About Mobile Photography
Mobile phone photography has come a long way since the early days of blurry screens and cameras with a resolution of less than 1 megapixel. Now, it’s possible to capture genuinely high-quality imagery on your smartphone, as evidenced by the stunning photography that adorns many people’s Instagram galleries.
While smartphone cameras are already capable of taking beautiful pictures and are improving all the time, that may not be enough if you’re truly looking to channel your inner Annie Leibovitz or David Bailey. In that case, you’ll be eager to browse MyMemory’s range of mobile photography accessories. From projectors and wide-angle lenses to artificial lighting and remote control shutters, we’ve got all you need to take your mobile photography skills to the next level.
How to take the perfect selfie
Buy a selfie stick designed for your device
Ensure the lighting is on point with a selfie flash or other mobile lighting
Use a wireless remote shutter to take your pics
Strike a pose!
Like it or not, we’re living in the age of the selfie! If you want to take the perfect selfie, it’s no longer enough to extend your arm and pull your best pout - you need a few accessories to help you out.
First on the shopping list should be the selfie stick. This once-maligned accessory is now ubiquitous at tourist sites across the world, and you should definitely have one in your bag if you’re planning to snap a few selfies when you’re out and about. Nowadays, snappers can choose from a wide range of selfie sticks, some of which are designed for specific devices (such as GoPros, or smartphones up to a certain width). Make sure you choose one that’s designed for your phone or action camera.
Next up, it’s time to think about lighting. An array of ultra-portable artificial lighting solutions are now available for smartphone owners, from self-illuminating phone cases to plug-in lights. These are a must to ensure great lighting for your selfie, whatever the ambient lighting conditions.
Finally, a remote shutter is vital to snap your pics when your selfie stick is extended to its full length (depending on the product you choose, it could reach several feet in length). Most remote control shutters connect to your smartphone via Bluetooth and are compatible with a wide range of devices, although some require you to install an app before use.
Once you’ve got all the equipment, it’s time to strike your best selfie pose and snap away!