I can’t decide.
“Excuse me, can you take a picture of me/us?”
We’ve all said it, wanting to have the entire party in the picture, or wanting to be in the picture with the scenery or activity, instead of having a picture just of scenery or activity.
Well, with the Selfie Stick, that’s no longer an issue.
Behold the Selfie Stick!:
This contraption allows you to put your camera or cell phone on it so you can swing it out further and take a picture of a moment that needs capturing with you in it. Like this:
(Not GRex in picture)
Tools! Tim Allen would be proud.
Every Grunt from Home Improvement: http://youtu.be/YQwYNca4iog
And Lord knows strangers don’t necessarily take well-framed pictures.
But… will this take us over the edge and suck the last of our souls?
Ok I’m on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, WordPress (naturally.) Many people, myself included, are posting pictures at an astounding rate. If a picture is worth a thousand words than we are being bombarded by infinite words. And it’s not stopping.
Gone are the days of being careful of what to take a picture due to a limited number of exposures on film. “Careful, I only have four pictures left!!”
And with smart phones and social media, it’s post now, think later. I (and dare I say “we”), have become deranged into thinking people need to see EVERY STEP OF OUR DAY. And we’ve all accepted viewing them.
That’s some good Kool Aid.
I’ll admit, I’m teetering on the abyss of self-absorbtion, and I’m not they only one. We’re thisclose to falling into the water in which we’re viewing our beautiful reflection.
The Selfie Stick may be a great idea to be in the pics with people, scenery and great events.
Buuuuuut, let’s try to uphold picture quality, try to limit the “hey look at us hanging out at a bar, showing our duck faces! Woooooooooooh!” pics.
So let’s all be sure to use the Selfie Stick for good, not evil.