Three Ways to Improve Your Smartphone Photography

A tripod or “selfie stick” can help you capture professional-quality images when you’re flying solo in the field or on the water

Photo or it didn’t happen! The way to make your digital contribution as high-quality as possible is with a portable, lightweight selfie stick or tripod to eliminate unwanted motion and give your first-person photography the right perspective. Here are a few highly rated options to choose from.

Universal Fit

Change your point of view with this product, which weighs only 3.7 ounces. Vproof

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The simplest and most unobtrusive smartphone mount is just a telescoping rod with a phone holder at one end: aka the selfie stick. They’re lightweight, sleek, and easily stashed in a pack, bag, or pocket. Look for one-piece construction with a universal mount that will fit any smartphone and case.

Shoot From Distance

Thanks to an adapter, this product can also connect to action cameras. BZE

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If you want a little more function out of a selfie stick, consider one that also has extendable legs at the base. They can be folded up for use as a standard selfie stick or extended to create a stable platform for remote photography.

Long Range

Thanks to a stable base, this product is ideal for video chatting, too. Fugetek

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A heavy-duty selfie stick with a tripod base and Bluetooth remote control offers the ultimate in versatility. The platform is more stable, is just as extendable as a selfie stick, and houses a wireless shutter release to provide exacting photography or video from any distance. No more fiddling with timed releases!