It seems the whole world enjoys a selfie. I must admit I enjoy taking photos more than being in them, I wouldn’t describe myself as camera shy, you only have to check out my video tutorials to know that, it is just that I love taking photographs. Other people like being in them and taking the photo and I guess this is why the selfie stick is so popular and I thought let’s see what happens if I make my own selfie stick.
I have everything I need a camera, a monopod (it’s like a tripod but with one leg) and a remote control. I attached the camera, a Canon EOS 5D Mark III, to the monopod, I did check that the monopod and the head could take the weight of the camera and all the bits attached. I did wrap the strap from the camera around the monopod just in case the camera came loose, this camera is quite heavy. The remote control, a PocketWizard III was already on the camera. I tested the remote to make sure it worked. I then angled the camera to where I thought it would get the best shot and fully extended the monopod.
Fully extended and holding the camera out like in the photo below is heavy so you don’t want to take too long doing this and be careful putting it down you don’t want to lose your grip of balance.
Here is the end result.
Have a go. It doesn’t have to be a selfie taking a shot from high up is an interesting angle to take a photo from.