third-party smartphone cases. Buy it here.
Canon SELPHY CP1300 Wireless Compact Photo Printer
Print your favorite selfies anytime anywhere with the Canon SELPHY CP1300 Wireless Compact Photo Printer. In just 39-47 seconds, you’ll have your pick of instantly dry, water resistant pics in hand, from post card size to 4 x 6 prints to 2.1″ x 2.1″ square images. Package includes sample ink and paper, a compact power adapter, a USB printer cable, two gentle cleansing cloths and 1-year warranty. Buy it here.
olloclip Multi-Device Clip 3-in-1 Essential Lens Kit
Take your choice of a detailed close-up, a spherical “fish-eye” shot, or a wide-angle capture of a larger grouping with the olloclip Multi-Device Clip 3-in-1 Essential Lens Kit. Compatible with iPhone, Galaxy, Pixel and more, this handy clip-on lens works great for selfies, food pics, blurry bokeh background effects, time-lapse shots, panoramas, and even group pics and video chats. The bonus Bluetooth shutter remote can be used with both video or still photography and works up to 30 feet away. Fun to play with! Buy it here.
Stouchi Fan for iPhone
Need to cool off for your next selfie or just want that effortless windblown Beyoncé effect? Get some freshly fanned air through your hair with the Stouchi Fan for iPhone. Adjust the 180 degree rotating mini-fan to your preferred direction. Set it up in your home, office or for travel use. Two fans come in a pack – one white, one black. Buy it here.
Holy Stone GPS FPV RC Drone HS100 Quadcopter
When you connect your phone, you can see everything the drone sees in live video with the newest version of the Holy Stone GPS FPV RC Drone HS100 Camera Live Video 1080 HD and GPS Return Home Quadcopter. The drone’s built-in altitude hold function keeps it flying at the desired height, while the GPS-guided “follow me” mode allows you to trace your steps via video, take aerial photos and enables the auto return function if it should lose signal or battery. Make sure to register this one with the FAA; it’s easy to do online in 10 minutes. Buy it here.
Now that you have the right equipment, get out and explore some of the top selfie spots in the Northeast.
Share your best selfie secrets in the comments!